Keyboarding Shortcuts for Macintosh and Windows Machines
One of the great things about the Mac OS is that you can use the same set of keyboard shortcuts in almost every application.
Heres a list of the most common shortcuts to help ease your reliance on the mouse.
Apple-Q Quits the application.
Apple-O Opens folders, files and applications.
Apple-N Creates new document.
Apple-P Prints your document.
Apple-A Selects all.
Apple-W Closes window or document.
Apple-S Saves document.
Apple-X Cuts any highlighted contents.
Apple-C Copies any highlighted contents.
Apple-V Pasts any item that has been copied or cut.
Apple-Z Undos your last action.
Apple-B Bolds selected text.
Apple-I Italicizes selected text.
Apple-U Underlines selected text.
Shift-Apple-3 Takes a screen shot of the entire screen.
Shift-Apple-4 Takes a screen shot of a selected area of the screen.
Here are some goodies for Internet Explorer.
Esc = Stops page from loading
Ctrl + N = Open New browser window.
F5 = Refresh current page / frame.
F11 = Display the current website in full screen mode. If that's not what you want, press F11 again
Alt + Left Arrow = Go back a page
Alt + Right Arrow = Go forward a page
Internet Explorer stores the places you've been in the Temporary Internet Files folder. Did you know that you can make Internet Explorer empty those files for you? Click Tools and Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab. Under Security, check "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed."
Favorite Windows keyboard shortcuts.
Let's start with the WINKEY. This is the key with the backwards Windows flag on it, which you may oe may not have, depending on your keyboard.
WINKEY + D = Minimizes all windows and shows the desktop
WINKEY + L = Locks the computer (Windows XP only)
WINKEY + Tab = Lets you cycle through the programs shown on the taskbar
WINKEY + F = Brings up the Windows Search box
Here are some shortcuts for Microsoft Word.
Ctrl + A = Selects all the contents of a page
Ctrl + C = Copy selected text
Ctrl + X = Cut selected text
Ctrl + P = Paste the selected text
Ctrl + F = Opens the find box
Ctrl + B = Bolds the highlighted selection
Ctrl + I = Italicize the highlighted selection
Ctrl + K = Insert a link to a Web site
Ctrl + U = Underline the highlighted selection
Ctrl + Y = Repeat the last action performed
Ctrl + Z = Undo last action
Ctrl + End = Moves the cursor to the end of the document
Ctrl + Home = Moves the cursor to the beginning of the document