We can all agree that shortcuts are life savers, it makes our lives easier and helps us do things quicker whether they are used in programming, writing or preparing a simple spreadsheet.

There are shortcuts that are very common and are used daily by everybody to copy, cut, paste or save in only one click, but there are others that go unnoticed by average users but that are very important to be acknowledged.

Because we want to help you and ease things for you, here are 10 shortcuts for you to use:

1- Win + L : Lock your computer.

You are taking a break and leaving your computer? Do you have confidential files? This shortcut will lock your screen and make it impossible to use your computer without a password.

2- Alt + F4 : Close Apps.

Imagine yourself finishing a project that requests a lot of research, a lot of apps and you clicked on that last send button. Your only wish is to close everything, well you don’t have to close each app alone, just click on Alt and F4, and everything will go away.

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3- Ctrl + A : Select All Text.

Sometimes you want to select all the text in an article that you are reading. Instead of clicking and moving your mouse around, just click on Ctrl and A, everything will be selected.

Sometimes you want to select all the text in an article that you are reading. Instead of clicking and moving your mouse around, just click on Ctrl and A, everything will be selected.

4- Ctrl + Z : Undo
Mistakes can be done, we’re only human after all. Unlike in life, when you do a mistake in your computer, it can be undone in an easy and efficient way, just click on Ctrl and Z.

5- Ctrl + Y : Redo Action
Do you want to redo what you have undone? Well with this shortcut, it is possible. On Click and everything will come back to the way it was, on your file of course. If only it was possible in life right?

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6- Ctrl + H : View history.
You read an article online and want to find it? Do you want fast access to your browser history? No problem, click on Ctrl and H, you will open your history in a new tab.

7- Ctrl + Shift + T : Reopen previously closed tab.
You closed a tab that you did not mean to close? No Problem! Ctrl, Shift, and T are here for you! Click on them and the tab that you just closed will reappear.

8- Ctrl + F : Fast search.
You are looking for a word or a paragraph on a specific subject and want to find it quickly? Click on Ctrl and F, you small search will appear, you just have to write the word and you will find it.

9- Ctrl + T : Open new tab.
You are using your browser and want to open a new tab quickly? Without reaching your mouse and go up to open a new tab, just click Ctrl and T, the new tab will appear.

10- Ctrl + W : Close current tab.
This shortcut will allow you to close any tab that is not needed or that you opened by mistake without spending time looking for that close button. A click and it is gone.

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Because we want what is best for our readers, here are some bonus tricks on how to use your touchpad efficiently:

Touchpad Hacks:

– Up and Down :

If you put 2 fingers on your touchpad and move them vertically, your screen will go up and down.

– Show or hide your desktop (Win + D) :

If you want to open a new folder and want to access your desktop quickly, you just click on the Windows key and D, your desktop will appear in front of you, or, a much simpler way is to just scroll your 3 fingers up on your mouse.

– Switch between active Apps (Alt + Tab) :

If you are working on something and you are using a lot of apps, you are probably going to move back and forth between these apps. This shortcut is hugely helpful to move from one app to another without losing time.

Which ones you did not know about? You have other Shortcuts in Mind, share them with us.