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Windows 10 Search Cheat Sheet: Shortcuts and Tips to Know

When you’ve amassed hundreds of files on your PC, finding one specific file can quickly turn into a nightmare. Fortunately, Windows 10 has a few methods that you can use to navigate through your files and find the exact document or tool you’re looking for.

Using Windows Search is the easiest way to get started. You can simply press the Windows key to start searching, or you can click the built-in search bar on your taskbar.

Alternatively, you can use Cortana to find files or search for information on the web. Cortana gives you the convenience of asking questions via voice commands, and also lets you type in specific searches. Just hit Windows + Q to open Cortana, or click the Cortana icon on your taskbar.

The final way to search through your documents is with File Explorer. With this feature, you can browse your entire collection of files to find specific data. What’s more, you can narrow down your search using Advanced Query Syntax and Boolean operators.

This cheat sheet will go over the shortcuts you can use to search in Windows 10 using each of these methods.

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Windows 10 Search Shortcuts and Tips

ShortcutAction
Basic Windows 10 and Cortana Search
WindowsOpen Start menu search bar
Windows + S OR

Windows + Q
Open Cortana search bar in text mode
Down ArrowSelect result below
Up ArrowSelect result above
Right ArrowSelect option to the right
Left ArrowSelect option to the left
EnterOpen selected item
EscClose search menu
Narrow Down Local Cortana Search
Apps:Search within Apps
Documents:Search within Documents
Videos:Search within Videos
Folders:Search within Folders
Music:Search within Music
Settings:Search within Settings
Photos:Search within Photos
Mail:Search within your Outlook email inbox
People:Search within People
Cortana Web Search Tools
Web:Search the internet
Paris weatherGet weather information
Sydney timeGet time zone information
Define: "technology"Find word definitions
Facebook stockGet stock market information
Donald Trump ageFind facts about public figures
50usd to eurConvert currencies
5in to mmConvert measuring units
74f to cConvert temperatures
86/2*10Perform math calculations
DAL1439Track flight status
red sox scoreFind current sports scores
food near meFind local restaurants
Cortana Voice Command Search
Windows + COpen Cortana in voice command mode
Say "Hey Cortana"Open Cortana in voice command mode
Find document (file name)Find a specific file
Find photos from January 2018Find photos from a specific time
Open (app name)Open a specific app
Search the web for Lenovo laptopsSearch the internet for a specific term
What's the tallest mountain in the world?Find facts on the internet
Find restaurants near meSearch the internet for local restaurants
What's the time in Paris?Find time zone information
Show me the latest newsDisplay the latest news headlines
What's the weather?Find local weather information
Find showtimes near meFind local movie showtimes
What's 2+2?Perform math calculations
What's 13 pounds in ounces?Perform measurement conversions
Basic File Explorer Search
Windows + EOpen File Explorer
Ctrl + F OR

Ctrl+E OR

F3
Place cursor in the search bar
Ctrl + L OR
Alt + D
Place cursor in the address bar
Up ArrowSelect result above
Down ArrowSelect result below
Right ArrowSelect result to the right
Left ArrowSelect result to the left
EnterOpen selected file
Backspace OR

Alt+ Left Arrow
Return to previous page
Alt + Right ArrowGo to next page
Alt + Up ArrowReturn to the folder that the current file or folder is in
EscClear search or address bar
File Explorer Advanced Query Syntax Search
store:desktopLimit your search to the desktop
store:filesLimit your search to Files
store:outlookLimit your search to Outlook
store:oeLimit your search to Outlook Express
*.file_extensionSearch for a files with a specific extension
kind:everythingSearch all file types
kind:communicationsSearch communication files
kind:contactsSearch contacts
kind:emailSearch emails
kind:imSearch instant messaging conversations
kind:meetingsSearch meetings
kind:tasksSearch tasks
kind:notesSearch notes
kind:documentsSearch documents
kind:textSearch text documents
kind:spreadsheetsSearch spreadsheet files
kind:presentationsSearch presentation files
kind:musicSearch music files
kind:picsSearch picture files
kind:videosSearch video files
kind:foldersSearch folders
kind:favoritesSearch favorites
kind:programsSearch program files
date:today, date:tomorrow, date:yesterdaySearch for items with a specific date
modified:last weekSearch for items by modification date
size:>40, size:<40Search for items by size
File Explorer Search Using Boolean Operators
Keyword 1 NOT keyword 2Results with keyword 1 but not keyword 2
Keyword 1 OR keyword 2Results with keyword 1 or keyword 2
Keyword 1Results with the exact phrase "keyword 1"
(Keyword 1 keyword 2)Results with keyword 1 and keyword 2 in any order

Search Smarter in Windows 10

With these Windows 10 search shortcuts, you can access various Windows features, find lost files, and also uncover answers to your questions on the internet. If you’re still having trouble locating files, check out these free search tools for Windows 10.

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The Adobe Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Adobe Illustrator is an incredibly powerful app, but it can be difficult to navigate. With so many menus and toolbars, it’s hard to find your way around. Fortunately, it offers a huge number of keyboard shortcuts to help speed up your workflow.

In this cheat sheet we’ve compiled some of the best Illustrator shortcuts, for both Windows and Mac. They’ll help you quickly find the most important tools and panels, work more efficiently with complex documents, and access some hidden features that will get you designing faster than ever.

