14 Secret Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Didn't Know

How to use your computer without a mouse? Turning a sequence of mouse clicks into a simple press of a key or 2 can go a long way in increasing your productivity. While we might all know a few keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl C for copy and Ctrl V for paste, we seldom try to find or use other shortcuts. But you can use your keyboard to do pretty much everything your mouse can! Bright Side made a list of 14 keyboard shortcuts that will turn you into a power user and save you so much time!

TIMESTAMPS: Highlight everything in one click 0:22

Open a new document or window immediately 0:51

Change the font style to bold 1:29

Open your history in a new tab 1:55

Clear out your history in Chrome 2:17

Go incognito! 2:49

Save the current webpage as a bookmark 3:18

Jump to a specific tab 3:46

Quit an unresponsive program 4:26

Restore a closed tab 5:04

Highlight more effectively 5:28

Screenshot a chosen part of your screen 5:57

Open the Downloads page in a new tab 6:42

Search for a particular word on a webpage 7:14

Music by Epidemic Sound SUMMARY: - If you’re working in a word processing program and you need to highlight all the text in a document, then just press Ctrl + A. For Mac users, the shortcut is Command + A. - Hit Ctrl + N (or Command + N on a Mac), and a new Word document will show up immediately. - Pressing Ctrl B makes the highlighted text bold in any text editing program. - Pro users usually know where to find the history page in Chrome. But if you wanna save time, you can hit Ctrl + H if you have Windows or Command + Y on a Mac. - If you share a computer with someone, then you probably delete the history pretty often. To do it quick and easy, press Ctrl Shift Delete when you’re on the history page. - Clicking Ctrl + Shift + N will enable Incognito mode. Mac users will need to press Command + Shift + N. - Just press Ctrl + D and the page you’re on will be bookmarked. For Mac users, it’s Command + D. - The program you’re working in just froze, and it’s not responding to anything. There are a few ways to fix this problem. One of them is to use Ctrl + Shift + Esc. If you’re on a Mac, then try Command + Alt + Esc. - How to get your closed tabs back in the blink of an eye: on Windows, hit Ctrl + Shift + T. Mac users, you need Command + Shift + T. - To highlight more precisely, hold Shift and the left or right arrow to go backward or forward while working in Word. - Pushing the Windows key + Shift + S will turn your whole screen gray. Now you can click and drag exactly what portion you want as your screenshot. - To get to the Downloads page, use Ctrl + J and it’ll pop up in a new tab. - You can search for key words on the page by hitting Ctrl + F (or Command + F for Mac).


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