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Key com­bi­na­tions

Using key com­bi­na­tions, you can carry out actions which usu­ally require a mouse. Here’s a few you should be aware of.

The term key com­bi­na­tion (key­board shortcut) denotes pressing sev­eral keys on key­boards (Win­dows or macOS) either simul­ta­ne­ously or one after the other within a cer­tain time period or in a cer­tain order. This will then send cer­tain com­mands to pro­grams and apps or to the oper­ating system for execution.

The fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tions are of par­tic­ular rel­e­vance when e-banking:

Deleting browser history

Pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion in your browser will open the browser his­tory window, where you can delete the browser his­tory. This should be done after every e-banking session.

Win­dows: “Ctrl + Shift + Delete” or “Strg + Umschalt + Entf”

macOS (Safari): “Com­mand + Y”

Acti­vating incog­nito or pri­vate browser modus

Pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion in your browser will open a new “incog­nito” window. For as long as you use this to surf the Internet, no sen­si­tive data will be stored.

Win­dows (Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome): “Ctrl + Shift + N” or “Strg + Umschalt + N”

Win­dows (Mozilla Firefox): “Ctrl + Shift + P” or “Strg + Umschalt + P”

macOS (Safari): “Shift + Com­mand + N”

Locking your computer

Pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion will lock your computer.

Win­dows: “Win­dows key + L”

macOS: “Com­mand + Ctrl + Q”

The fol­lowing selec­tion of key com­bi­na­tions will make it gen­er­ally easier to work with your com­puter and will save you lots of labo­rious clicking actions:

High­lighting elements

Pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion enables you to select all the ele­ments inside a doc­u­ment or window.

Win­dows: “Ctrl + A” or “Strg + A”

macOS: “Com­mand + A”

Copying ele­ments

Pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion enables you to for instance copy selected text sec­tions, pic­tures, etc. These will be copied to the clip­board and can then be inserted elsewhere.

Win­dows: “Ctrl + C” or “Strg + C”

macOS: “Com­mand + C”

Cut­ting elements

Pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion enables you to for instance cut selected text sec­tions, pic­tures, etc. These will be copied to the clip­board and can then be inserted elsewhere.

Win­dows: “Ctrl + X” or “Strg + X”

macOS: “Com­mand + X”

Inserting ele­ments

Pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion enables you to for instance insert selected text sec­tions, pic­tures, etc. from the clipboard.

Win­dows: “Ctrl + V” or “Strg + V”

macOS: “Com­mand + V”

Reversing actions

If you make a mis­take, you can reverse it by pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion. This will jump one step backwards.

Win­dows: “Ctrl + Z” or “Strg + Z”

macOS: “Com­mand + Z”

Saving

No matter what you would like to save, by pressing the fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion, you can do so very easily from most pro­grams and apps.

Win­dows: “Ctrl + S” or “Strg + S”

macOS: “Com­mand + S”

Searching

The fol­lowing key com­bi­na­tion will enable you to bring up a search field where you can look for cer­tain words.

Win­dows: “Ctrl + F” or “Strg + F”

macOS: “Com­mand + F”

You can find fur­ther key com­bi­na­tions under Win­dows here.

You can find fur­ther key com­bi­na­tions under macOS here.

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