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Adobe Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcut (Win)Shortcut (Mac)Action
Basic Shortcuts
Ctrl + NCmd + NCreate new document
Alt + Ctrl + NOption + Cmd + NSkip New Document dialog box
Shift + Ctrl + NShift + Cmd + NCreate document from a template
Ctrl + SCmd + SSave document
Alt + Ctrl + EOption + Cmd + EExport document for screens
Alt + Shift + Ctrl + POption + Shift + Cmd + PPackage document
Ctrl + PCmd + PPrint
Ctrl + ZCmd + ZUndo
Shift + Ctrl + ZShift + Cmd + ZRedo
Ctrl + XCmd + XCut
Ctrl + CCmd + CCopy
Ctrl + VCmd + VPaste
Shift + Ctrl + BShift + Cmd + BPaste in place
Ctrl + FCmd + FPaste in front of selected item
Ctrl + BCmd + BPaste behind selected item
Shift + Ctrl + PShift + Cmd + PPlace an existing file into document
Ctrl + LCmd + LAdd new layer
Alt + Ctrl + LOption + Cmd + LAdd new layer with the New Layer dialog box
Alt + Click layer nameOption + Click layer nameSelect all objects on a layer
Alt + Click Eye iconOption + Click Eye iconShow or hide all other layers
Alt + Click Lock iconOption + Click Lock iconLock or unlock all other layers
View Shortcuts
FFSwitch between screen modes
(Normal, Full Screen, etc.)
EscEscExit Full Screen mode
Shift + Ctrl + HShift + Cmd + HShow or hide artboards
Ctrl + RCmd + RShow or hide rulers
Ctrl + UCmd + UShow or hide smart guides
Ctrl + 'Cmd + 'Show or hide grid
Shift + Ctrl + 'Shift + Cmd + 'Turn Snap to Grid on or off
Alt + Ctrl + 'Option + Cmd + 'Turn Snap to Point on or off
Ctrl + =Cmd + =Zoom in
Ctrl + -Cmd + -Zoom out
Ctrl + 0Cmd + 0Fit to window
Ctrl + 1Cmd + 1View actual size
Tool Shortcuts
Double clickDouble clickView settings for selected tool
HHHand tool
SpacebarSpacebarUse Hand tool when not entering text
Ctrl + SpacebarCmd + SpacebarUse Hand tool while entering text
VVSelection tool
AADirect Selection tool
YYMagic Wand tool
QQLasso tool
PPPen tool
++Add anchor point
--Delete anchor point
Shift + CShift + CAnchor Point tool
Shift + ~Shift + ~Curvature tool
TTType tool
Shift + TShift + TTouch Type tool
Line Segment tool
MMRectangle tool
LLEllipse tool
BBPaintbrush tool
Shift + BShift + BBlob Brush tool
NNPencil tool
Shift + NShift + NShaper tool
Shift + EShift + EEraser tool
CCScissors tool
RRRotate tool
OOReflect tool
SSScale tool
Shift + WShift + WWidth tool
Shift + RShift + RWarp tool
EEFree Transform tool
Shift + MShift + MShape Builder tool
KKLive Paint Bucket
Shift + LShift + LLive Paint Bucket Selection tool
Shift + PShift + PPerspective Grid tool
Shift + VShift + VPerspective Selection tool
UUMesh tool
GGGradient tool
IIEyedropper tool
WWBlend tool
Shift + SShift + SSymbol Sprayer tool
JJColumn Graph tool
Shift + OShift + OArtboard tool
EscEscExit Artboard tool mode
Shift + KShift + KSlice tool
ZZZoom tool
Ctrl + 1Cmd + 1Magnify 100 percent
XXFill
Shift XShift XSwap fill and stroke styles
Selection Shortcuts
Shift + ClickShift + ClickSelect multiple objects
Ctrl + ACmd + ASelect all
Shift + Ctrl + AShift + Cmd + ADeselect all
Ctrl + 6Cmd + 6Reselect
Ctrl + GCmd + GGroup objects
Alt + Ctrl + ]Option + Cmd + ]Select object above current selection
Alt + Ctrl + [Option + Cmd + [Select object below current selection
Ctrl + Double clickCmd + Double clickSelect object behind
Arrow keysArrow keysMove selection
Shift + Arrow keysShift + Arrow keysMove selection 10 points
Alt + dragOption + dragDuplicate selection
Shift + Ctrl + BShift + Cmd + BHide bounding box for selected item
Alt + Shift + Ctrl + 3Option + Shift + Cmd + 3Hide unselected items
Shift + Ctrl + OShift + Cmd + OCreate outlines from type
Editing Tools Shortcuts
Shift + Drag handlebarsShift + Drag handlebarsExpand or shrink object proportionally
Spacebar + DragSpacebar + DragMove and position shape while drawing it
]]Increase size of brush, text, etc.
[[Decrease size of brush, text, etc.
AltOptionDraw shape starting from its center
Shift (when drawing or rotating)Shift (when drawing or rotating)Snap line or object to vertical, horizontal, or diagonal position
Ctrl + 7Cmd + 7Create clipping mask
Alt + Ctrl + 7Option + Cmd + 7Remove clipping mask
XXSwitch between stroke and fill
DDRevert stroke and fill to default settings
//Set no stroke or fill
Ctrl + /Cmd + /Add new fill
Alt + Ctrl + /Option + Cmd + /Add new stroke
Shift + Eyedropper toolShift + Eyedropper toolSample color from an image
Ctrl + ICmd + ICheck spelling
Panels Shortcuts
TabTabShow or hide all panels
Shift + F7Shift + F7Align panel
Shift + F6Shift + F6Appearance panel
Ctrl + F11Cmd + F11Attributes panel
F5F5Brushes panel
F6F6Color panel
Shift + F3Shift + F3Color Guide panel
Ctrl + F9Cmd + F9Gradient panel
Shift + F5Shift + F5Graphic Styles panel
Ctrl + F8Cmd + F8Info panel
F7F7Layers panel
Shift + Ctrl + F9Shift + Cmd + F9Pathfinder panel
Ctrl + F10Cmd + F10Stroke panel
Shift + Ctrl + F11Shift + Cmd + F11Symbols panel
Shift + F8Shift + F8Transform panel
Shift + Ctrl + F10Shift + Cmd + F10Transparency panel

