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Take a Shortcut

I'm sharing Windows keyboard shortcuts that I use often. To save time and typing, I've copied the hints below from articles at the Lifewire website.

Select Items

* CTRL+A: Select all items in a window, on the desktop, or all text in a document

* Shift+Any Arrow Key: Select text within a document (e.g., one letter at a time) or one item at a time in a window

* CTRL+Shift+Any Arrow Key: Select a block of text (e.g., a whole word at a time)

Format Text

Hit these combinations before typing or after selecting to bold, italicize, or underline

* CTRL+B: Bold text

* CTRL+I: Italicize text

* CTRL+U: Underline text

Work with Tabs and Windows

* CTRL+T: Open a new tab in your web browser

* CTRL+Shift+T: Reopen a tab you just closed (e.g., by accident)

* CTRL+H: View your browsing history

* CTRL+W: Close a window

Move the Cursor

* CTRL+Right Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

* CTRL+Left Arrow: Move the cursor back to the beginning of the previous word

* CTRL+Down Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

* CTRL+Up Arrow: Move the cursor back to the beginning of the previous paragraph

* CTRL+Home: Go to the start of a document

* CTRL+End: Go to the end of a document

Take a Screenshot

(you won't see anything happen onscreen when using these shortcuts)

* ALT+Print Screen: Capture a screenshot of active window

* CTRL+Print Screen: Capture the entire screen/desktop

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