Simple Shortcuts You Only Need to UseFeb 17, 2020
You can spend hours at your computer for the easiest tasks... or complete them in minutes using a couple of
simplekey combinations! The second option sounds much more tempting, right? So, if you want to make your computer experience more effective, here are some new ways to use the most popular keys... #1: Letter Keys You can probably name a couple of letter
shortcutsoff the top of your head. at the moment. But there are many more than you think, so it's time to get to know the most fascinating ones! • Pressing E together with the Windows logo key opens Explorer so you can instantly find the file you
need. • If you want to quickly access the download window in your browser, click Ctrl with J or Command and J for iMac.
This shortcut will allow you to see all the files that are currently being downloaded. Your browser history can also be opened via a similar command: Ctrl + H for Windows and Command + Y for MacOS. • To select all the elements and text on the browser page or document you are working on, click Ctrl and A. If you want to clear or delete it, Ctrl + D can be very helpful. • The Windows logo key and L key combination locks your PC or allows you to switch users if you're not the
onlyone using the computer. • You can open the Ease of Access Center with a letter command by pressing the Windows logo key and U. #2: Esc We often use Esc to close something, but did you know that this key can be used for many other purposes?
If you want to improve your computing skills, here are a couple of Esc key combinations to remember: • The first surprise is that you don't necessarily
needto use the Windows logo key to open the Start menu. Esc with Ctrl can do the same. Just try it! • Windows Task Manager is essential for anyone who works on their computer. For easier access, press Esc + Ctrl + Shift, and save time! • Whenever you have too many programs open at once, use Esc and Alt to switch between them. It's much faster than using the mouse and allows you to switch between programs in the same order they were opened. • Mac users have their own handy Esc commands too!
For example, pressing Esc together with Option and Command can help you instantly choose an app to force close. • Finally, if you need to exit the magnifying glass, Esc + the Windows logo key will do it for you. #3: Tab Most people rarely use the Tab key. But like almost all keys, it can come in handy when you need to save time and complete a task faster. Let's see… • Have you ever had so many Google Chrome windows open that you found it difficult to manage? Yes, we've all been there! Fortunately, if you need to quickly switch between them, the Tab + Ctrl combo will certainly become your favorite.
You can also return to the previous tab by pressing Tab, Ctrl, and Shift. • Applications and programs open on your computer can also be controlled using the Tab key. If you have Windows, press Tab, Ctrl, and Alt and use the arrow keys to switch between all your open programs; if you're a fan of Apple, Tab + Command will let you do the same. • You can navigate through all your recently used apps using the Tab + Windows logo key command. • Also, if you don't have a mouse and need to move around the screen, press Tab with the up or down arrow.
It's as comfortable and fast as working with a touch panel! #4: Alt Using the Alt key alone is pretty useless, but combining it with other keys can help you deal with almost any situation you can imagine! • Alt + F opens the file menu options for whatever program you are working on. Alt + E takes you to edit the options. • If you want to see the properties of a certain file or folder without looking for it in the settings, select the file and press Alt and Enter to see all the information you need. • If you're tired of High Contrast or want to turn it on, press Alt on the left side of your keyboard along with the Left Shift and Print Screen keys.
There is also a similar command to control the mouse keys, but here instead of Print Screen you need to press Num Lock. • To completely close all Google Chrome windows at the end of your session, press Alt with F4 or Command + Shift + W if you're using an iMac. By the way, you can also select the address bar with a single click with the Alt + D shortcut. • Whenever you need to see the Jump List for the program pinned to your taskbar, use Alt, the Windows logo key, and the your position number on your taskbar. No mouse needed! #5: Shift Most people use the Shift key solely to type a capital letter.
However, you can control a little more than that! • Some keyboard settings can be turned on and off with the Shift
shortcuts. For example, holding the Right Shift key for about 8 seconds toggles the FilterKeys feature on and off, and pressing the Shift key 5 times controls Sticky Keys. • If you've scrolled to the bottom of a browser page and need to go back, press Shift and Space to go back to the beginning. Also, if you accidentally closed a window, Shift + Ctrl + T or Shift + Command + T for iMac will quickly bring it back. #6: Ctrl Almost all combo shortcuts have the Ctrl key as one of their components.
And since you're probably familiar with most of them, let's talk about some cool Ctrl options you may have missed… • If you're working in Microsoft Word, you probably use the bold, italic, and underline text options a lot. Instead of doing all this with the mouse, you can select the text and press Ctrl + B, I, or U to make the text bold, italic, and underlined, respectively. You can also move the cursor forward or backward one word, as well as forward and backward one paragraph by pressing Ctrl + the arrow keys. • If you often zoom in and out of a page while working in a browser, try pressing Ctrl and the + or – keys next time (instead of using the mouse). • Instead of typing the site's full name in your browser's address bar, type just its name (for example, Facebook) and press Ctrl and Enter.
This command will add www. and .com and send it to this address by itself. You can add the site to your favorites later using the Ctrl + D shortcut, and you can see all your favorite sites by pressing Ctrl + I. • If you are on a network and need to find PC, press Ctrl, the Windows logo key and F to complete the task immediately. #7: Windows Logo Key Everyone knows that the Windows logo key quickly opens the Start menu or the previous window if you prefer Windows 8. But there are actually many more useful combos that can make your life much easier! ! • Windows logo key + A opens the Action Center for any Windows 10 device. • Pressing the Windows logo key with B can help you select the first icon in the Notification Area.
If you need any other icon, you can choose it using the arrow keys. • The Windows logo key, Ctrl, and B can instantly switch your computer to the program that indicates a new message in your Notification Area. • And if you have too many windows open at once, press the Windows logo key with M to minimize them. Don't worry! If you need to maximize them again, Windows logo key + up arrow will do the job. • When it's an active window, the Windows logo key can also be stretched to the top and bottom of the screen by pressing it with Shift-up arrow.
Much better than dragging your mouse cursor all over the screen! Which shortcut key combination do you use the most? Let us know in the comments section below! While you're at it, don't forget to give this video a like, share it with your friends, and hit subscribe. Stay on the positive side!
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