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Windows – Keyboard shortcuts

Here you will find a large collection of my oft used¬†Windows keyboard shortcuts. Some are specifically for Windows 7, while others are more universally useful. Apologies in advance if you know most of these. NB. Win is the WindowsKey Using Windows itself, and Applications within it Alt+Tab Tab through open windows Alt+Shift+Tab Tab through open windows in reverse order Alt+D Focus Address Bar Alt+Enter Show Properties of the file/folder selected Alt+Prt Scr Put a screenshot of the currently selected window into clipboard (explained) Shift+Del Delete forever, bypassing Recycle Bin Alt+F4 Close Application Ctrl+F4 Close Tab Ctrl+Shift+Enter Launch as elevated user (explained) Ctrl+Shift+Esc Show Taskmanager Win+D Show Desktop Win+L Lock Workstation Win+E Open Explorer Win+R Open Run Dialog Win+F Search Win+P Cycle through display mode/output devices (explained) Win+Down Minimise Win+Up Maximise Win+1/2/3 etc Switch between pinned apps according to number Win+type search term Search index for item (explained) F2 Rename F5 … Continue reading

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Windows 7 – the most useful tips

Below is a small collection of the Windows 7 tips I find the most useful, and most likely to be adopted by staff. Cycle through display mode / output devices (WindowsKey+P) Laptop users rejoice – there is now a super easy way for you to cycle through output modes, whether it be to run just the laptop screen, extend to a secondary monitor, or output to a projector. You no longer need to rely on knowing each manufacturers function key combo. I personally use this at home daily to switch between using my monitor and TV. Open another instance of anything on the taskbar (MiddleClick or Shift+LeftClick) Already have a browser windows open and want another? Simply MiddleClick (or Shift+LeftClick for those without a middle mouse button) the icon in the taskbar to quickly launch another instance. This works for any app that allows multiple copies to be¬†open (windows explorer, … Continue reading

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