Useful Illustrator Tips and Templates

Learning the shortcuts above will help to make graphic design with Adobe Illustrator a whole lot easier. But that’s only the beginning. Check out our guide to the best free Illustrator templates, as well as these essential Illustrator tips to help you design faster.

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The Adobe Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of Adobe’s best-known programs within the Creative Cloud package. It’s one of the longest running apps devoted to video-making. Premiere Pro also has the well-earned reputation of being one of the most versatile and easy-to-use visual editors currently on the market.

While Premiere Pro CC can seem daunting to anyone who hasn’t used it, the app is actually quite simple to understand.

First, we recommend learning how to cut a video into clips using Adobe Premiere. This will help you shorten your videos for social media. Next, learn how to edit videos faster in Premiere Pro.

And once you’re ready to level up, give your workflow a big boost with the Adobe Premiere Pro keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet we’ve shared below.

The cheat sheet covers various shortcuts to help you quickly navigate around the app on both Windows and macOS. It also lists shortcuts to help you select and edit onscreen content and use various native tools like the Pen tool.

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Adobe Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows and macOS

The shortcuts listed are the default shortcuts forAdobe Premiere Pro CC 2020. The cheat sheet does not reflect shortcuts that have been customized by an individual user.

ShortcutAction
WINDOWS

Application Shortcuts
F1Open Premiere Pro Help
Ctrl + ZUndo last action
Ctrl + Shift + ZRedo last action
VActivate the Selection tool
Shift + AActivate the Track Select Backward tool
AActivate the Track Select Forward tool
BSelect the Ripple Edit tool
NSelect the Rolling Edit tool
PSelect the Pen tool
HSelect the Hand tool
ZSelect the Zoom tool
TSelect the Type tool
Ctrl + QQuit Premiere Pro
File Shortcuts
Ctrl + OOpen a project
Ctrl + WClose the panel window
Ctrl + Shift + WClose open project
Ctrl + SSave project
Ctrl + Shift + SSave project as
Ctrl + IImport a file or piece of media to edit
Project Shortcuts
Ctrl + XCut a piece of content
Ctrl + CCopy a piece of content
Ctrl + VPaste a piece of content
Ctrl + Shift + /Duplicate a piece of content
Ctrl + ASelect all content
Ctrl + Shift + ADeselect all content
Ctrl + FFind a file or piece of content
Program Shortcuts
SpacebarPlay
Sequence and Timeline Shortcuts
=Zoom in on a track
-Zoom out on a track
Ctrl + =Increase the size of the tracks
Ctrl + -Decrease the size of the tracks
Ctrl + LLink content
Ctrl + GGroup content
Ctrl + Shift + GUngroup content
FMatch a frame
Shift + RReverse Match a frame
Ctrl + KAdd Edit to a frame
Ctrl + Shift + KAdd Edit to all tracks
Shift + TTrim Edit
XMark Clip
/Mark Selection
MAdd a marker
Shift + MGo to the next marker
[Decrease the volume of an audio track
]Increase the volume of an audio track
Shift + EExport a frame
Ctrl + MOpen Export dialog box in Timeline panel
Essential Graphics Shortcuts
BackspaceClear selection
Legacy Title Panel Shortcuts
AArc tool
EEllipse tool
LLine tool
PPen tool
RRectangle tool
ORotation tool
CVertical Type tool
Ctrl + BBold text
Ctrl + IItalicize text
Ctrl + UUnderline text
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + CInsert the copyright symbol
macOS

Application Shortcuts
F1Open Premiere Pro Help
Cmd + ZUndo last action
Shift + Cmd + ZRedo last action
VActivate the Selection tool
Shift + AActivate the Track Select Backward tool
AActivate the Track Select Forward tool
BSelect the Ripple Edit tool
NSelect the Rolling Edit tool
PSelect the Pen tool
HSelect the Hand tool
ZSelect the Zoom tool
TSelect the Type tool
Cmd + QQuit Premiere Pro
File Shortcuts
Cmd + OOpen a project
Cmd + WClose the panel window
Shift + Cmd + WClose open project
Cmd + SSave project
Shift + Cmd + SSave project as
Cmd + IImport a file or piece of media to edit
Project Shortcuts
Cmd + XCut a piece of content
Cmd + CCopy a piece of content
Cmd + VPaste a piece of content
Shift + Cmd + /Duplicate a piece of content
Cmd + ASelect all content
Shift + Cmd + ADeselect all content
Cmd + FFind a file or piece of content
Program Shortcuts
SpacebarPlay
Sequence and Timeline Shortcuts
=Zoom in on a track
-Zoom out on a track
Cmd + =Increase the size of the tracks
Cmd + -Decrease the size of the tracks
Cmd + LLink content
Cmd + GGroup content
Shift + Cmd + GUngroup content
FMatch a frame
Shift + RReverse Match a frame
Cmd + KAdd Edit to a frame
Shift + Cmd + KAdd Edit to all tracks
Shift + TTrim Edit
XMark Clip
/Mark Selection
MAdd a marker
Shift + MGo to the next marker
[Decrease the volume of an audio track
]Increase the volume of an audio track
Shift + EExport a frame
Cmd + MOpen Export dialog box in Timeline panel
Essential Graphics Shortcuts
DeleteClear selection
Legacy Title Panel Shortcuts
AArc tool
EEllipse tool
LLine tool
PPen tool
RRectangle tool
ORotation tool
CVertical Type tool
Cmd + BBold text
Cmd + lItalicize text
Cmd + UUnderline text
Cmd + Option + Shift + CInsert the copyright symbol

