Many times we need to use the same command on a computer or a keyboard again and again. Each time, carrying out that certain command eats up a lot of time if one does it with the help of a mouse. For example, pointing the mouse button to the ‘Save’ button on the screen or any command for that matter can take a lot of time and energy.
It can even disturb your flow of actions and can derail your thinking process. So, the best way out is to use the keyboard shortcuts. They save your time to an unprecedented amount and your fingers can work on the keyboard just like the way you use it for typing. So, everything remains in the process and saves your time as well.
Here are some commonly used general keyboard shortcuts on the Windows OS.
CTRL + A = Select All
CTRL + B = Bold
CTRL + C = Copy
CTRL + D = Opens the font dialog box
CTRL + E = Toggles between center align and left align
CTRL + F = Opens the “Find” dialog box
CTRL + G = Opens the “Go To” dialog box
CTRL + H = Opens the “Replace” dialog box
CTRL + I = Italics
CTRL + J = Justifies the alignment
CTRL + K = Inserts the hyperlink
CTRL + L = Aligns left
CTRL + M = Inserts indent
CTRL + N = New document, window, etc.
CTRL + O = Opens the “Open” dialog box
CTRL + P = Print
CTRL + R = Aligns right
CTRL + S = Save
CTRL + U = Underline
CTRL + V = Paste
CTRL + W = Close current window
CTRL + X = Cut
CTRL + Y = Redo
CTRL + Z = Undo