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Have you ever wanted to navigate faster on your PC or Mac? Here we’ll provide you with some handy shortcuts to help speed up your day to day life!

Windows 7 Shortcuts

  • Windows Key
    • Search in the start menu by typing after hitting the Windows key
    • Launch programs by searching the program you want and hitting enter
    • Scroll through programs by using the up arrow to go through pinned or recent programs
  • Windows + E
    • Opens a new window of Explorer
    • Easily access your network drives, folders or USBs
    • Good for creating new windows to move files
  • Windows + D
    • Minimizes all open applications
    • Quickly access the desktop
  • Windows + S
    • Opens Snipping Tool
    • Snipping Tool allows for custom screenshots, handy for troubleshooting with your local IT department!
  • Windows + “+” or “-”
    • Zoom in or out on the cursor location on the screen
    • Use Ctrl + “+” or “-“ to zoom in and out in browser windows
  • Alt + Tab
    • Switch between windows of open applications
    • Helps locate a window that may be offscreen or hidden
  • Alt + F4
    • Quickly close windows and programs
    • Similar to Command + Q for Mac users
    • Close stubborn or frozen apps easily with that app selected
  • Ctrl + Tab
    • When in a browser, this allows you to switch between tabs
    • Functions the same as the Tab key in documents (creates an indent)
  • Ctrl + Z
    • Undo
    • Undoes the most recent action
  • Ctrl + Y
    • Redo
    • Repeats an undone action

Mac OS X Shortcuts

  • Command + Q
    • Quits a program
    • If you have a program like Microsoft Word or a browser, which allows you to close individual documents or pages without quitting, this will completely close the software
  • Command + Tab
    • Opens an application switch
    • Switch quickly between open applications on your Mac
  • Command + Shift + 3
    • Takes a screenshot of your entire screen (including second monitors)
  • Command + Shift + 4
    • Takes a targeted screenshot
    • Uses a crosshair, click and drag to select the dimensions
  • Command + N
    • Opens a new Finder window
    • Handy for navigating between two folders when migrating files
  • Command + Y
    • Quick look preview while in Finder
    • Allows a quick look at what the document or PDF looks like
  • Command + W
    • Closes current tab in your web browser
    • Allows you to close any accidentally opened tabs quickly
  • Command + F3
    • Pushes your open applications aside so you can see the desktop
    • Good for reaching the desktop if you need something on your desktop
  • Shift + Command + Delete
    • Automatically empties the trash
    • Easily clears out files you’ve deleted if you’re doing some “spring cleaning” on your computer
  • Spacebar
    • When hovering over an icon, this uses the Quick Look feature to preview a file or folder
  • Option + Brightness up / down
    • Adjusts brightness from the keyboard
  • Option + Volume up / down
    • Adjusts volume from the keyboard

Fun Bonus Mac Shortcut:

Pressing CONTROL + OPTION + COMMAND + 8 will reverse the colors on your screen, if you want a funky new look! If you need to switch it back to normal, simply use the shortcut again.