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New Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts!

 

The details come courtesy of Brandon LeBlanc of Microsoft’s Blogging Windows blog. For those on the Windows 10 operating system, check these out!

To enable such shortcuts, right-click the Command Prompt title bar and select Properties.

Open the Windows 10 Experimental tab and check the box next to Enable experimental console features.

Then check the boxes next to Enable new Ctrl key shortcuts and Extended edit keys and finally click OK. Voila!

 

  • Snapping window: Windows key + Left or Right — LeBlanc says: “(Can be used with UP or DOWN to get into quadrants.)” Quadrants is the new Snap view mode that pins apps to the four quarters of the screen.

 

  • Switch to recent window: Alt + TabLeBlanc says: “Hold shows new Task View window view, let go and switches to app.”

 

  • Task view: Windows + TabLeBlanc says: “New Task view opens up and stays open.”

 

  • Create new virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + D  

 

  • Close current virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + F4  

 

  • Switch virtual desktop : Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right

With the new, here are some basic ones to know 😉

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If you would like to educate yourself in more detail about the information presented in this blog post please visit : www.pcworld.com

Keyboard Shortcuts – Windows 10 Refresher

 

In light of the recent Windows 10 buzz, it seems like the appropriate time to refresh our shortcut knowledge and add in a few new shortcuts specific to Windows 10. In computing, a keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys pressed by the user that triggers a software or operating system to perform an event. Keyboard shortcuts are not only efficient, but cool! I’m all about making that computer work for me.

Shortcut keys provide an easier and quicker method of navigating and executing commands in a software program and are commonly accessed by using the Alt key on IBM compatible computers or the Command key on Apple computers, in combination with the Ctrl or Shift key and another key to create a function for the machine to recognize. Find yourself clicking the same action frequently? Don’t be afraid to look to the right of the action and see if the operating system offers you a keyboard shortcut –  and try it out!

*These keyboard shortcuts are for IBM compatible devices, feel free to request an Apple specific shortcut blog post!

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Above are the top keyboard shortcuts for Windows users, and they are relatively basic. Just can’t remember them all? Save this image to your desktop for easy access. If you’ve had these basic shortcuts seared in your brain since the 90’s, here are some new Windows 10 key combos to jazz up your work day.

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Windows 7 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

So everyone has been using Windows 7 for some time now and they are fairly familiar with it, but there might still be some things you do not know. Let me help you become a more efficient user of Windows 7 with these several useful keyboard shortcuts. Learn fast and become a power user today.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Using the mouse, you can drag-”˜n-dock windows to either side of the screen, or drag it to the top to maximize it. These keyboard shortcuts are even faster:

  • Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow dock the window to the left and right side of the screen
  • Win+Up Arrow and Win+Down Arrow maximize and restore/minimize
  • Win+M minimizes everything
  • Alt+UpAlt+Left ArrowAlt+Right Arrow navigate to parent folder, or browse Back and Forward through folders in Explorer
  • Win+Home minimizes/restores all open windows except the active window

Alt+Win+# accesses the Jump List of program number ‘#’ on the taskbar