Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert and Ctrl+X

Both Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Insert will copy highlighted text or a selected item.If you want to cut an item instead of copying it, press Ctrl+X. This action removes the text or item and stores it in the clipboard for you, rather than just copying it to the clipboard while leaving the original behind.

Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert

Both the Ctrl+V and Shift+Insert will paste the text or object that’s stored in the clipboard.

Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y

Ctrl+Z is used to cancel last action and  Ctrl+Y is used to cancel last undo you have done.


Ctrl+F is used to find anything you want to find.

Alt+Tab or Ctrl+Tab

Pressing Alt+Tab switches between open programs moving forward.

Press Ctrl+Tab to switch between tabs in a program.


Ctrl+S is used to save file of any format in any Software.

Ctrl+Home or Ctrl+End

Ctrl+Home will move the cursor to the beginning of the document

Ctrl+End will move the cursor to the end of a document.

These shortcuts work with most documents, as well as web pages.


Ctrl+P is used to print any document or image.

Page Up, Spacebar, and Page Down

As you may have guessed, pressing either the page up or page down key will move to the next or previous page. When browsing the Internet, pressing the spacebar moves the scrollbar down a page. Similarly, Shift+spacebar moves the scrollbar up one page.