25 Computer Time Saving Tricks: Control + P

Ready for another (easy) time saving computer tip! This one is so simple and you just might already know it, but it’s one I tend to forget about (and can come in so handy!)


When you’re browsing the internet, if you see something you want to print (like a recipe, deal scenario, or photo to remember), click Ctrl + P (Command +P for Mac users), and you’ll automatically get a pop up to print whatever you’re looking for!


What’s the trick?

Ctrl + P (or Command + P on Mac computers)


What does it do?

Allows you to print whatever screen you’re looking at


When should you use it?

If you’re looking at something you’d like to print, click Command + P and you’ll easily get a pop up to print exactly what you see on the screen. It’s great for recipes, keeping up with a deal scenario that’s overwhelming, or easily accessing information that you don’t want to lose. 

One trick you’ll want to remember is that the computer will automatically pull up your entire screen (and odds are you don’t want to waste all that ink and paper.) Once  you’ve pulled up the information that you want to print, change the pages to select only the pages you need, and skip the headers and footers so that you don’t waste any ink on those if you don’t need them.


Your turn now! Go try Command + P out, and let me know what you think.


Stop back by tomorrow night when I’ll have another tip for  you, and if you have any other great time saving computer tips to share, leave a note in the comments section so I can include them!


Looking for more time saving tricks?  Here are the ones we’ve already worked on . . .



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  1. Whatever happened to your time-saving computer tips series? I am pretty sure the last one I ever saw was #13, and searching on your website I could not find any more, either.
    Eagerly awaiting the last 12 tips!

    • Hi Lynda! I took the week off because of Spring Break (we were traveling, and with my kids out of school just keeping up with the regular deals was more than I could do!) Watch for them starting back again this Monday 😉

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