“Control A and Other Helpful Shortcut Keys” by Joan Y. Edwards
Today’s blog post will be brief. I know that surprises you. I hope it will be helpful to those who don’t know the wonders of using the Control and A keys on the keyboard.
If you want to choose all items on a page, hit Control and A. It automatically highlights and selects every item on the page. If you want to copy and paste everything on that page to another document, hit Control and C. Then go to the page where you want to put it. Hit Control and V. It will paste the whole page of words onto the new page.
If you are moving files from one folder to another, you can use this, too. Hit Control A, then drag the files to the new place in your computer. If you want to upload all the pictures you have to an online photo gallery, hit Control A to choose all of them.
If you want to choose some of the files but not all of them, you can hit Control Shift, and choose folders or files in a row. If you hit Control Shift and one file at the top and another one in the middle it’ll highlight all the files in between. Or just keep clicking and it’ll highlight them all until you stop and do something with them.
Here are three different links to shortcuts that might help speed up the time you spend on the computer.
1. Microsoft Shortcuts for PCs http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449
2. Save 15 keystrokes to complete a url address: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/save-15-keystrokes-use-ctrlenter-to-complete-url/
3. Computer Hope.com http://www.computerhope.com/shortcut.htm
Tell me your favorite shortcut.
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