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Useful keyboard shortcuts


People are always amazed at how fast I can move around a computer, and are convinced that this must be because I have spent years with computers combined with lightning speed typing speeds (125 wpm).

The key is simply to know your way around the keyboard: If you want to become a truly skilled computer ninja, then you have to master the keyboard!

Chrome & Firefox

Shortcut Action
Ctrl + T Open a new tab
Ctrl + Tab Shift trough your opened tabs
Ctrl + W Close an opened tab
Ctrl + K Jump to search box
Ctrl + L Jump to address box
Ctrl + F Find in page
Ctrl + D Add bookmark
Ctrl + J Show downloads window
Ctrl + + Increase text size
Ctrl + - Decrease text size
Ctrl + 0 Reset text size to default
Alt + scroll Scroll line by line
F5 Refresh page
Ctrl + F5 Refresh page and cache
F11 Full screen view

Windows

Shortcut Action
Windows + D Show desktop
Windows + M Minimize all Windows
Windows + E Open Windows Explorer
Windows + R Open Run dialog
Windows + Pause/Break Open System Properties
Windows + L Lock computer
Windows + F Open the Search dialog

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