How to Improve Your Keyboard Game

Below is a compilation of some quality keyboard short cuts and tricks. Throwing these short cuts in your arsenal will help you gain keyboard athleticism. The blog will be organized so that you can group the keyboard short cuts properly in your mind. This will help you quickly slay any task you undertake on your computer.

Microsoft Word 101

The key to Microsoft word success are as follows:

CTRL+C (Copy)

CTRL+X (Cut)

CTRL+V (Paste)

CTRL+Z (Undo)

The most important shortcut to note here is CTRL+Z (Undo). This key allows you take back any formatting blunder which is a typical occurrence when using Microsoft Word. Also, CTRL +C (Copy) and CTRL + Z (Paste) can save you significant time when amidst a grueling word document.

Helpful Hotkeys for Outlook

Here are a few helpful Hotkeys to Employ on Outlook:

CTRL+A (Select all)

F2 key (Rename the selected item)

DELETE (Delete)

Although the delete button may seem obvious, many PC users fail to capitalize on this very nifty key. It is located in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard, and it’s not to be confused with backspace. The virtue of the delete key in Excel is that it allows users to quickly eliminate information in excel. You can combine this hotkey with CTRL + A to eliminate entire columns of information, and quickly navigate the system. Lastly the F2 key (rename) can be used to quickly label columns with headers, or change specific information within cells.

Hot Keys Useful for General Computer Navigation

Below are a few hotkeys every computer user needs to know:

CTRL+ESC (Display the Start Menu)

CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager

F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)

The single most important hot key is the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Display the Start Menu). It is your life raft in the world of PC issues.