Explore More Adobe Premiere Pro Tips

Now that you have this cheat sheet, you can quickly reference it to fulfill all your video editing needs. Looking for other things you can do with the program? Learn how to record a voiceover in Adobe Premiere Pro or liven up your videos with a few Premiere Pro transitions.

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The Best Google Search Cheat Sheet: Tips, Operators, and Commands to Know

How many times have you searched Google only to get a bunch of incorrect or unrelated search results that you wish you could filter out? Well, with a few search shortcuts, you can narrow down your search results and always get the exact results you’re looking for.

You’ll find these shortcuts in our Google Search cheat sheet below. It contains various search tips, operators, and commands to help you filter content by site, timelines, context, and more.

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The Google Search Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

OperatorDescriptionExample
Informational Search Queries
defineReturns a definition of the given term.define gregarious
timeReturns the current time at a particular location.time stockholm
toConvert measurements from one unit to another.1 cup to tbsp
inConvert measurements from one unit to another.1000USD in GBP
translateTranslates the queried terms into another specified language.translate hello world german
mapReturns map result.map new york
stocksReturns stock information.stocks sbux
weatherReturns the weather forecast for the given location or ZIP code.weather 90210
Basic Search Symbols
-Excludes search results that include this term.best tablets -drawing
|Returns search results that match terms on either side of the pipe. The same as writing "OR" between search terms.computer | tablet
@Returns search results that match a particular social media site.phone recall @twitter
#Returns search results that include a specific hashtag.#throwbackthursday
“”Returns search results that include all terms within quotes in the exact given order.“never gonna give you up”
*Returns search results where any words can be matched in place of the asterisk.best * in america
..When placed between two numbers, returns search results that match within the number range.chromebook $200..$500
()Used to group search terms and control the search logic of the query.(best | worst) office suite
$Returns prices.mac $1000
Popular Search Operators
cache:Show Google's cached version of a specific page.cache:makeuseof.com
filetype:Returns only search results that match a particular file extension.sleep study filetype:pdf
related:Returns other websites that are similar to the queried website.related:nytimes.com
site:Returns only search results from a particular website.productivity tips site:makeuseof.com
Other Search Operators
inanchor:Returns pages that are linked to using anchor text matching the search query.
allinanchor:Same as inanchor, but matching every term that appears after allinanchor.
intext:Returns only search results that match in the page's body.
allintext:Same as intext, but matching every term that appears after allintext.
intitle:Returns only search results that match in the page's title.
allintitle:Same as intitle, but matching every term that appears after allintitle.
inurl:Returns only search results that match in the page's URL.
allinurl:Same as inurl, but matching every term that appears after allinurl.

The most useful shortcuts are site:, filetype:, and to, but all of these operators and commands are good to know.

More Google Search Resources to Discover

In addition to searching Google, you should also get acquainted with these advanced search operators for Gmail. And did you know that there are some cool games hidden in Google Search? Once you’re familiar with all these advanced tools, you can put them to good use. For example, advanced Google Search comes in handy when you’re trying to find a book without knowing the title or author!

We’ll wrap up with a word of caution: don’t trust all types of Google Search results blindly.

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The Most Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Know

If a Mac is your go-to device for working online, it’s a good idea to learn a few of its keyboard shortcuts for managing your desktop. To help you discover and memorize the most essential macOS shortcuts, we’ve compiled them into a cheat sheet below.

The cheat sheet contains key combinations for taking screenshots, managing boot modes and shutdown routines, and working with Finder. You’ll also find shortcuts for managing windows, force-quitting apps, emptying the Trash folder, and more.

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Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

