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10 useful Windows keyboard shortcuts you need to know

You can save time and increase your productivity if you have a Windows or PC computer by using these nifty keyboard shortcuts. You’ll be able to quickly hide all of your windows, display others, undo mistakes, and conceal everything by locking your computer with a few taps, and that’s not all. So, let’s get to it to help you be more efficient and your workflow more efficient. 

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10 best Windows keyboard shortcuts 

1. Lock your screen 

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3. Quickly access the search bar 

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

Windows shortcut for the search bar. (Cyberguy.com)

You can use this for your computer or while in your Windows browser. Tap Ctrl + E to select the navigation/search bar, so you can type in whatever you’re looking for. 

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

Find shortcut for Windows. (Cyberguy.com)

Whether you’re searching for a particular name in a document, a keyword on a webpage, or something you just typed, use the handy shortcut to find something on any page or document with text. Tap Ctrl + F and a search bar will appear for you to type in. 

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6. Quickly switch tabs

8. Paste text 

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

Paste shortcut for Windows. (Cyberguy.com)

Now that you know how to copy your text without having to go through the steps with your mouse, paste the text, file, folder or photo just as easily. Either select where you’re going to paste the text or select where on your computer, you’re going to paste a file/folder/photo/etc., and then press Ctrl + V to paste.

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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows

Undo shortcut for Windows. (Cyberguy.com)

This is a handy shortcut if you made a quick typo while typing something out, but it’s even more handy when you make a larger error like accidentally deleting an entire page of work. We’ve all been there – whether it’s a long email, you accidentally typed over or a list you deleted – whatever it may be, undo it by pressing Ctrl + Z

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