Just wanted to start a thread with tips for PC users. There are a lot of cool things you can do with windows that a lot of people don't realize...at least from my experience. Add any you don't see th at can be useful to others.
I decided to make this thread because a professor last night was having trouble zooming in using excel. Like most professors he was making the font size larger, and then resizing everything else. I clued him in on a much easier way to do this, which apparently very few people know.
Ctrl+scroll wheel zooms in and out of documents
Ctrl+z will undo the last command, good when you accidentally delete something in word.
Ctrl+y will redo a command undone
Ctrl+s will save a document, I use it all the time writing papers or when using excel
Ctrl+c copies text selected
Ctrl+x cuts text selected
Ctrl+v pastes text
Ctrl+b bolds things in excel, word, and while posting
Ctrl+i italicizes things in excel, word, and while posting
Ctrl+u underlines things in excel, word, and while posting
F4 copies the last thing you did in word
ctrl+home brings you to the top of a page, good for long documents or pdfs
Ctrl+end brings you to the end of a page
ctrl, hold it down to select multiple items, like when moving multiple files click one and hold control and click the rest you want to move. Good when being selective, also works in excel and word.
ctrl+f will find a word in firefox, word, or excel. In word you can also use it to replace words.
ctrl+pgup/pgdown will go to the next tab in excel and in firefox
Alt+F4 automatically closes a window, good if you are looking at something at work you shouldn't be
Alt+tab will switch over to the last window you were looking at, I use this all the time at work. Have your work up and whatever else up (ex polk forum) and tab between them when someone walks by.
Alt+tab hold alt, can switch between any of your open windows
windows key opens the start menu
Windows key + e opens my computer
Ctrl+alt+delete to get to windows security
ctrl+shift+esc to go automatically to task manager