5 Efficient “Ctrl” Keyboard Commands

Do you ever feel like there should be a faster way to navigate on your computer?

Maybe you’re trying to find a certain word in a webpage, but it takes forever to skim through the whole thing. Or maybe you want to switch between tabs on your internet browser without using the mouse. This article will list 5 keyboard commands that can solve these problems and more!

1.Ctrl+F (Find) [Universal Command]

When you use the search command, a small text box will
appear. You can type any keyword you want to find in the document and it will
let you scroll through every instance where that keyword is within the

2. Ctrl+S (Save) [Universal Command]

The save command automatically saves the document to the current directory the file is saved in. If the file you’re working in has not been saved yet, it will prompt you to select a destination. Once the destination is set, using the Ctrl+S command will automatically save all your work.

3.Ctrl+Z / Ctrl+Y (Undo / Redo) [Universal Command]3

Use the undo keyboard command to quickly undo the last
action that was performed. Type Ctrl+Z to undo actions. Alternatively, if you
want to redo what you just undid, you can use the redo command by typing

4. Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, … (Switch tabs) [Web Browser Command]

When you have multiple tabs open in your internet browser, there are tabs that can be accessed from left to right. The left-most tab can be accessed by pressing Ctrl+1, the second with Ctrl+2, and so on. You can access up to the first 9 tabs using Ctrl+(1-9) on the keyboard.

5. Ctrl+D (Delete / Move to Recycle Bin) [Windows 10 Command]

If you want to quickly delete a file or folder, select what
you want to delete with your mouse and then type Ctrl+D. Don’t forget to empty
your recycling bin every so often to keep your hard drive space clear!

I hope you’ve found these tips useful and will keep them in mind when you’re on your computer. These commands will save lots of your time if used effectively by reducing your mouse strokes. If you’re interested to find out more useful commands for your day-to-day computing tasks, check out this Microsoft link that includes most of the commands that Windows 10 supports!

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