More and more we have been using the keyboard shortcuts ingrained in Windows to get things done quicker. Apparently according to our Office guru, Trevor, keyboard shortcuts are the way things were done a long time ago, long before simple clicks with the mouse. We need to take back these shortcuts and help improve our office lives.

Anyway for your computing pleasure, may we now present a generous table of keyboard shortcuts aimed at simplifying your time on the computer, please give it a go and let us know.

 

key combination

Action

Windows logo keyOpen or close the Start menu
Windows logo key + PauseDisplay the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key + DDisplay the desktop
Windows logo key + MMinimize all windows
Windows logo key + Shift + MRestore minimized windows to the desktop
Windows logo key + EOpen Computer
Windows logo key + FStart a Feedback dialog
Ctrl+Windows logo key + FSearch for computers (if you’re on a network)
Windows logo key + LLock your computer or switch users
Windows logo key + ROpen the Run dialog box
Windows logo key + TCycle through programs on the Taskbar
Windows logo key + numberStart the program pinned to the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.
Shift+Windows logo key + numberStart a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Ctrl+Windows logo key + numberSwitch to the last active window of the program pinned to the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Alt+Windows logo key+ numberOpen the Jump list for the program pinned to the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key + TabCycle through programs on the Taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Windows logo key + TabUse the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the Taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Windows logo key + BSwitch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
Windows logo key + VOpen the Clipboard app
Windows logo key + Up ArrowMaximize the window
Windows logo key + Left ArrowMaximize the window to the left side of the screen
Windows logo key + Right ArrowMaximize the window to the right side of the screen
Windows logo key + Down ArrowMinimize the window
Windows logo key + HomeMinimize all but the active window
Windows logo key + Shift + Up ArrowStretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen
Windows logo key + Shift + Left Arrow or Right ArrowMove a window from one monitor to another
Windows logo key + PChoose a presentation display mode
Windows logo key + GOpen the Game bar
Windows logo key + UOpen Ease Of Access Center
Windows logo key + XOpen the context menu for the Start button
Windows logo key +. or +;Open the Emojis window
Windows logo key + Ctrl + MOpen the Magnifier app

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