Using keyboard shortcut keys can greatly increase your performance. Every time you lift your hand off reach for your mouse or touchpad, you’re wasting few seconds. That’s why you can speed up almost everything you do on a PC. Using combo keys you can do everything with faster, and also more accurate than even the mouse. For example, to copy text, highlight text and simply press the Ctrl + C shortcut. This keyboard shortcut is faster than moving your hand to the mouse, highlighting text with the mouse, right-click and then select Copy from the options.
Shortcut Keys You Did not Know
Below are the top important keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use.
1. CTRL + SHIFT + T ⇒ Restore Closed Browser Tab
If you closing tabs one by one on the web browser, unfortunately, you closed tabs which are important and didn’t want to close. By CTRL + SHIFT + T, you can recover tabs that you close just now.
2. Win Key+ Arrow keys ⇒ Window Snapping
Win + Up keys will Maximize the current program. Win + Down key will minimize the desktop windows. By other arrows key, the window will show to the right and left the side of the screen.
3. Win Key + PrtScn ⇒ Capture a Screenshot
Press Win +Print Screen to capture the screenshot of the currently open program. It will save in Screenshots folder in Pictures.
4. Win Key + Plus/Minus Key ⇒ Magnifier
By Win + Plus key, you can zoom-in to a large screen to view better by the magnifier. By Win + Minus key, you will zoom out to the default screen.
5. Win Key + Pause Key ⇒ System Properties
Press Win Key + Pause/Break Key used to System Properties dialog box quickly.
6. Win Key+ [NUMBER 1-9] ⇒ Open Pinned Programs
These keys open the pinned programs to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, it switches to that app.
7. CTRL Key+ Shift + V ⇒ Paste as Plain Text in Chrome
This shortcut is useful when you copy any text from the website. Once you paste text in the email or text editor, it shows background and text color but you want simple. Simply, just press CTRL Key+ Shift + V to paste without style.
8. CTRL Key + [Number 1-9] ⇒ Jump to Tab
If you opened too many tabs, you can quickly navigate to a specific tab number from the left. With Ctrl +  you will jump to the very last tab, no matter how many you have open.
9. CTRL + Mouse Wheel ⇒ Change Font Size
This shortcut will change the size and appearance of file and folder icons even work in web browsers for better reading.
10. Windows key + Ctrl +D ⇒ Open Virtual Desktop
It will add a virtual desktop. To Switch between virtual desktops press Win key + CTRL + Left or Right arrow and close current virtual desktop by Window key + Ctrl + F4.
Most Popular Shortcut Keys
These are the most common and important shortcut keys that we use in daily life.
1. Ctrl + C, Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V ⇒ Copy, Cut and Paste
These shortcuts are most important and everyone uses it. CTRL + C used to copy the highlighted text or selected item. To cut highlighted item then press CTRL + X. CTRL + V will paste the item that you copy/cut.
2. Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y ⇒ Undo and Redo
CTRL + Z will undo last changes and revert to an older state. CTRL + Y would redo the last operation again.
3. CTRL + A ⇒ Select All
CTRL + A will select all items in a window or a text file. Once you selected, press CTRL + C to copy it and paste anywhere you want.
4. CTRL + F ⇒ Find
This keyboard shortcut key used to find any text on a current page of any program including web browsers.
5. CTRL + S ⇒ Save
This keyboard shortcut key used to save documents or other types files in all almost programs.
6. CTRL + B, CTRL + I and CTRL + U ⇒ Bold, Italic, and Underline
CTRL + B is used to bold/strong the highlighted text. CTRL + I cursive the highlighted font and CTRL + U underline the word that you selected.
7. Ctrl + P ⇒ Quickly Print
This keyboard shortcut will open a print preview of the current page or document. Press Ctrl + P to view a print preview of this page.
8. Alt + F4 ⇒ Close Windows
Sometimes you opened too many tabs in your browser and closing them by CTRL + W or using a mouse. It will waste couples of seconds. You can close the program by just pressing Alt + F4.
9. Windows Key + L ⇒ Lock Your PC
Win + L shortcut lock your Windows PC if your work is not completed and want to do it later then this keyboard shortcut is useful. Other people won’t be able to access your desktop without a password.
10. Home and End Key
Home key will move the cursor to the beginning of the page in any program including web browsers and End Key move the cursor to the end of a document.
11. Win Key+ D ⇒ Show Desktop
If you opened any programs and want to go Desktop instead minimize all programs just press Win key + D. It help to quick launch desktop.
12. Win Key + M ⇒ Minimize all windows
You don’t need to minimize programs one by one. You just press Win key + M to minimizes all program at once.
13. Alt + TAB ⇒ Switch Between Open Programs
A small window will launch showing all open programs. Click the Tab key to jump to the next application, release key to open the selected one.
14. ALT + Left and ALT + Right Arrow ⇒ Backward and Forward
We hit the back button in file explorer even in web browsers. There’s no need to click arrows button every time you want to return to the previous page. Just hit ALT + Left Arrow to backward and ALT + Right Arrow takes you forward.
15. Shift + Delete ⇒ Permanently Delete
Select a file and pressing Shift + Delete to bypass recycle bin, a dialog box will show. Clicking ‘Yes’ will permanently delete the file without sending it to the Recycle Bin.