Helpful time-saving shortcuts on your PC keyboard

They’re not going to save you hours in the day, but it’s surprising how a few minutes here and there can add up to make life easier – especially if you’re short of time!

April 21, 2022

PC shortcuts for Windows  

Some of these are especially helpful if you are working on a laptop without a mouse.

Copy: Ctrl + C

Paste: Ctrl + V

Cut: Ctrl + X

Undo: Ctrl + Z

Redo: Ctrl + Y

Help: F1

Bold: Ctrl + B

Italics: Ctrl + I

Underline: Ctrl + U

Centre: Ctrl + E

Cancel: Esc

Create a horizontal line: Type three hyphens + Enter

Open a document: Ctrl + O

Create a new document: Ctrl + N

Save the current document: Ctrl + S

Open the ‘Save As’ window: F12

Close the current document: Ctrl + W 

Move to end of the document: Ctrl + End

Select everything in the document: Ctrl + A

Change selected text to uppercase: Press Ctrl + Shift + A  

Change selected text to lowercase: Press Ctrl + Shift K  

Insert a page break: Ctrl + Enter  

Remove formatting: Highlight + Ctrl + Backspace  

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