Commonly Used OS-Level Shortcuts

1.    Alt + Tab (toggle between programs)

2.    Windows button + M (show desktop, i.e., minimize all windows)

3.    Windows button + Tab (show all active windows in task bar)

4.    PrtScn (save screen capture to clipboard; “paste” the image into an image-editing program to make it into a file)

5.    Windows button (opens applications menu)

Browser Shortcuts

6.    Ctrl + T (open a new tab)

7.    Ctrl + Shift + t (reopens the tab you last closed; works multiple times)

8.    F5 (reload page)

9.    Backspace (go to previous page; works multiple times)

10.    Ctrl + Tab (cycle between tabs)

Commonly Used Shortcuts in Most Applications

11.    Ctrl+ Z (undo last operation)

12.    Ctrl + Y (redo last operation)

13.    Crtl + O (open file)

14.    Crtl + S (save)

15.    Ctrl + W (close active window or file)

16.    Crtl + Q (quit application)

Copy-and-Pasters’ Delight

17.    Ctrl + A (select all in active window; e.g., select all text on page)

18.    Ctrl + X (cut to clipboard)

19.    Ctrl + C (copy)

20.    Ctrl + V (paste)

Find, Select, and Navigate Text

21.    Ctrl + F (find; helpful if you’re searching for a particular word on a website or document)

22.    Ctrl + Shift + down arrow (select until end of line)

23.    Ctrl + Shift + up arrow (select until beginning of line)

24.    Ctrl + Home (move cursor to top/start of document)

25.    Ctrl + End (move cursor to bottom/end of document)