Sometimes learning a few keyboard shortcuts can really save you a lot of time. Both Windows and Mac users can take advantage of these time-savers. On your PC keyboard, look for a key that looks like the Windows logo (⊞) between your Control and Alt keys. On your Mac keyboard, look for the Command key (⌘). Below are some of our favorites, feel free to share some of your own in the comments!
⊞ – D will toggle between showing your desktop and your open windows. Very useful for quickly getting to a desktop icon.
⊞ – L will lock your workstation. This is a good idea anytime you walk away from your workstation.
⊞ – R will open the Run dialog box
⊞ – Break (over by the Print Screen key) will open the System Properties box
Control – T will open a new tab in your browser.
⌘ – Space will allow you to quickly search for something using Spotlight
⌘ – Shift – 3 will take a full-screen screenshot and drop the file on your desktop (PNG format).
Similarly, ⌘ – Shift – 4 will allow you to select a region of the screen and drop the file on your desktop as a graphic.
⌘ – control – option – Eject will immediately Shut Down your computer.
⌘ – Shift – Q will let you close all applications and log you out of your computer.
⌘ – T will open a new tab in your browser.