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Common Shortcut Keys to Boost Your Productivity

Every time you take your hand off the keyboard, it costs a few seconds. This may not sound like much, but it adds up over the course of a day. With a little memory work and the right tools, you can boost your productivity if your daily job relies heavily on using Windows. They just don’t get the work done quickly, but also improves the efficiency.

Virtual Desktops for those who work with multiple tools.

Windows Key + Ctrl + D – Create a new virtual desktop and switch to it

Windows Key + Ctrl + F4 – Close the current virtual desktop.

Windows Key + Ctrl + Left / Right – Switch to the virtual desktop on the left or right.

Snap Assist for general view

Side-by-Side Snapping significantly speeds up the process of snapping two windows side-by-side or snap windows to a 2×2 grid by offering you a choice of windows to snap.

Windows Key + Left – Snap current window to the left side of the screen.

Windows Key + Right – Snap current window the right side of the screen.

Windows Key + Up – Snap current window to the top of the screen.

Windows Key + Down – Snap current window to the bottom of the screen.

Four Corners

(Windows Key + Left, Up) – Simply hold down the Windows key, then hit Left, then Up to snap to the top left corner, for example. Similar for another corner.

Standard shortcuts in Window

Copy, paste, and other general keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl + X    Cut the selected item

Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Copy the selected item

Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) Paste the selected item

Ctrl + Z    Undo an action

Alt + Tab    Switch between open apps

Alt + F4    Close the active item, or exit the active application

Windows logo key + L    Lock your PC

Windows logo key + D    Display and hide the desktop

Most Useful Shortcuts Key for Google Chrome

    Tab

Ctrl+1-8 – Switch to the specified tab, counting from the left.

Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab.

Ctrl + Tab – Switch to the next tab – in other words, the tab on the right. (Ctrl + Page Up also works, but not in Internet Explorer.)

Ctrl + Shift + Tab – Switch to the previous tab – in other words, the tab on the left. (Ctrl + Page Down also works, but not in Internet Explorer.)

Ctrl+ W, Ctrl + F4 – Close the current tab.

Ctrl + Shift + T – Reopen the last closed tab.

Ctrl + T – Open a new tab.

Ctrl + N – Open a new browser window.

Alt + F4 – Close the current window. (Works in all applications.)

    Mouse Actions for Tabs

Middle Click a Tab – Close the tab.

Ctrl + Left Click, Middle Click – Open a link in a background tab.

Shift + Left Click – Open a link in a new browser window.

Ctrl + Shift + Left Click – Open a link in a foreground tab.

    Navigation

Alt + Left Arrow, Backspace – Back.

Alt + Right Arrow, Shift + Backspace – Forward.

F5 – Reload.

Ctrl+F5 – Reload and skip the cache, re-downloading the entire website.

Escape – Stop.

Alt + Home – Open homepage.

In addition, you don’t need to remember all the shortcut keys, just use some shortcut keys that make your work productive.

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