Windows Shortcuts and Tricks

Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts will not only help you get the work done faster, but also more efficiently. If your daily job rely heavily on using Windows, here are some Windows Keyboard Shortcuts you might want to check out. If there’s any nifty shortcuts we have missed, appreciate a heads up.

  • Windows logo Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
  • Windows logo + BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
  • Windows logo + D (Display the desktop)
  • Windows logo + M (Minimize all of the windows)
  • Windows logo  + SHIFT + M (Restore the minimized windows)
  • Windows logo + E (Open My Computer)
  • Windows logo + F (Search for a file or a folder)
  • Windows logo + CTRL + F (Search for computers)
  • Windows logo + F1 (Display Windows Help)
  • Windows logo + L (Lock the keyboard)
  • Windows logo + R (Open the Run dialog box)
  • Windows logo + U (Open Utility Manager)

Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Right computer_key_Shift for eight seconds (Switch Filter Keys either on or off)
  • Left computer_key_Alt_T + Left computer_key_Shift + print-screen-key (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
  • Left computer_key_Alt_T + Left computer_key_Shift + computer_key_Num_Lock (Switch the Mouse Keys either on or off)
  • computer_key_Shift x five times (Switch the Sticky Keys either on or off)
  • Press and hold computer_key_Num_Lock for five seconds (Switch the Toggle Keys either on or off)

Windows Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

  • computer_key_End (Display the bottom of the active window)
  • computer_key_Home (Display the top of the active window)
  • computer_key_Num_Lock + Asterisk (Display all of the sub folders that are under the selected folder)
  • computer_key_Num_Lock + plus-sign-md (Display the contents of the selected folder)
  • computer_key_Num_Lock + minus_key (Collapse the selected folder)
  • Left (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
  • right (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first sub-folder)

It is highly recommended that all users keep a good reference of these shortcut keys or try to memorize them. Doing so will dramatically increase your productivity.

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