Microsoft Windows comes equipped with hundreds of keyboard shortcuts which can simplify your life. These shortcuts are created by pressing two or more keys on your keyboard at once. With practice, using these shortcuts will become second nature. Even though Windows has so many shortcuts, not all of them are viable for daily use. You can see the entire list here, but we’ve compiled the best ones below.

  • Ctrl+C Copy
  • Ctrl+X Cut
  • Ctrl+V Paste
  • Ctrl+Z Undo
  • Ctrl+F Find
  • Ctrl+B Make selected text bold
  • Ctrl+I Italicize selected text
  • Ctrl+U Underline selected text
  • Alt+F4 Close/Exit active program
  • Ctrl+- Make text smaller in browser window
  • Ctrl++ Make text bigger in browser window
  • Windows Key+M Minimize all windows.
  • Windows Key+L Lock your computer
  • Ctrl+Alt+Delete Access Task Manager as well as other options for logging off, locking, or rebooting the machine

Are there any shortcuts you use on a regular basis? Let us know your favorites in the comments.