Sunday, January 1, 2017

Shortcuts - we all love them.


Here are a few keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 that we find useful. Somewhere I read that using the keyboard is actually more efficient than the mouse, try it and see what you think.


All of these shortcuts will require you to use the Windows key on the keyboard. Where is the Windows key? Look on the lower left side of your keyboard. The key has four white squares on it, it kinda looks like a window with four panes.

Hitting the Windows key alone will open the Start menu in the lower left side of your laptop screen. Hitting that key in combination with others allows you to do some amazing things saving tons of time.

Windows Key + D = Display and hide the desktop. When I am using Chrome and I need to quickly get back to the desktop, no more hitting the little minus sign in the upper corner of the browser window.

Windows Key + E = Opens the File Explorer, similar to My Computer from back in the day. I use this when I have to pull a file from a flashdrive or SD card.

Windows Key + Right/Left Arrow = Snaps the open window to the left/right side of the screen. This is handy when you want SIS on one side of the screen and something like email on the other.

Windows Key + X = I think this is the easiest way to logout of the computer. Click and you will see the logout options among other choices.

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