ShortcutAction
Startup Shortcuts
DBoot to Apple Diagnostics
NBoot from a network server
TBoot in Target Disk Mode
ShiftBoot in Safe Mode
Cmd + RBoot to macOS Recovery
Option + Cmd + RBoot to macOS Recovery over the internet
Cmd + SBoot in Single-User Mode
Cmd + VBoot in Verbose Mode
OptionBoot to Startup Manager, to pick other startup disks if available
Cmd + Option + P + RReset NVRAM or PRAM
F12Eject removable media
Global Shortcuts
Shift + Cmd + 3Take screenshot of entire screen
Shift + Cmd + 4Take screenshot of selected area
Shift + Cmd + 4, then SpaceTake screenshot of selected window
Cmd + ASelect all
Cmd + FFind
Cmd + HHide current window
Option + Cmd + HHide all other windows
Cmd + MMinimize current window
Option + Cmd + MMinimize all windows
Cmd + WClose current window
Option + Cmd + WClose all windows
Cmd + OOpen
Cmd + PPrint
Cmd + SSave
Cmd + CCopy
Cmd + VPaste (copy)
Option + Cmd + VPaste (cut) i.e. move copied item to current location
Shift + Option + Cmd + VPaste and match style
Cmd + ZUndo
Cmd + ?Help
Cmd + , (Comma)Open Preferences for current app
Cmd + SpaceOpen Spotlight search
Cmd + TabSwitch to the next open app
Cmd + ~ (Tilde)Switch to the next window in the current app
Control + Cmd + QLock the screen
Shift + Cmd + QLog out
Option + Shift + Cmd + QLog out instantly
Cmd + Option + EscForce quit
Cmd + Option + EjectActivate Sleep mode
Shift + Control + EjectPut display(s) to sleep
Cmd + Control + EjectQuit all apps and restart
Control + EjectChoose from Sleep, Restart, and Shutdown options
Finder Shortcuts
EnterRename selected file or folder
SpaceOpen preview of selected file
Option + SpaceOpen preview of selected file in fullscreen mode
Shift + Cmd + GGo to folder...
Shift + Cmd + NCreate new folder
Shift + Cmd + DeleteEmpty the Trash folder
Option + Shift + Cmd + DeleteEmpty the Trash folder immediately
Cmd + 1Icon View
Cmd + 2List View
Cmd + 3Column View
Cmd + DDuplicate selected file or folder
Cmd + IGet info
Cmd + JView options
Cmd + NOpen new Finder window
Cmd + TOpen new Finder tab
Cmd + [Back
Cmd + ]Forward
Cmd + DeleteMove selected item(s) to Trash
Cmd + UpMove up one folder
Cmd + DownMove down one folder
Cmd + Option + IShow Attributes Inspector
Cmd + Control + NWith files selected, create a new folder and immediately move selected files into that folder

More Ways to Boost Your macOS Workflow

We also have another cheat sheet specifically for Mac Finder shortcuts and how to smartly navigate Mac with Magic Mouse. If you use Microsoft Office, we’ve rounded up a ton of Microsoft Office for Mac shortcuts too. Looking for even more ways to be productive on your computer? Check out how to replicate Siri shortcuts on your Mac.

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Key Image Sizes for Facebook, Twitter, and More

Do your photos look great on your computer, but not so much when you upload them to a social media website? That can happen when you haven’t optimized the photos for the website in question.

If you don’t design images to match the sizes specified by various social networking sites, the fate of your images is unpredictable. They can get cropped at odd points, appear blurry or askew, cut off key visual information, or look weird in some other way.

To avoid those scenarios, use the cheat sheet below as a guide. It can help you keep your images looking sharp across any kind of device or screen.

The cheat sheet lists optimal image sizes for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Tumblr. Plus, it includes specifications for video content. You can use this information to optimize profile pictures, thumbnails, cover photos, pins, shared images, and more!

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Key Image/Video Sizes for Your Favorite Social Media Websites

ElementSpecification
Facebook
Profile Picture (Minimum)180x180
¹Profile Picture (Recommended)200x200
Cover Photo (Minimum)400x150
²Cover Photo (Recommended)820x462
Shared Image and Shared Link Image
in Timeline (Minimum)
600x315
Shared Image and Shared Link Image
in Timeline (Recommended)
1200x630
Event Cover1920x1080 OR 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Story1080x1920 OR 
9:16 Aspect Ratio
Group Cover1640x856 OR 1.91:1 Aspect Ratio
Twitter
Profile Photo400x400
Header Photo1500x500
Timeline Image (Minimum)440x220
Timeline Image (Recommended)1024X512 OR 2:1 Aspect Ratio
Video (Square)720x720
Video (Landscape)1280x720
Video (Portrait)720x1280
Instagram
Profile Picture (Recommended)180x180
Photo Thumbnails161x161
³Photo (Square)1080x1080
³Photo (Landscape)1080x566 OR 1.91:1 Aspect Ratio
³Photo (Portrait)1080x1350 OR 
4:5 Aspect Ratio
Video Minimum (Square)600x600
Video Maximum (Square)1080x1080
Video Minimum (Landscape)600x315
Video Maximum (Landscape)1080x608
Video Minimum (Portrait)600x750
Video Maximum (Portrait)1080x1350
Video Minimum (Carousel)600x700
Video Maximum (Carousel)1080x1080
Story1080x1920 OR
 9:16 Aspect Ratio
YouTube
Profile Picture800x800
Video Thumbnail1280x720
Banner (Cover Photo or Channel Art)2560x440
Banner Safe Area1546x423
Mobile Display1546x423
Tablet Display1855x423
Desktop Display2560x423
TV Display2560x1440
4K (2160p)3840x2160
2K (1440p)2560x1440
Max. Resolution for HD (1080p)1920x1080
Min. Resolution for HD (720p)1280x720
Standard Definition (480p)854x480
Traditional Website Resolution (360p)640x360
Minimum YouTube Video Size (240p)426x240
Pinterest
Profile Photo (Minimum)165x165
Profile Photo (Recommended)280x280
Board Cover600x600
Small Thumbnail for Board Display55x55
Large Thumbnail for Board Display222x150
Standard Pin (Minimum)600x900
Standard Pin (Recommended)1000x1500 OR 
1:1.5 Aspect Ratio
Square Pin (Minimum)600x600
Square Pin (Recommended)1000x1000 OR
 1:1 Aspect Ratio
Tall Pin (Minimum)600x1260
Tall Pin (Recommended)1000x2100 OR 
1:2.1 Aspect Ratio
LinkedIn
Profile Picture (Minimum)160x160
Profile Picture (Recommended)400x400
Profile Picture (Maximum)20000x20000
Profile Cover1584x396
Shared Image (Desktop)1200x1200
Shared Image (Mobile)1200x627
Blog Post Link Share Image1200x628
LinkedIn Page Logo300x300
LinkedIn Page Cover Image1128x191
Overview Tab Image360x120
Overview Tab Cover Image1192x220
Life Tab Main Image1128x376
Life Tab Company Photos900x600
Life Tab Custom Modules502x282
Shared Image in Page Update With URL1200x627
Tumblr
Avatar (Profile Picture)128x128
Dashboard Image (Minimum)500x750
Dashboard Image (Maximum)1280x1920
1-Image Photoset500x* per image
2-Image Photoset245x* per image
3-Image Photoset160x* per image
Photo Post (Recommended)540x810
Photo Post (Maximum)2048x3072
GIF (Maximum)540x*
¹Dimensions for retina screens: 360x360.

