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Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

posted Oct 4, 2016, 10:52 AM by Christina DeBello   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 10:18 AM ]

I am always surprised when I ask students to save an image. Many drag the image with their mouse onto their desktop, while others go up to file, select save as, etc. I am shocked they don't simply use the shortcut and get it done with a few keystrokes.  However, I have come to realize that the students aren't the only ones who don't take advantage of keyboard shortcuts; many of our teachers do not use them either. It may be because they didn't know they existed, but it is most likely because they can't remember what buttons to push or whether or not it is COMMAND or CONTROL for the device they are on.  Well, we're going to remedy this either way.  

Work smarter, not harder people!

Below I have attached a few documents and images detailing the specific keystrokes for shortcuts. 
Many of us know cmd+C for copy and cmd+V for paste, but there are several others that are just as useful. 
Feel free to browse through the images, print the handouts, or even bookmark this page for easy access.

Keyboard shortcuts may seem hard to remember, and learning one keyboard shortcut doesn't seem like it saves you a lot of time. But once you learn the lot of them, you'll definitely notice a boost in productivity because you're not unnecessarily reaching for a mouse.


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25 Basic Mac Keyboard Shortcuts



Did you know that by using a keyboard shortcut you could get a visual popup of all the keyboard shortcuts on a Chrome laptop? 

Here are a few basic keyboard shortcuts

(You may notice they are the same as Mac keyboard shortcuts, but with ctrl not cmd)

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