Tuesday, October 11, 2016

#TechTipTuesday - Lose all CTRL

It was recently shared with me that many people were not in the full know of the awesome power of the CTRL key.

So I thought it would be a perfect time to share a few of the simple and brilliant functions you can perform with the CTRL key.

Select All.
Highlights all of the text in a  given field or space. Great if you need to copy something into a new digital space. (Pairs nicely with CTRL + C copy, and CTRL+V paste)
Looking for a particular word on a webpage, or perhaps you are scouring a PDF, or maybe you are looking for a particular set of words in a Google Doc. (Protip:If looking within a Google Doc/Spreadsheet/etc, make sure the page has fully loaded and that you've clicked within the                                                                                                    document before you press CTRL + F )

New Tab
If you ever need to quickly launch a new tab to search for something, try using CTRL + T, it will launch a new Tab for you and you can start your search without needing to use the mouse/trackpad

Uh OH...Undo
Made a mistake or want to quickly revert something back to the way it was, try using CTRL + Z to undo the last thing you did.

Sorry this one only works in the digital medium, no CTRL + Zing that wall you just painted.

Please note: If you are using a Mac
use the Command Key instead of CTRL

NOTE: You DO NOT need to press the + key to perform these functions, just the two keys pictures

For more great keyboard short cuts check out this Wiki Article.

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