²These dimensions account for the total image cropping of 150 px (vertical) that occurs on desktop.

³These dimensions also work for photo posts in your Facebook feed.

Tips for Social Media Success

Uploading visual content that’s on point is just one part of a successful social networking strategy. For more tips on how to win at social media, explore our platform-specific guides and roundups. Start with these top Facebook tips and tricks.

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The Essential Tmux Commands Cheat Sheet

Running commands in the terminal allows you to do many tasks more quickly than you could using a graphical application. But command prompts aren’t all that great for multitasking, at least not without some help. And that’s where tmux comes in.

Tmux or terminal multiplexer is a command line program that enables you to run and view multiple commands in a single terminal window simultaneously. Each command exists in its own window pane as though you were using a full-blown tiling window manager.

To help you get started with tmux, we have compiled key tmux terms and commands in the cheat sheet below.

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The Essential Tmux Commands Cheat Sheet

ShortcutAction
General
¹Ctrl + bDefault prefix key
tShow time (ESC returns to the terminal)
:Enter a command (Example: ":new-session")
list-commandsList all commands that tmux supports
Tmux Terms
PaneAn open command prompt (or pseudo-terminal). Panes may appear side by side or vertically stacked inside a window.
WindowYour view of open panes
SessionA set of open windows
ClientThe background process that displays your session
ServerA single server manages all open sessions (Servers and clients are separate processes that each communicate through a socket in /tmp.)
Creating and Managing Panes
%Split screen or pane in half vertically, creating a new pane on the right
"Split screen or pane in half horizontally, creating a new pane at the bottom
Switch to the adjacent pane
oSwitch to the next pane
qShow pane numbers (when numbers appear, press number to switch to that pane)
{Move current pane to the left
}Move current pane to the right
xClose the current pane
Ctrl + Resize pane in steps of one cell
Alt + Resize pane in steps of five cells
Alt + 1Arrange panes in the even-horizontal preset layout
Alt + 2Arrange panes in the even-vertical preset layout
Alt + 3Arrange panes in the main-horizontal preset layout
Alt + 4Arrange panes in the main-vertical preset layout
Alt + 5Arrange panes in the tiled preset layout
Creating and Managing Windows
cCreate a new window
!Detach pane into a new window
nSwitch to the previous window (in order of creation)
pSwitch to the next window (in order of creation)
lSwitch to the window used most recently
wList all windows and their corresponding numbers
Switch to the corresponding window
,Rename current window
iDisplay info about the current window
fSearch for text in open windows (ESC exits the search)
Creating and Managing Sessions
new-sessionCreate a new session
$Rename current session
list-sessionsList open sessions
attach-sessionCreate a new client and attach it to the specified session (-t target-session)
detach-client -s target-sessionDetach clients attached to the current session
kill-sessionDestroy the current or specified session
¹To activate a shortcut, you must first press and release the prefix key, then press the shortcut key.

More Help With the Linux Command Line

The commands above help you work in tmux using multiple panes, windows, and sessions. If you really want to make tmux your own, you can go further by editing the configuration file stored at the following location:

/etc/tmux.conf

You can also try your hand at scripting.

When you’re working exclusively from the terminal, installing tmux is akin to installing a window manager. This gives you more flexibility when working on servers or other devices without an attached screen. Have fun exploring tmux! And if you’re looking for more command line resources, take a look at our Linux commands reference cheat sheet next.

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Essential Tips for a Winning Resume

A resume is a marketing document that gets only six seconds of attention from recruiters. So, it isn’t only a chronological record of your accomplishments but also a statement of your uniqueness and how important you can be for an organization. You already have a record of your personal data. Now, showcase that in the best possible light using the cheat sheet below.

The cheat sheet covers various sections that need to go on your CV. It also gives you content- and design-related tips to help you build a resume that brings results.

Plus, you’ll find a special section on tailoring your resume for ATS compatibility. (ATS or Applicant Tracking Systems are essentially bots used by companies to shortlist applicants.) This section includes pointers for ensuring that your resume passes through ATS without a glitch.

