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February 4th, 2011 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Keyboard Tips

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Laptop Users Most Commonly Used Keyboard Shortcuts – Common Keyboard Shortcuts For Laptop Users

When you are using a laptop, and you don’t have a USB mouse hooked up, one thing that you should consider is using keyboard shortcuts to get things done a little more quickly.  Often times it can cut the time in half that it takes to do something on your laptop without a mouse.  Below is list of the most commonly used shortcuts that we suggest everyone get to know and use:

(To use any of these combination’s you have to remember to hold the Ctrl, Alt, or Shift key down and strike the letter key)

Ctrl + C Copies the Selection to the clipboard Ctrl + V Paste – Inserts the content of the clipboard
Ctrl + X Cut – Removes the selection from the active document and places it on the clipboard Ctrl + N Opens a new Word document
Ctrl + S or F12 Saves the active document Ctrl + F Find – to search for specific text in an active document
Ctrl + P Prints the active document Ctrl + O To open a previously saved document
Ctrl + A Selects all text and graphics in the active window Ctrl + W Closes the active window but does not exit word
Ctrl + B Bold – formats the selected text to bold or to remove bold Ctrl + Z Undo the last action, can be repeated several times
Ctrl + I Italic – formats the selected text to italic or to remove italic Ctrl + U Underline – formats the selected text to underline or to remove underline
Ctrl + Y Redo – after an action has been undone it can be reinstated to the document Alt + F4 Exit – closes Microsoft Word
Alt + Tab Quickly switch between open programs F1 Opens Word Help
Ctrl + left arrow/right arrow Moves the cursor one word at a time Ctrl + Home/End Moves the cursor to the beginning or the end of a document
For Highlighting Text:
Shift + left arrow/right arrow Highlights one character to the left or right Ctrl + Shift + left arrow/right arrow Highlights an entire work from the beginning or the end

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