Do you know your way around your keyboard? Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide an alternative way to do something that you’d typically do with a mouse. These are a few very easy to remember keyboard shortcuts. They are guaranteed to make your busy day, that little bit easier.

  1. Copy: Ctrl + C
  2. Paste: Ctrl + P
  3. Cut: Ctrl + X
  4. Bold: Ctrl + B
  5. Lock your PC: Windows logo key + L
  6. Task View: Windows logo key + Tab
  7. Bookmark: Ctrl + D
  8. Select all: Ctrl + A
  9. Switch between open apps: Windows logo key + D
  10. Shutdown options: Windows logo key + X
  11. Undo: Ctrl + Z
  12. Screenshot: Alt + PrtSc
  13. Start menu: Ctrl + Esc
  14. Minimise Program: Windows logo key + downward arrow
  15. Maximise Program: Windows logo key + upward arrow

Try these out on your keyboard and see how much easier it is. Don’t forget to check out our other Tip of the Week: 3 Steps You Can Take to Keep Your Computer Clean – SMG Business Solutions Ltd (

You can also refer to the Microsoft website where you can find hundred’s of shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts in Windows – Microsoft Support