Windows Shortcuts

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Our hints and tips blogs appear to be quite popular, so this week I have put together some Windows shortcut key combinations.  You may have used some of them previously, though I hope that there are some new ones for you to discover.

F1: Help:   brings up the Windows Help and Support menu, allowing you to search online

CTRL+ESC:   opens the Start menu

ALT+TAB:   switches between open programs

ALT+F4:   quit program

Windows Logo+L:   Locks the computer, the same as using CTRL+ALT+DELETE

SHIFT+right click:   Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands

SHIFT+DELETE:   Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin

CTRL+ESC:   Opens the Start menu, you can use the arrow keys to select an item

CTRL+SHIFT+ESC:   Opens Windows Task Manager

ALT+F4:   Closes the current window

To copy a file:   Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder.

To create a shortcut:   Press and hold down CTRL+SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or a folder.

Microsoft Natural Keyboard keys

Windows Logo:   Start menu

Windows Logo+M:   Minimize all

SHIFT+Windows Logo+M:   Undo minimize all

Windows Logo+E:   Windows Explorer

Windows Logo+F:   Find files or folders

Windows Logo+D:   Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop

I hope that you have found some new tips from this list and hope they will save you some time in your working day!

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