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By Joann Goeres
Student Success Specialist
I use a combination of mouse clicks and keystrokes when using my computer, which enables me to work as efficiently as possible. In some cases, using keystrokes is easier and quicker than using the mouse to access a dropdown menu from which I then have to select an option. For example, pressing CTRL + 1 is a more efficient way to single space my paragraph than clicking the Format menu and then drilling down to the spacing option.
The Sticky Keys function on Windows PCs can make using keyboard strokes even easier. The Sticky Keys function permits you to strike shortcut keys one at a time rather than together. You can activate Sticky Keys by striking the Shift key five times. You will then be prompted to activate the function.
Below is a list of keyboard shortcuts that I use regularly.
To learn more keyboard shortcuts for your computer operating systems, click the appropriate link below:
Windows XP keyboard shortcuts
Windows Vista keyboard shortcuts
Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts
Windows 8.1 keyboard shortcuts
Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts
You are invited to schedule an individual session with a Student Success Specialist to discuss other beneficial computer skills. Just fill out the appointment request form.
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