You may have seen our previous blog post on keyboarding shortcuts and thought, “This is for rookies!” But remember you were once a rookie too! Sure, you might have mastered Microsoft Word by the third grade, but not everyone is in the same boat as you. But for those who have the basic keyboarding shortcuts down, here are 3 lesser-known keyboarding shortcuts to increase your productivity for our computer tip of the day.
3 lesser-known keyboarding shortcuts
- Ctrl + Home and Ctrl + End: These shortcuts will save you a ton of time scrolling up and down through a long document. The first shortcut will take you to the top of a document and the latter will take you to the end. For Mac users, do Command + Up Arrow and Command + Down Arrow. Mind blown.
- Ctrl + Backspace and more: The Ctrl + Backspace shortcut will greatly increase your productivity because it deletes one word at a time instead of one character at a time. Similarly, Ctrl + Right Arrow or Left Arrow moves the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time. Fly through editing your documents with these tricks. Note: These shortcuts do not work on Apple computers.
- Alt + Tab: When you are working on a big project, you probably have a number of applications open like your web browser, Microsoft Office, and other applications applicable to your work. To switch between applications without having to switch over to your mouse, simply use the Alt + Tab shortcut to flip through open applications. For Mac users, try Command + Tab.
We hope you enjoy these keyboarding shortcuts and that you can work them into your daily life to save yourself some time. For more information on computer help, contact us at AE Technology Group.