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  • Philip Boynes

Simple Keyboard Short-Cuts Everyone Should Know

Updated: Jul 4, 2021

  • Re-open a Closed Tab: Sometimes while using the internet, this happened that the tab got closed accidentally. You can bring back the closed tab by using the Ctrl+Shift+T

  • Undo Anywhere: Sometimes you have deleted any important file or have deleted a few words in the doc file, you can use Ctrl+Z to recover the file and words. This short cut key works almost everywhere.

  • Closing a Current Window or Program: When you want to close an open window or program you can do so by using Alt+F4

  • Closing a Single Tab: While using Chrome and Firefox internet browser if you want to close the current tab you can use Ctrl+W on PC to do so.

  • Open the CMD prompt Directly: If you want to use CMD (Command prompt) directly on your PC you can type ‘cmd’ in File Explorer address bar and the CMD will open directly.

  • Launch Task Manager: To launch the task manager directly you can use Ctrl+Shift+Esc

  • Switch between Windows: While working you might need to jump from one window to another window you can use Alt+Tab

  • Minimize / Maximise All Windows: You can use windows key+D to minimize all windows and vice-versa.

  • Jump to Address Bar: Sometimes you want to jump to the address bar of the browser directly. You can use Alt+D

  • Switch between Tabs: If you want to navigate from one tab to another you can use Ctrl+Tab and move forward from one tab to another. Similarly, if you want to navigate from one tab to another backward you can use Ctrl+Shift+Tab.

  • Open Private Window: You can use Ctrl+Shift+T to open a new private window.

  • Increase and Decrease Text Size: You can change your font size bigger and smaller by using Ctrl+ or + and Ctrl+ or-, and Ctrl+0 will reset the text size in the current window.

  • Refresh the Current Page: You can use Ctrl+R or the F5 button to refresh the current page.


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