Keyboard shortcuts bypass the use of the mouse and circumvent device menu navigation. There are several of each type of device.
Save the time you spend navigating your device’s menus and use hotkeys. In fact, the use of the keyboard provides many benefits and allows users to save valuable time. Additionally, the mouse can sometimes play tricks on us, making navigation more difficult. So, it is recommended to remember different shortcuts according to the operating system of your device. You may find it difficult to use them at first, but with time you will feel their benefits. Here are some tricks you can do with your keyboard on Windows, macbook, iPadOS and Chrome OS.
Keyboard shortcuts for a Microsoft Windows computer
A computer running Microsoft Windows provides a variety of keyboard shortcuts. We usually use Ctrl+…, F…, Alt+… or Win+… to access it.
Keyboard shortcut using Ctrl+
CTRL+A : Select all. This keyboard shortcut allows you to select all files to explore In Microsoft Word, this selects all text.
CTRL+W : Close the displayed windows. No need to click the “X” in the right corner, at the top of the screen, this shortcut offers the shortest path.
CTRL+S : To register. It allows you to save the last tasks performed.
CTRL+Z : Cancel the order. This shortcut is used to undo the very last action.
Ctrl+Esc : start sample. This shortcut allows you to suspend, restart or turn off the device without using the mouse.
Ctrl+Shift+Esc : Open Task Manager. Regardless of open applications, this shortcut takes you directly to the task manager.
Use Alt+ to access certain functions quickly
Alt+Tab : Allows you to choose the application to use It displays the list of open applications and allows the user to choose the one they want to explore
Alt+F4 : When you want to close all open applications on your PC, just type the hotkey It saves valuable time.
Alt+PrtScn : Capture the active window. This shortcut is used to capture the active window and copy the image file to the clipboard.
Keyboard shortcuts in Win+ form…
Win+D : Hide/Show desktop. Accessing folders stored on your desktop is easy with this keyboard shortcut.
Win+Left/Right Arrow : Opens other windows to the left/right of the window the user is working on. It helps organize the workplace.
Win+Tab : Switch apps. With a selector, the user can choose between open applications displayed on the screen.
Win+L : Lock the PC. For example, when you have to leave the office and go to a small corner, it is necessary to lock the PC to avoid any indiscretion. When returning, just enter the password.
Win+I : Configure Windows. Settings are easily accessible through this shortcut. Alternatively, you can enter Maintenance Center by typing Win+A, display notifications and some settings.
Win+S : Go to Cortana/Search on Windows. This shortcut opens Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana. It can also be used to search for a file or application in Windows.
Win+PrtScn : Save a screenshot. After a screenshot, you can save the file in PNG format in the dedicated folder just by typing this keyboard shortcut.
Win+C : Put Cortana in listening mode. Before typing this keyboard shortcut, you need to enable Cortana first. This saves you from having to always say “Hey Cortana” when you want to talk to the voice assistant
Win+X : Access the quick link menu. The Quick Links menu is a hidden Start menu that provides access to all key system areas such as the PowerShell command prompt and Device Manager.
Shortcut using F…
F2 : Change/Edit Name. Before pressing F2, you must rename/rename the file or content.
F4 : Repeat the previous action. This keyboard shortcut repeats the last task. It is commonly used in Microsoft Office tools.
F5 : Refresh Using file explorer or web browser is very easy with this hotkey. Refreshing will display the latest version of the viewed page. In Microsoft Word, F5 also jumps to a page, section, etc. Or search for a word or phrase in the open text.
Keyboard Shortcuts for MacBook
Whatever the model,yours MacBook There are also many shortcuts, some using commands and some not.
Use command to access keyboard shortcuts on Mac
Command + W : Close the window you are currently working on. If you want to close all active windows, type Option+Command+W.
Command+G : Browse through each instance of the item to search. This keyboard shortcut, similar to Command+F, lets you search for items (files, web pages, etc.).
Command+Shift+A/U/D/H/I : Access a specific folder. A means you want to access the Applications folder; U for utility folder; D for desktop; H for Home and I for iCloud Drive.
Command+L : Navigate to a website or search for an item in Safari Typing this shortcut takes you directly to the address bar, allowing you to type the send request.
Command+Tab : After opening the application switcher, one must hold the command and then use tab to move to the desired application.
Command + Shift : Show all open tabs in the Safari window. This shortcut is the easiest way to see all open tabs in one Safari window on your Mac.
Command + backtic : Switch between open windows in an active application. Although less used, this keyboard shortcut lets you switch between windows when you have multiple open in the same application.
Ctrl+Command+Space : Open character viewer. This shortcut allows you to choose emojis to view and therefore insert into the message.
Option+Command+Esc : Force close. It’s the least annoying way to avoid an app that crashes while using it. However, it doesn’t work 100%. If it fails, it’s best to restart the application.
Command+Control+Question : Lock your Mac. Just like a Windows PC, it’s important to lock your Mac to avoid any indiscretions from others.
Command+Shift+T : Open the last closed tab in the browser. In a hurry, you may inadvertently close a browser tab. This shortcut opens again.
Some keyboard shortcuts using other keys
No need to use other keyboard shortcut commands. Here are a few:
Option+Shift+Volume : Adjust the device volume. When your Mac is playing music or a movie, you can use these keys to access and adjust the volume
File + Options : Close other tabs. If you want to close tabs other than the one you’re using, press Option and File at the same time
Fn twice : Start dictation. To start talking to your Mac, this keyboard shortcut does the trick. At the end of the command, press Fn again. This shortcut is increasingly used, especially if your Mac is running Catalina.
Use your iPadOS more easily
for your good use iPadHere are some keyboard shortcuts you may find useful:
Globe+H : Go to the home screen
Globe+S : Activate Siri
Globe+C/N : Show Control Center/Notifications
Globe+A : show doc
Command+Space : to research
Command + Right Arrow : Switch apps
Shift+Globe+A : Show app library
You can also view your iPadOS keyboard shortcuts by holding Globe or pressing Globe+M. On top of that, iPadOS offers a list of multitasking shortcuts, such as opening the app switcher by pressing Globe + Up Arrow. If you want to move to the next application, just press Globe+Left Arrow.
otherwise, Split view Provides the ability to split full screen between two apps at the same time. In addition to Split View, Slide over Also provides a multitasking view, displaying a floating app on top of apps displayed in split view or full screen. Next are some shortcuts to display or move the slide Actually, keyboard shortcuts Globe+Slash Brings up the slide in moments, while moving it is done by pressing option (⌥)+Globe+Left/Right Arrows.
Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts
whatever your ChromebooksYou can always rely on a few keyboard shortcuts to make things easier
Shortcuts starting with Ctrl+…
Ctrl+Shift+Q : Sign out of the Chromebook
Ctrl+Shift+Selector / F5 : Capture part of the screen. To select the part to be recorded, use the cursor.
Ctrl+Switch / F5 : This keyboard shortcut captures your Chromebook screen and saves the resulting file to the Downloads folder
If you have a standard keyboard, you may find the switcher key instead of F5.
Keyboard shortcuts starting with Alt+…
With your Chromebook, press Alt+… to access several functions:
Alt+E : Open the Chrome browser menu, if a Chrome browser window is open and targets.
Alt+[ ou Alt+] : Dock a window on the left or right side of your Chromebook screen
Finally, it should be noted that locking the Chromebook can be done by pressing a keyboard shortcut Search+L.