Using keyboard shortcuts can improve your efficiency when working. By reducing unnecessary clicks and mouse manoeuvres, you can boost your productivity. We’ve compiled a list of our most used Windows shortcuts for you to try. Some you may have already mastered, while there might be others that you’re still to get the hang of.

Keys Action
Ctrl + C Copy the selected item.
Ctrl + V Paste the selected item.
Ctrl + Z Undo an action.
Ctrl + Y Redo an action.
Windows logo key  + L Lock your PC.
Windows logo key  + D Display and hide the desktop.
F5 Refresh the active window.
F2 Rename the selected item.
Alt + Left arrow Go back.
Alt + Right arrow Go forward.
Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.
Windows logo key  + Shift + S Take a screenshot of part of your screen.
Windows logo key  + period (.) or semicolon (;) Open emoji panel.
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter Turn on Narrator.
Ctrl + Right arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word.
Ctrl + Left arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word.
Ctrl + Down arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph.

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