Using keyboard shortcuts will help you get around much faster and can cut down the time needed to complete a task.
Here are the most important keyboard shortcuts worth knowing both for PC and Mac users.
Cut, Copy, Paste
PC: Ctrl + X = cut; Ctrl + C = copy; Ctrl + V = paste
Mac: Command + X = cut; Command + C = copy, Command + V = paste.
To select an entire document, you’ll just have to press Ctrl + A for Windows users and Command + A for Mac users. To undo a command, you need to press Ctrl + Z for PC and Command + Z for Mac, whereas to redo it, the keyboard shortcut for PC is Ctrl + Y, but for Mac is Command + Shift + Z.
To find text within a document
PC: Ctrl + F
Mac: Command + F
To select a paragraph
PC: Shift + Ctrl + Up/Down arrow
Mac: Shift + Command + Up/Down arrow
To select one line at a time, the shortcut is the same for both Windows and Mac user: Shift + Up/Down arrow.
Web browsing – add a bookmark
You can create a shortcut of your favorite webpages by bookmarking them:
PC: Ctrl + D
Mac: Apple key + D
If you have too many windows open and you want to quickly access your desktop:
PC: Windows key + D
A faster and clever way you close your browser without having to use your mouse:
PC: Alt + F4
Mac: Apple key + Q
Reopen previous tab
If you accidentally closed a tab:
PC: Ctrl + Shift + T
Mac: Apple key + Z
Go to previous location in browser
If you want to go to the webpage you were looking at before your current one:
PC: Alt + ←
Mac: Apple key + [
Starting and closing applications
Move through a list of open applications
Mac: Command + Tab
PC: Alt + Tab
To move through the list in reverse, just press Command + Shift + Tab for Mac and Alt + Shift + Tab for PC.
To open a new tab
PC: Ctrl + T
Mac: Command + T
To close a new tab
PC: Ctrl + W
Mac: Command + W
To minimize/ maximize the focused windows
PC: Alt + Space + N/ Alt + Space + X
Mac: Command + M/ Command + L
To show all open windows
PC: Windows key + Tab
To delete forever
PC: Shift + Delete