Updated: Apr 5
Looking for new ways to improve your workflow? Here are a few tips and tricks to get your efficiency to the next level.
1. UTILIZE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
When you work on a computer all day, learning a few keyboard shortcuts can speed up the process of looking for documents, browsing through multiple tabs, undoing a mistake, and working in programs such as excel and word.
Here’s a short list to get you started.
Ctrl + Z Undo an action.
Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.
Alt + F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app.
Windows logo key + L Lock your PC.
Windows logo key + D Display and hide the desktop.
Ctrl + Y Redo an action.
Ctrl + Right arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word.
Ctrl + Left arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word.
Ctrl + Down arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph.
Ctrl + Up arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
2. SAVE TO THE CLOUD
Saving to the cloud not only protects all of your precious time and work, but it makes it so much easier to access all of your files from multiple devices. Saving to the cloud also allows you to easily share and send files with specific groups or audiences. Plus, you’ll use less storage space.
- Save Storage Space
- Faster Processing Time
- Access Files from Multiple Devices
3. ADD & ORGANIZE SHORTCUTS
Staying organized is a sure way to improve work efficiency. Keep all of your useful go-to websites bookmarked and labeled (…the last thing you want is a whole bunch of random links in your bookmark list), and make sure to make a shortcut on your desktop for your frequently used apps.
4. CLEAN UP FILES REGULARLY
Update and maintain your digital workspace. A clean workspace means you’ll find your files easily and efficiently. Back-up old documents on the cloud or a protected hard drive and delete them from your local files.
5. KEEP UP WITH CURRENT UPDATES
Your PC is most likely to run its best when your software is up-to-date. Double check your updates to make sure they are not on pause.
Windows Update Settings
1. Windows Update settings, head to Settings (Windows key + I).
2. Choose Update & Security.
3. In the Windows Update option, click Check for updates
to see which updates are currently available.
4. If updates are available, you will have the option to install them.