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My Application Shortcuts

How often do you find yourself going to that zoom in/out dropdown to choose a Percentage? How often do you click on the scroll bars within your office applications? Well if you find yourself not getting on the application shortcut bandwagon you might be surprised how much time you are spending on clicking on those menus…

Here is a list of basic Shortcuts grouped by my most frequently used applications that will save you tons of time.


  • Zoom In – [Crtl] + [SpaceBar] + [Left Mouse Click}
  • Zoom Into Specific Area – [Crtl] + [SpaceBar] + [Left Mouse Click and Drag}
  • Zoom Out – [Crtl] + [Alt] + [SpaceBar] + [Left Mouse Click}
  • Fit Stage to Window – [Crtl] + [0]
  • Magic Wand Tool – [W]
  • Eye Dropper Tool – [I]
  • Marquee Tool – [M]
  • Gradient Tool – [G]
  • Switch Foreground and Background colors – [X]
  • Crop Tool – [C]


  • Zoom in – [Ctrl] + [Mouse Scroll up &down]
  • Move stage Left & Right – [Shift] + [Mouse Scroll up &down]
  • Move stage Up & Down – [Mouse Scroll up &down]
  • Fit Stage to Window – [Crtl] + [W]

Adobe Acrobat:

  • Zooming – [Same as Photoshop]
  • Fit Stage to Window – [Crtl] + [0]
  • View Full Screen – [Crtl] + [L]

If you have some of your own please drop a comment and I will add them to the list!


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