If you are often on your computer, always typing, you might need some window keyboard shortcuts that will help you save time. With these shortcuts, you will enhance your productivity, be it on your business, or school work. Read on to get some of the basic, and some of the not so popular window keyboard shortcuts that will help you save, handle much more work and be more productive.
Shortcuts using the ctrl button
The Ctrl button offers us some of the most popular
shortcuts we all know.
Ctrl+ C: Copy the selected item
Ctrl +V: Paste the copied item
Ctrl+ X: cut the selected item
Ctrl +Z: Undo an action. This shortcut works for any program. This combination is a lifesaver and helps recover an original copy of what you wanted, after mistakenly messing it up.
Ctrl + Y: Redo an action. This shortcut works hand in hand with the undo shortcut. Instead of scrolling up your word document to click the undo and redo arrows, try using these shortcuts.
Ctrl + W: Close the active window in file explorer
Ctrl+ N: Open new file in file explorer
Ctrl+ A: To select all, for instance, select everything
in an opened document or all files in a folder.
Ctrl+ W: To close. For instance, if you want close
applications, use this combination of buttons
Ctrl ++ or
Ctrl + – To either zoom in or zoom out the screen
Ctrl+ D: Delete selected item
Shortcuts using the ALT key
Alt +Tab: To switch between one open application to another open application
Alt + F4: Close an active application
Alt + Esc: Cycle between apps in the order in which you opened them
Alt+ Enter: Display properties of the selected item
Alt + Spacebar: To open the shortcut menu for the active window
Shortcuts using the Shift Key
Shift + Delete: Delete the selected item bypassing the recycle bin
Ctrl + Shift+ Esc: Open task manager
Shift+ F10: Display shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift+ Tab: Move back through options in the dialog box
Shift+ Ctrl+ N:Create a new folder in the file explorer
Shortcuts using the windows button
The windows button is the button with the windows
logo on it.
Windows button: Open or close the start menu
Windows button + D: Hide or display the desktop
Windows button+ L: Lock your PC or switch accounts
Windows button+ T:Cycle through programs on the taskbar
Windows button+ R:to open the run box dialog
Windows button+ P: To choose the display
Windows+ Right arrow and Windows button + Left arrow: These shortcuts come in handy when you want to quickly snap the applications. If you want to minimize an opened application to the right side of the screen, use the first combo. If you want to minimize an application to the left side of the screen use the second combo. This application is a quicker way to enable you to compare to files, without permanently switching from one file to another.
Windows Button+ C:To open charms
Windows button + F: Open the search charm and search files
Windows button+ H: Open the share charm
Windows button+ I: Open the settings charm
Windows button+ K: Open the Devices charm
Windows button+ O: To lock the screen orientation that is portrait or landscape
Windows button+ Q:Open search charms to enable you to search within the opened or active
app. Only works if the app supports search.
Windows logo key + spacebar: Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key + Ctrl + spacebar: Change to a previously selected input
Windows logo key + Tab: Shift through recently used apps, excluding desktop apps
Windows logo key + Shift + Tab: Shift through the recently used app in reverse order, excluding desktop apps
Some tip while using these shortcuts, is making sure you press the buttons simultaneously. I know this may sound silly to some people, but it is a challenge to some. Do not press the button combinations one at a go, press them all at a go.
In conclusion, with the above-highlighted shortcuts, you will obviously save time. Using these hacks, you will be enabled to handle more work than you previously did. Employ the shortcuts and see how more comfortable and faster things become. Gone will be the days which you were forced to scroll over and over or perform tiresome tasks just to end up with a little result that can be completed in seconds.