The Windows operating system has many built-in shortcuts, each of which allows users to access the utility they are looking for faster. This may sound crazy, but using these keyboard shortcuts can eliminate the eight days that the average employee has to move his hands from the keyboard to the mouse every year.

To help you save some time, we have compiled some shortcuts to help speed up some time-consuming tasks.

Screen Rotation

This is not so much a chore as it is a way to prevent office pranksters from wasting too much precious time. For people who have not locked their workstations, a simple prank is to use quick shortcuts to rotate their screens. To level the playing field, you can use the same shortcut key to undo this operation: Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys.

Switch Tabs

Sometimes you will find that you miss the window you need behind all other windows that you have open. Although you can hover your mouse over the corresponding application on the taskbar to find it, it may be faster to use the Alt + Tab shortcut to cycle through the zoom window showing all open windows to select the appropriate one. This is also a useful way to see which windows are still open, allowing you to determine which windows can be closed.

Snapping Windows

Windows allows users to take advantage of the split screen feature by placing application windows on the edge of the screen and dividing them evenly. Although you can click and drag windows horizontally until they change the way you want, just press the Windows key + left/right arrow keys to complete the same operation. If you want to align the window to a specific corner and divide the screen into quarters, press the up/down arrow keys immediately after the left/right arrow keys. Once you are ready to maximize the window again, the Windows key + up arrow key will allow you to do so.

Shut Down Shortcuts

Clicking on the menu can be cumbersome, especially when you are just trying to log out, log out, or the like. However, thanks to this Windows shortcut and quick access menu, there is a more convenient way: by pressing the Windows key + X in combination with the following keys, you can achieve quite a few very common procedures:
Windows key +U -Shut down

Windows key +I – Log out

Windows key +R – Restart

Windows key +H – Hibernate

Windows key +S – Sleep

CRTL+C – Copy

CRTL+V  – Paste

CRTL+X  – Cut

CRTL+S  – Save

CRTL+P  – Print

CRTL+0(zero)  – Actual Size

CRTL+T  – New Tab

F11 – Full Screen

Create Own Shortcuts

Finally, if you have a specific folder or application that you use frequently and save it on your desktop, you can create a keyboard shortcut to quickly access it. Right-click the icon on the desktop and select properties. You should see an empty field labeled Hotkey. Just click to select the field and press the desired hot key. This will create your new shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + [any key of your choice]