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Here are 12 simple keyboard shortcuts that will not only save you time, but will give you mad keyboarding skills comparable to that millennial in your life.

  1.  Copy – (Ctl + C)
  2.  Cut – (Ctl + X)
  3.  Paste – (Ctl + V)
  4.  Find – (Ctl + F)
  5.  Save – (Ctl + S)
  6.  Undo – This will work on many applications, not just windows.
    • (Ctl + Z)
  7.  Spelling/Grammar Check – No more excuses – perfect spelling and grammar with just one click.
    • (F7) – PC or MAC
  8.  Change Zoom Level – For those of us who refuse to wear our glasses
    • (Ctl + Scroll mouse wheel) – PC
    • (Apple Key + (+/-) sign) – MAC
  9.  Show Desktop – If you have multiple windows open and need to quickly access your desktop.
    • (Windows Key + D) – PC
    • (F11) – MAC
  10.  Close Browser – For those times when your better half walks in the room while purchasing them a gift.
    • (Alt + F4) – PC
    • (Apple Key + Q) – MAC
  11.  Add a Bookmark – Create a shortcut to your favorite website with this quick trick.
    • (Ctl + D) – PC
    • (Apple Key + D) – MAC
  12.  Add “http:www” and .com to your browser address bar – The quickest route to your online destination?  Just type the name of the webpage you’d like to go to (for example, type “Amazon”), then press the following keys to add the “http.www” to the beginning and “.com” to the end.
    • (Ctl + Enter) – PC
    • (Apple Key + Enter) – MAC

Hopefully this will give you a few good shortcuts to increase your efficiency while navigating technology in your office.