My most-used buttons and keyboard shortcuts for Windows

posted Sep 4, 2012, 8:07 AM by OpenLabs Houston   [ updated Sep 4, 2012, 8:13 AM ]

Below is a list of my most frequently used keyboard shortcuts and buttons. I try not to rely on my mouse or touchpad for browser navigation and other routine tasks while using my HP Pavilion laptop.  Reduced my creping wrist pain caused by the mouse and increased my speed for routine task completion or navigation. 

Windows button (Start menu)
Menu button (displays properties like a right mouse click)
ALT + Tab (switches between multiple open applications)
FN + prt sc (to copy a monitor screenshot, CTRL + V to paste into an editor)

Using Chrome:
CTRL + T (opens new tab)
CTRL + W (closes active tab)
CTRL and plus sign or minus sign (zoom in / out)
F5 or CTRL + F5 (refreshes page)
F6 (cursor focus in url address bar to type new address)
CTRL + PgUp or PgDn (switches between multiple open tabs)
ESC (to stop slow/unresponsive urls)
ALT + back arrow or forward arrow (switch to previous/next opened page)
Tab (to navigate for completing form fields)
Spacebar (to add check/uncheck to a checkbox)
Arrow button + Tab (to select multiple choice form radial fields i.e. radio buttons)

Editing in Chrome
CTRL + Z (undo last edit)
CTRL + Y (redo last edit)
CTRL + X (deletes highlighted)

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