Are you stuck in a world dominated by a mouse and clicking around a screen? Have you ever wanted to be more of a “Keyboard Junkie?”
Today, I’m going to introduce you to several keyboard shortcuts that will make your life easier while working in Windows. These keyboard shortcuts are tricks that I have been trying to pass along to participants in my workshops over the years, but now they’re written down in one place for easy reference.
I’m not going to be discussing specific applications, but rather universal shortcuts. I’ve also included some web browser short cuts toward the end that will make your life easier.
Let’s start by taking a tour of the common keys that will be used throughout this post:
Above, you’ll see several keys pointed out and numbered. The numbers correspond with the list below.
- Escape (Esc)
- Function Keys (F#)
- Control (Ctrl)
- Windows Key (Win)
- Home Group
- Arrow Keys
- Option Menu
The only keys that are discussed in this post that are not labeled on the above image are the letter keys.