Tech’ top tips – #3. Shortcuts to success

This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology.

When using the Windows PC’s around campus, a number of keyboard shortcuts are available to help make life easier when navigating around the systems.

Keyboard shortcuts can also help with accessibility of systems – here are a few you may know already and some you may not.

Ctrl Windows Alt
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Ctrl + C – copy highlighted items
Ctrl + X – cut selected text
Ctrl + V – paste copied items
Ctrl + Z – undo
Ctrl + A – select all items on screen
Ctrl + E – centre selected items (e.g. text or images in Microsoft Word)

Windows + D – display the desktop (minimise all windows)
Windows + L – lock the PC
Windows + N – create a new Note in OneNote

PrintScreen – capture the entire screen
Ctrl+Alt+PrintScreen – capture only the active window

Alt + Tab – toggle through open windows

The above represents only a few handy keyboard shortcuts, use the comments field below to add your own useful keyboard shortcuts.