Constantly switching between your mouse and your computer keyboard can really slow you down. Learning to use keyboard shortcuts for common tasks can improve your productivity at your PC.
- Delete an entire word: Ctrl + Backspace
- Launch the Task Manager: Ctrl + Shift + Esc
- Open a new browser tab: Ctrl + T
- Reopen a closed browser tab: Ctrl + Shift + T
(Click here to read the full article by Matt Silverman for the OPEN Forum)
For a more comprehensive list, here is a list from Microsoft of numerous keyboard shortcuts that function under Windows Vista and later versions.
Try learning one new shortcut per day or per week, and soon you'll be enjoying a few extra minutes per day to crank out more work (or to watch the latest viral video on YouTube, your choice).