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Essential Tips for a Winning Resume

Tips
¹General Information
◼︎ Read the job ad carefully.
◼︎ Always tailor your resume to the job in question.
◼︎ Use an online resume builder instead of a text editor, or start out with a resume template.
◼︎ Use verifiable metrics wherever possible because hard numbers catch the eye of recruiters.
◼︎ Focus only on the most important content. Try to fit everything on two pages or fewer.
◼︎ Pick the right resume format: A Functional resume, a Chronological resume, or a Combination resume (if you have experience across different industries).
◼︎ The reverse-chronological resume, where the latest work experience is listed first, is the most popular format.
Design and Layout
◼︎ To make a good first impression, ensure that the layout is pleasing and the content is scannable and easy to read.
◼︎ Balance text with whitespace.
◼︎ Use classic fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana, Calibri, Cambria, Helvetica, and Georgia.
◼︎ Don't choose anything less than 10.5 for the font size. A font size of 12 is ideal.
◼︎ Use font sizes 14-16 for section headers.
◼︎ Pick a font that reads well on all screens. Legibility and cleanliness are important.
◼︎ If you can, choose sans serif fonts like Arial over serif fonts like Times New Roman. The former are more legible on screens.
◼︎ Avoid big blocks of text and excessive bullet points.
◼︎ Ensure that sections flow from the most significant to the less important.
Contact Information
◼︎ Place your name and contact information at the top of the document.
◼︎ The font for the name should be larger than the font used in the body, but not so large as to overpower the other elements on the page.
◼︎ Don’t place contact information in the header/footer.
◼︎ Use a home address rather than a PO box or an office address.
◼︎ List one phone number. A mobile phone number is ideal.
◼︎ Use an email address that sounds professional.
◼︎ Place social media icons and URL links to relevant social media pages.
◼︎ Include a link to your LinkedIn profile (if you have one) and ensure that the profile is up to date.
◼︎ Include the URL of a personal website that highlights your expertise.
◼︎ To avoid possible age discrimination at the onset of hiring, avoid mentioning your date of birth unless that information is mandatory.
◼︎ Don't include a profile photo.
Job Summary
◼︎ This section is ideal if you have years of relevant job experience. Skip this section if you have less experience or applying for a job in another field.
◼︎ Highlight your current professional title with a larger font at the top of the section.
◼︎ Write an objective statement that describes a future goal. This is not mandatory.
◼︎ Outline your skills and accomplishments to demonstrate what:
1. Distinguishes you from other applicants
2. Makes you the ideal candidate for the role
◼︎ Highlight skills that are relevant to the role offered.
◼︎ Use the Adjective + Skill + Value formula to frame achievements in bulleted sentences.
Core Skills
◼︎ This section focuses on the skills you’ve gained based on the job roles you’ve performed in the past.
◼︎ Some job roles like programming demand hard technical skills while some like teaching ask for a mix of both hard and soft skills.
◼︎ Exploit the keywords in the target job descriptions and correlate them to your skillsets.
◼︎ Use topical nouns instead of vague verbs to highlight skills and boost recognition by ²ATS.
◼︎ Cover both hard skills and soft skills. For example, a Project Manager can list "Conflict resolution" as a soft skill.
◼︎ List hard skills with experience levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert.)
Work Experience
◼︎ If you’re going by the most common resume format, arrange entries by date, with the latest job at the top.
◼︎ For each entry, mention the relevant job title, employer name, location, and job tenure (with start and end dates.)
◼︎ Use the mm/yyyy format while listing dates. It’s the standard format expected by recruiters and applicant tracking systems.
◼︎ Expand on the most critical jobs with a bulleted list of roles and accomplishments.
◼︎ Mention key metrics for every experience.
Example 1: Generated over $25,000 in sales in one month (instead of Managed sales through self-generated leads.)

Example 2: Developed and executed marketing strategy for three new national projects. Increased market penetration by an average of 35%.
◼︎ Some roles may not be quantifiable. In such cases, it’s okay to mention only responsibilities.
◼︎ Don’t duplicate the information from the Summary and Core Skills sections. Use unique phrasing.
Education
◼︎ This section can follow the Summary section for new graduates or for jobs with highly relevant educational requirements.
◼︎ Include educational qualifications, complete with the school/university name, location, degree earned, and the course dates.
◼︎ Mention extra qualifications, certifications, and training under relevant sub-sections if necessary.
◼︎ Include GPA/Class Rank if among the top-half of the class. This information is not mandatory.
Other Details
◼︎ Awards
List awards in the Education section under a sub-heading.
◼︎ Hobbies
These are not necessary in most applications, but they’re also not a dealbreaker. Include them if other details are sparse.
Don’t include inappropriate and commonplace hobbies like reading.
◼︎ References
Don’t mention these unless specifically asked for.
Tips for Compatibility With ²ATS
◼︎ Keep the resume structure simple.
◼︎ Avoid fancy/creatively designed resumes and resume templates.
◼︎ Use an ATS-friendly resume template when you don't want to design from scratch.
◼︎ Use simple headers and consistent formatting across all sections.
◼︎ For entries with dates, preface dates with descriptions, such as work experience or academic qualifications.
◼︎ The ATS is programmed to read specific keywords, so scan the job ad for potential keywords you can use.
◼︎ Use concise bullet points instead of full paragraphs.
◼︎ Spell out any abbreviations so the ATS can understand them.
◼︎ Submit the file in the format specified. (ATS reads Word formats better than PDF.)
◼︎ Use Jobscan to enhance your resume for ATS.
Final Round of Editing
◼︎ Always proofread for spellings and other errors.
◼︎ Double-check your contact information.
◼︎ Remove all fluff and keep the resume concise.
◼︎ Print the resume and check for design issues.
◼︎ Save a copy of the resume as a PDF for future use. (Word can mess up the formatting across different computer systems.)
◼︎ Back up a copy of the resume to the cloud so you can access it from anywhere.
¹This covers tips that apply to all kinds of resumes.

