More than 150 years ago, the first commercial typewriter was invented. This discovery altered the course of history and is now an indispensable component of our daily routines.
To date, 1.36 seconds has been set for typing the entire English alphabet from A to Z. If you could type at the same speed, just think of the time you’d save!
Fortunately, Bright Side has identified 10 tricks to help you become the typing master you’ve always dreamed of being
As of 2011, 90% of computer users were unaware of this simple method: You can search for a term on a webpage or document by pressing Command+F on a Mac (that is, the Command button and the F button at the same time) or Control+F on a PC.
There’s no more sifting through the entire page to find the beginning of that paragraph on Burberry Prorsum. Using this command, you can easily traverse between references or do a search-and-replace operation.
Shortcuts to The Documents You Frequently Use
Several documents and editing shortcuts are essential for everyone. To copy and paste text, simply press Command+C and Command+V on your keyboard (on a Mac) or Control+C and Control+V on your keyboard (on a PC) (PC).
Using Command/Control+A or Command/Control+Z, you can select all of a piece of text or an image. You can also save a document by using the Command/Control+S keys together. The speed of your text editing will soar once you’ve mastered these fundamentals.
Styling of Text
The usual shortcuts for decorating text in most word processors and text editors (such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and email applications) are very similar.
Command/Control+B, Command/Control+I, and Command/Control+U can all be used to make text bold, italicized, or underlined.
Undo Your Undoing
Command/Control+Z is an all-too-familiar shortcut. A time-saving tool if you find yourself writing frequently for work. Even so, what about those times when you want to go back and undo something? Control+Y is now available. Not to be confused with Command+Y, which we’ll cover in greater detail in the future.
Take a Screenshot
While this is typically used in the workplace for IT issues, you never know when it may come in helpful. If you’re using a Mac, use Command+Shift+3 to capture the entire screen; otherwise, press Command+Shift+4 to capture only a portion of the screen.
It’s possible to take full or partial screen grabs on a Windows computer by pressing the Windows Key+Shift+S key combination.
Uninstall An Application
Using Command/Control+Q, you can quickly close an app after first pressing Command/Control+S.
Windows and Chrome Tabs
These recommendations come in handy because we spend most of our time on Chrome. Press Command/Control+T to open a new tab. Command/Control+N will open a new window, as well.
Control+Tab or Control+Page Down can be used to switch between tabs on both Macs and PCs. Control+Shift+Tab or Control+Page Up let you return to the previous open tab using the latter approach when you wish to cycle between your open tabs.
Spotlight is a built-in feature on Macs that you may or may not be taking advantage of. With Spotlight, you may look up information on your computer and the internet, including files, emails, specific contacts, and directions to your desired location.
Command+Spacebar will bring up Spotlight, where you may enter your query. I receive an Excel document containing “Monkeys,” an iTunes link for Arctic Monkeys, a Wikipedia link to Monkeys, and several other websites I’ve visited that are also about monkeys when I search for “Monkeys.” (What?)
Links to Other Websites Using Google’s Email Program
There’s no need to send a URL as an attachment. When you press Control/Command+K on your keyboard while holding down the text you wish to link to, a pop-up window displays in Gmail and allows you to paste the URL.
As a result, instead of a jumbled mess of HTTP:// and www. links, your email now features a single paragraph of clear, clickable language.
You May See Your Search History at Any Time Using This Feature
Search history is a great way to quickly find a pair of earrings you were admiring while window-shopping late at night.
When you press Command+Y, a new window containing all of your search histories will appear right away. As with your search history, clicking through your browser’s menus will soon be a thing of the past.