15 Amazing Shortcuts You Aren't UsingFeb 17, 2020
You know we all have that friend or coworker whose computer skills make us feel like a Neanderthal as soon as they touch the mouse their screen lights up with all sorts of tasks and boxes and their fingers go lightning fast on that keyboard they even have time to chat casually with siri or cortana and stream games afterwards, but this is not witchcraft. you're in the middle of some work or research project you've been doing all day when you need to take care of another task immediately opening new tabs in windows will only slow you down and mess up your workflow so you need a new clean desktop well just press the Windows key plus control plus d or control plus up if you're
usinga Mac, you'll switch to a fresh new desktop, and you're ready to go to number two, switching between virtual desktops, okay, but where's all that precious work? they were doing before it's gone forever ah don't panic it's just hiding to get it back press the windows key plus control or the control key on a mac you can now switch between all the virtual desktops you've created
usingleft and the right arrow keys when you're done with the second task, make sure you don't need that desktop anymore, you can close it by pressing the Windows key plus control plus f4 on a Mac, hold down the option key and click the x signs that appear on top of any open spaces on the desktop to close them number three go back to the desktop from applications if you have too many applications open and you need to use another one hidden behind all those windows on your desktop you don't need to minimize them all one by one you can minimize them all at once by pressing windows key plus m you can also peek at your desktop with windows key plus comma or command plus f3 for os this is a handy little trick if you work with desktop widget info or really need to take a break for Take a second and look at the fluffy kittens or the fields of relaxing green grass that you use as your desktop background.
Oh number four, open an app from the taskbar. If you want much faster access to your most used apps, consider keeping them on your taskbar. , it will speed up your workflow even more if you use the following combination: windows key plus a number key from onedeny each number represents an application on your taskbar from left to right and this combo will display what is needed Unfortunately there is no key similar quick access for OS, but I'm pretty sure Mac users are pretty happy with the
amazingnumber five split screen Mac app navigation between two apps. He wants to see a magic trick.
Try this open app you need for your work and press windows key plus left arrow then open another app and click windows key plus right arrow now two windows are sharing your screen checking data in your academic work while looking directly at your sources no problem Photoshopping while watching videos on the bright side easy easy number six switching apps there are several ways to switch between apps and manage them on your desktop using hotkeys by pressing control plus alt plus tab will show you all the apps currently running on your pc again mac is known for moving the app navigation game so it's a little easier on OS it's just control more tab another way to open task view press the windows key plus tab this is the pc equivalent of max mission control it provides a broader view of open windows and available desktops and is much more convenient to use and finally there is the hotkey alt plus tab or command plus tab on a Mac that will allow you to switch programs without first displaying them like a deck of cards if you work with only a couple of windows at a time this is for you number seven program management and solution We're going to troubleshoot some problems now listen carefully because you'll want to remember this program everyone's been there is stuck and won't process anything even if you cry or beg or try to bribe it to do so. avoid rebooting your device and losing all your progress try using the following combo control plus shift plus escape or command plus option plus escape if you are working on a mac it will open the task manager which will help you force close any apps that are not working properly or stop the unresponsive ones losing some data from a faulty program is not the same as losing all your data from all of them number eight open file explorer not all of your apps need to be available all the time so you can work faster some of them are standard programs built into your computer and there is a quick and convenient way to access them by pressing the windows key plus e opens the file manager window on your pc for mac users this is your search application 9. use the magnifying glass i always dreamed of becoming one of those tv detectives who can find anything in any image no matter how small the image is enhance image i need 10x zoom yes you can totally do it on your computer , the windows key combined with the plus or minus key will open the magnifying glass app that allows you to zoom in and out wherever you point your cursor, the same goes for mac os, but you need to use the combination of all the commands and more to do zoom just don't expect to catch any offenders from the little inverted reflection bouncing off an earring or something number 10 take screenshots oh you found that little evidence well you better collect it use windows key plus print screen to take a screenshot and immediately save it to the images folder on your hard drive mac also allows you to take screenshots by pressing command plus shift plus three, but for you it becomes even cooler if you press four instead of three, you'll be able to choose which part of your desktop you want to take a photo or even take a screenshot of just an exact window number 11 use the action center set up bluetooth connect with devices on your network use your computer as a wi-fi hotspot turn notifications on and off those and many other features and newer versions of windows are available in a place called the action center to open it simultaneously press the window key plus one for mac users your notification center is always one click away in the top right hand corner plus, to do just that 13. talk to cortana or siri task managers thorough researchers life organizers interesting conversation partners today computers come with a personal assistant literally built in siri and cortana can do it all and you can call them with just one tap to open cortana in windows in listening mode press windows key plus c and to invoke siri on mac hold command and space together hey siri 14. use windows game bar to let you've been working hard all day lifting these desks and stuff come home and it's time to relax with a good gaming session and here comes that exciting moment when you finally beat that crazy boss fight or you and your friends had a fun exchange or an epic battle in the online game they are playing together oh if only you could capture that moment forever.
In fact, you have everything you need in the game bar of your PC. You can open it at any time by pressing the Windows key plus g to manually set up recording, but that's not all on the Game Bar. it has a hotkey to start and stop recording just press Windows plus Alt plus R you can even start streaming by pressing Windows key plus Alt plus b Mac OS also has its own feature to capture video and it is very easy to To use, press Shift plus Command plus 5 to record your screen using Quicktime Player 15. Lock your PC, let's say you share a computer with your family or co-workers and have spent all day looking for the perfect gift for your mom or lazing around in the I work and don't want anyone to know if you suddenly need to get away from your computer but don't want anyone intruding on your stuff, you can quickly lock your user profile by simply pressing the Windows key plus l or shift plus command plus q on a mac, just make sure you set your password first and don't forget it, that's great huh hey what hotkeys make your computer time smoother and faster. your friends and click subscribe to always be on the bright side of life
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