²ATS refers to Applicant Tracking System. Many companies use this software as the first screen to filter the flood of resumes.

Save Time With Resume Templates and Apps

Your resume is situational to the job, your experience, and the process the resume goes through before you land an interview. So, there’s no “best resume layout” you can count on. For effectiveness, it’s ideal to stick to the basics and include only the most important information. And yes, always keep your resume updated because you never know when you might have to send it off in a flash.

Don’t want to start your CV-building efforts from scratch? Use one of these Google Docs resume templates or any of these free resume apps to create a striking resume.

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Download This Remote Work Cheat Sheet Bundle for Free!

Do you work remotely? You’re part of a growing community!

And chances are you’re always looking to improve your remote work setup. To help you with that, we’ve come up with a free cheat sheet bundle covering top remote work apps like Asana and Slack.

Polish Your Remote Workflow

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In this remote work cheat sheet bundle, you’ll find cheat sheets for:

  • Microsoft Teams keyboard shortcuts
  • Slack tips and tricks
  • Asana keyboard shortcuts
  • Trello tips and tricks
  • Zoom keyboard shortcuts
  • Todoist shortcuts and tips

Download them all in one convenient package, print and share them with your colleagues.

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Want More Remote Work Tips and Tricks?

Whether you’ve just started working from home or have been doing so for a decade, you’re likely to appreciate resources that can streamline your current setup. You’ll find plenty such resources at our remote work hub!

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The Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

Microsoft Teams is one of Slack’s top competitors and has exploded in popularity of late.

Once you get past its confusing sign-up process, Teams proves to be a robust solution for hosting your virtual office. Its free tier includes unlimited messages, audio/video calling features, and screen sharing. You’ll also find real-time integration with Office Online apps like Word, Excel, and OneNote.

If a Microsoft Teams workspace is where you head to work every morning, the cheat sheet below is for you. It contains keyboard shortcuts for using Microsoft Teams on web and desktop. With the shortcuts listed you can, for starters, display the commands list and switch between various tabs in your workspace.

The cheat sheet also includes shortcuts for calls and messaging. With these, you can start new chats, reply to threads, attach files, manage calls, and toggle audio and video.

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The Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

ShortcutAction
Web Shortcuts

Navigation
Ctrl + EMove focus to search box
Ctrl + /Display command list
Ctrl + Shift + GGo to…
Ctrl + Shift + 1Open Activity tab
Ctrl + Shift + 2Open Chat tab
Ctrl + Shift + 3Open Teams tab
Ctrl + Shift + 4Open Calls tab
Ctrl + Shift + 5Open Files tab
Left Option + Up ArrowGo to previous list item
Left Option + Down ArrowGo to next list item
Ctrl + Shift + F6Go to previous section
Ctrl + F6Go to next section
Ctrl + . (Period)Show keyboard shortcuts
Ctrl + F1Open Help section
Messaging
Ctrl + NStart new chat
CMove focus to Compose box
Ctrl + Shift + XExpand Compose box
¹Ctrl + EnterSend message
Ctrl + Shift + OAttach file
Shift + EnterStart new line
RReply to thread
Meetings and Calls
Ctrl + Shift + CStart audio call
Ctrl + Shift + SAccept audio call
Ctrl + Shift + UStart video call
Ctrl + Shift + AAccept video call
Ctrl + Shift + DDecline call
Ctrl + Shift + MMute/unmute audio
Ctrl + Shift + FToggle full screen mode
Ctrl + Shift + SpaceGo to sharing toolbar
²Desktop Shortcuts

Navigation
Ctrl + EMove focus to search box
Ctrl + /Display command list
Ctrl + GGo to…
Ctrl + 1Open Activity tab
Ctrl + 2Open Chat tab
Ctrl + 3Open Teams tab
Ctrl + 4Open Calls tab
Ctrl + 5Open Files tab
Left Option + Up ArrowGo to previous list item
Left Option + Down ArrowGo to next list item
Ctrl + Shift + Up ArrowMove selected team up
Ctrl + Shift + Down ArrowMove selected team down
Ctrl + Shift + F6Go to previous section
Ctrl + F6Go to next section
Ctrl + . (Period)Show keyboard shortcuts
F1Open Help section
Messaging
Ctrl + NStart new chat
CMove focus to Compose box
Ctrl + Shift + XExpand Compose box
¹Ctrl + EnterSend message
Ctrl + OAttach file
Shift + EnterStart new line
RReply to thread
Meetings and Calls
Ctrl + Shift + CStart audio call
Ctrl + Shift + SAccept audio call
Ctrl + Shift + UStart video call
Ctrl + Shift + AAccept video call
Ctrl + Shift + DDecline call
Ctrl + Shift + MMute/unmute audio
Ctrl + Shift + OToggle video
Ctrl + Shift + FToggle full screen mode
Ctrl + Shift + SpaceGo to sharing toolbar
¹The shortcut Enter also works when you haven’t expanded the Compose box.

²On macOS, replace Ctrl with Cmd and Alt with Option in shortcuts.

Make Remote Work Easier

Microsoft Teams is one of the best free workplace messenger apps. Of course, it’s not the only type of app you need for successful remote work. We also recommend these free online collaboration tools.

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