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Windows 10: tips and tricks; yeah right!

To list all the tips and tricks with Microsoft Windows is humanly impossible; so bare with me while I list a few here that will surely be worth your time reading this post which I published after a long time on Technology. I use many keyboard shortcuts to help me navigate windows and it's applications they I must say are a game changer for me since I don't use the mouse unlike all other users. Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide an alternate way to do something you'd typically do with a mouse. 


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Instruction: Here the + sign means in combination of the other keys; if you see a , then it means press the keys one after the other.


Windows 10 shortcuts:


1. Windows Key (WK) + E - opens This PC window where you can see all your drives and folders

2. WK + R opens the run dialogue box where you can type in to open different items/ programs including documents, file paths, drive name, calculator, notepad etc.

3. This one is very popular with the IT crowd; Copy: Ctrl + C.

4. Cut: Ctrl + X.

5. Paste: Ctrl + V. If you use Excel you will love using Ctrl + ALT + V; you get a paste special option, this also works on word and power point applications.

6. ALT, SPACE + X, maximize focused window. R to restore to original size and N to minimize.

7. WK + D OR M; minimize all windows and go to desktop. However the D OR the M key in combination do different things; try them out for yourself.

8. Switch between open apps: Alt + Tab.

9. Lock your PC: Windows logo key  + L.

10. ALT + F4 close program/ window.


Keyboard shortcuts for accessibility: HERE


Browser keyboard shortcuts:


1. Ctrl + w; close current tab.

2. Ctrl+1-8; Switch to the specified tab, counting from the left.

3. Ctrl+9 – Switch to the last tab.

4. Ctrl+Tab – Switch to the next tab – in other words, the tab on the right. (Ctrl+Page Up also works, but not in Internet Explorer.)

5. Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Switch to the previous tab – in other words, the tab on the left. (Ctrl+Page Down also works, but not in Internet Explorer.)

6. Ctrl+Shift+T – Reopen the last closed tab.

7. Ctrl+T – Open a new tab.

8. Ctrl+N – Open a new browser window.

9. F5 – Reload.

10. Ctrl+F5 – Reload and skip the cache, re-downloading the entire website.

11. Alt+Home – Open homepage.

12. ALT + D; move focus to address bar.

13. Search for anything without going to Google.com in the address bar type the search term; do math calculations and much more!

14. ALT + F to get to the file menu of the browser.

15. Ctrl + SHIFT + DEL to get to clear cache/ cookies page on Chrome.


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  1. Those are some awesome shortcuts.

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    1. I would really love it if you signed into your Google/ Gmail account before commenting that way your account name i.e. your name would appear on the comment you post. There are a zillion tips on Windows, the browser and the many applications of Office but like said earlier it's humanly impossible to list all of them here, it would kill the reader with tech!

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