Keyboard shortcuts

  • Easily create sub- and super- script text: If you need to make sub or superscript text (like superscript for exponents and subscript for elements), simply press CTRL + = for subscript and CTRL + SHIFT + = for superscript in Microsoft Word.
  • Delete an entire word: Instead of deleting a single letter in a word you messed up, pressing CTRL + Backspace (BKSP) will delete the entire word behind the cursor.
  • Minimize all windows: When you need to get to your desktop quickly, simply press Windows + D and all windows will minimize. Press again and all windows will come back up.
  • Close the current window or tab: Press CTRL + W and the current window or tab will close.
  • You can switch among open programs by pressing Alt+Tab (or Command-Tab on the Mac). On the Mac, the much less known Command-tilde (the ~ key, upper left corner) switches among windows in a single program.

By simply utilizing the Windows Key, here are three shortcuts for increased productivity:

  • Windows Key & Right Arrow Key allows the screen to be split showing two or more windows side-by-side.
  • Windows Key & L (letter L) locks to computer. To unlock the computer, the logged in user’s password will need to be input
  • Windows Logo & E (letter E) opens the Windows Explorer and allows you to search for files and folder

BONUS TIP: Alt & PRT SC (print screen) = Takes a screen shot of the screen you are on. To paste this screenshot in a document, press CTRL & V.

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