Useful Computer Keyboard Shortcuts to Make Online Life Easier

Become a pro at productivity! Keyboard shortcuts every college student, blogger, and business professional should know. I admit it. I'm a tech nerd. I'm the first to download new software and I love knowing little gadget tricks. Seeing as I spend a majority of my day online / on a computer, productivity hacks are my best friend. This is especially true when it comes to blogging or any type of digital marketing. So today I've decided to share with you some of my favorite computer keyboard shortcuts, as well as list a few that I'd like to begin using. Having all these shortcuts in one spot is great for referencing when you're trying to build the habit of remembering them ;)

Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

(I put an asterisk* by my most used shortcuts!)

*CutCommand ⌘ + X

*CopyCommand ⌘ + C

*PasteCommand ⌘ + V

*Paste without formattingCommand ⌘ + Shift + V

*UndoCommand ⌘ + Z

*Redo | Command ⌘ + Y

*Boldface selected textCommand ⌘ + B

*Italicize selected text |Command ⌘ + I

Underline selected textCommand ⌘ + U

Select AllCommand ⌘ + A

FindCommand ⌘ + F

Hide the windows of the front app | Command ⌘ + H

Open an new document / windowCommand ⌘ + N

SaveCommand ⌘ + S

*QuitCommand ⌘ + Q

Force QuitCommand ⌘ + Option + Esc

Switch between open appsCommand ⌘ + Tab

*ScreenshotCommand ⌘ + Shift + 3

Screenshot a selectionCommand ⌘ + Shift + 4

Force Mac restartCommand ⌘ + Control + Power

Delete the word to the leftOption + Delete

*Define a word | Command ⌘ + Control + D

*Go to topCommand ⌘ + Up Arrow

*Go to bottomCommand ⌘ + Down Arrow

Lower volume in smaller increments | Option + Shift + F11

Raise volume in smaller increments | Option + Shift + F12

*Insert an emojiCommand ⌘ + Control + Space

Empty trashCommand ⌘ + Shift + Delete

Become a pro at productivity! Keyboard shortcuts every college student, blogger, and business professional should know.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

CutCtrl + X

Copy | Ctrl + C

PasteCtrl + V

Paste without formattingCtrl + Shift + V

UndoCtrl + Z

Redo | Ctrl + Y

Boldface selected textCtrl + B

Italicize selected text |Ctrl + I

Underline selected textCtrl + U

Select AllCtrl + A

FindCtrl + F

Hide the windows of the front app | Ctrl + F4

Open an new document / windowCtrl + N

SaveCtrl + S

QuitAlt + F4

Force QuitAlt + F4

Switch between open appsAlt + Tab

ScreenshotPrint Screen

Screenshot a window | Alt + Print Screen

Delete the word to the leftCtrl + Backspace

Go to topHome

Go to bottom | End

Empty recycle bin | B

I hope you found these useful! :)

What shortcuts do you use and love?