Our Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts

"What is your favorite shortcut besides Control, Alt, Delete?”

Computer shortcuts  help you navigate to places in your computer more quickly than clicking through numerous options and menus.

Here is what our computer IT support technicians and engineers answered to the question:

Who: Chris- Help Desk Technician

Favorite Shortcut: Windows Key + E 

What it does: This brings up 'My Computer' 

Remote computer help desk tech, Chris. likes windows e to quickly pull up the start menu  

Who: Dan- IT Technician 

Favorite Shortcut:

Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V 

What it does: You can select a large amount of text, copy and paste it easily. 

Remote computer help tech, Dan likes this this shortcut to quickly select copy and paste text on his computer

Who: Darrell- Dispatch

 Favorite Shortcut: Ctrl + p 

What it does:  Prints what is displaying on the screen


ctrl p.jpg

Who: Derek- Help Desk Technician

Favorite Shortcut: Ctrl + Z

What it does: Undoes the previous action 


This helps undo something you did before. This is a common computer repair. 

Who: Drew- Network Engineer   

Favorite Shortcut: Ctrl + L  

What it does: Access your browser's address and search bar when in your internet browser 

Network engineer, Drew likes to easily access the internet search bar on his computer with this short cut  

Who: Gibran- Network Engineer

Favorite Shortcut: Windows Key + Name of program 

What it does: Easily  

Windows key plus the name of the computer program opens the program. This help computer support techs open programs much faster than going through the menu and searching for the program.

Who: Greg- IT Technician

Favorite Shortcut: Windows Key 

What it does: In Windows 8, it brings users back to the Start Screen, and if the Desktop is open, the Windows button switches back and forth. 

The start menu opens in Windows 8 when you use the windows key 

Who: Joe- Network Engineer 

Favorite Shortcut: Ctrl + Esc 

What it does: This opens the windows start menu on the computer as well. Joe uses this when he is remotely working on a computer, and cannot use a mouse for some reason. This allows the user to open the start menu and navigate through the computer without a mouse. 

Ctrl esc is another way to open the windows start menu on your computer. 

Who: Kevin- Network Engineer 

Favorite Shortcut: Window Key + e  ( Same favorite shortcut as Chris) 

What it does: Opens up 'My Computer' so user can easily access files

Computer help desk tech, Chris and network engineer, Kevin, both like this shortcut because it opens the windows start menu on your computer easily. 

Who: Preston- Vice President and Service Manager 

Favorite Shortcut: Ctrl + c 

What it does: This copies whatever you have on your clipboard  


Ctrl C copies whatever content you placed on the computer clipboard  

Who: Sean- Help Desk Technician 

Favorite Shortcut: Ctrl + c, Ctrl + v 

What it does: Ctrl C is copy and Ctrl V is paste. This is much fast than right clicking and choosing copy and paste from the menu. 

Computer support tech, Sean, likes ctrl c plus ctrl v to quickly copy and paste text 

Who: Tony: Managed Service Administrator 

Favorite Shortcut: Windows Key + L 

What it does: Locks your workstation  

Our Managed services admin like windows L so when he walks away from the computer, the screen is locked and nothing can happen to waht he is working on 
Posted on October 18, 2013 .