Windows Shortcuts

If you are running a business then chances are you are using your computer on a regular basis. When you are, it may often feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything ticked off your to-do list. As such, it may be helpful for you to know some of the following Windows keyboard shortcuts. Once you have all of these committed to memory, you will find you are able to do work at a much quicker rate and will be surprised at just how much of an impact that can have on your productivity.

Ctrl + Z = Undo

It doesn’t matter what kind of work you are doing (or want undoing) there is no getting around the fact that this simple keyboard trick is a lifesaver. Irrespective of the kind of program you happen to be running, if you press Ctrl + Z it will undo whatever your last input was. Don’t worry about all the mistakes you could potentially make when doing your work as this shortcut will undo anything.

Ctrl + C = Copy

This is a reasonably common action and as such may be one you are already aware of, but it is so helpful to have in your repertoire that it bears repeating. If you need to copy a piece of text or an image or anything, you simply need to highlight it and then use Ctrl + C to make a quick copy.

Ctrl + V = Paste

Now that you have a copy of everything you want, chances are you are going to be wanting to paste it somewhere. There is a simple shortcut for that as well – simply place your cursor where you want to paste your text, press Ctrl + V and let your computer take care of the rest.

 Ctrl + A = Select All 

If you are hoping to highlight a large proportion of work and don’t want to run your mouse down the page, a much quicker way for you to select everything is by simply using the shortcut CTRL + A. This will select everything you are currently looking at so you can make a copy of it or do whatever you would like.

Ctrl + X = Cut

If you have some text or an image in a particular place, then it is easy to cut it out of your document. All you need to do is select whatever item you don’t want there and then press Ctrl + X in order to cut it. It won’t be deleted, rather removed and copied so that you can then paste it in the right place.

Alt + Tab = Switch Tabs/Screen

If you have a few different screens or tabs open and want to go from one to the other quickly, then this shortcut is perfect. If you simply hold down the Alt button and then tap on Tab, you are going to be able to move and choose between a few different screens.


There are a lot of great shortcuts when it comes to typing that will allow you to tackle your work more efficiently. If you would like more information about IT management solutions that can benefit your business, then you should consider enlisting the help of F1 Support. F1 Support can provide your organisation with technical support that will keep all your technology secure and working efficiently. If you have any questions then do not hesitate to get in touch.