How to UNDO in Windows (SiteContent Trick!)
While typing away this morning on a new post, I realized that I habitually performed a keyboard function that I routinely use, but may not be well-known across the platform because not all of us come from backgrounds where keyboard shortcuts are a common tool.
For those of you who regularly use keyboard shortcuts, this probably won't be new news. But for those who are unfamiliar, or never had a reason to learn them, these can be very useful, especially when you are writing a lot of content.
The UNDO Shortcut
The reason for today's blog post.
By habit, I used the keyboard shortcut for UNDO, and thought to myself "I wonder if everyone knows this?"
One time or another, you've probably had an experience where you've accidentally deleted something or moved something or changed something, and then (thought you) had to redo it to fix it.
Not the case!
If you accidentally change or delete something, you can undo it, even though there is no 'undo' or 'go back' button in the SiteContent toolbar.
You just click CTRL Z.
Boom. Whatever you just accidentally did, is now undone.
Keyboard Shortcuts Most Useful in SiteContent
Here are the most common shortcuts used when creating content:
- CTRL X - cut
- CTRL C - copy
- CTRL V - paste
- CTRL B - bold
- CTRL I - italicize
- CTRL U - underline
And this blog post brought to you by the magical shortcut
so you don't have to redo whatever you just deleted, or fix whatever you just messed up!
(Keep in mind that if you do something major, or don't notice something until much later, you can always pull up a previously saved version in your revisions, but this is an immediate fix for when you just need to quick undo something)
2 CTRL Z Tips!
1) You can use it repeatedly.
So if you made 3 changes and you want to undo all of them, just hit CTRL Z 3 times to revert back to where you started.
2) You can undo undo.
If you hit CTRL Z to undo, then decide "no, I actually DID want to change that," you just hit CTRL Y.
Type the word "TEST" in your SiteContent post. Highlight and hit CTRL B. It's now bold.
Then hit CTRL Z which will UNDO the bold.
Then hit CTRL Y which will bold it again.
It's a small thing, but they do help you to be more efficient in your content writing.
(I use these daily in Windows / Microsoft. Not sure of the possible differences on a Mac)
Did you know about CTRL Z?