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January 17, 2015 Vanessa Kenworthy
keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to save time. Shortcut keys are an easier and generally quicker method of navigating software programs. Shortcut keys are different depending on the operating system you are using. Windows access via the Alt key, Apple the command key, or the CTRL or Shift in conjunction with a single letter. The de facto standard for shortcuts is the modifier key, a plus symbol, and the single character. So "CTRL+V" is telling you to press the CTRL key and the V key simultaneously to perform the shortcut.

Here are some of the most common keyboard shortcuts. For a comprehensive list of Windows shortcuts, visit Microsoft's site. For a list of Macintosh commands, visit Apple's site.

Popular Windows Commands:

  • CTRL+X: Cut
  • CTRL+C: Copy
  • CTRL+V: Paste
  • CTRL+Z: Undo
  • CTRL+B: Bold
  • CTRL+I: Italic
  • CTRL+U: Underline

Popular Apple Commands:
  • Command+X: Cut
  • Command+C: Copy
  • Command+V: Paste
  • Command+Z: Undo
  • Command+B: Bold
  • Command+I: Italic
  • Command+U: Underline



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