Tame your computer - top 10 Windows shortcuts


11-02-2019

In her regular series for Cambridge Network members, software training expert Karen Roem offers handy tips to help you 'Tame your computer'. This week she provides her top ten Microsoft Windows shortcuts...

What I often read in the numerous feedback forms is that you find the keyboard shortcuts especially helpful as it will save you lots of time. Also, many people develop Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in their mouse hand, so learning some simple keyboard shortcuts could help manage the pain.

Last year I posted your top ten Excel, Word and Outlook shortcuts, but the other day I realised that I never put a list of your favourite Windows shortcuts together. So here you go … Enjoy!

 

1

ALT + TAB

Switch between open windows/applications

2

ALT + up arrow

Up one level

3

WIN

Open Start Menu

4

WIN + D

Minimize all open windows and display the desktop
Maximize all minimized windows (it's a toggle)

5

WIN + E

Open Windows Explorer

6

WIN + F

Find a file or folder

7

WIN + number

Open application on the taskbar

8

WIN + right arrow
WIN + left arrow

Snap the window to the right side of the screen
Snap the window to the left side of the screen

9

WIN + TAB

Cycle forward one window

10

WIN + up arrow

Maximize the window

 

And remember, I drip feed a new shortcut on our home page, so why not come back every week to learn a new one?!

Relevant tips:

Top ten Excel shortcuts

Top ten Word shortcuts

Top ten Outlook shortcuts

 

11 February 2019

Karen Roem offers software training and support through her company Roem Ltd.  Contact her by email (Karen@roem.co.uk) or visit her website at  www.roem.co.uk

 

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