It’s no surprise why Windows and Mac OS have many keyboard shortcuts. Since both your hands are already on the keyboard, why spend time using a mouse to navigate? You don’t have to remember every shortcut, just the more common ones.
Common shortcuts below are mostly used in word processing programs:
|Ctrl + C||Copy|
|Ctrl + X||Cut|
|Ctrl + V||Paste|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo|
|Ctrl + S||Save|
|Ctrl + F||Search for word|
|Ctrl + A||Highlight everything|
|Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow||Hightlight next letter|
|Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow||Highlight next word|
|Ctrl + Left Arrow or Right Arrow||Navigate text cursor to next word without highlight|
|Home||Go to beginning of line|
|End||Go to end of line|
|Page Up||Scroll up|
|Page Down||Scroll down|
You can also use shortcut keys while browsing the web. Here are some shortcuts you could use to navigate in web browsers.
|Ctrl + Tab||Switch to next tab|
|Ctrl + Shift + Tab||Switch to previous tab|
|Ctrl + T||Open new tab|
|Ctrl + W||Close current tab|
|Ctrl + Shift + T||Open previously closed tab|
|Ctrl + R||refresh current webpage|
|Ctrl + N||Open new web browser window|
|Backspace||Go back one page|
|Shift + Backspace||Go forward one page|
Finally, here are some common keyboard shortcuts for more general (Windows) navigation.
|Alt + Tab||Switch to next opened window|
|Alt + Shift + Tab||Switch to previous opened window|
|Alt + F4||Close current window|
Using these shortcut keys will require the little finger a lot as many of the modifier keys like Ctrl, Alt and Shift are closest to your little finger.