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Windows Keyboard Shortcut Combinations That You Need To Know

Discussion in 'Phones, Tech & Web' started by Admin, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator

    If you knew you could minimize all the windows opened on your computer at a go, you would have thanked your stars but unfortunately, you didn’t know and so you had to click on the close buttons on each of them.

    Here are 22 keyboard shortcut combinations you need to know to make your life easier.

    1. Windows Key + A

    In Windows 10, this will open the action center at the right-hand corner of the screen, this gives you access to your computer settings. You don’t need to go search for the button to click on to get the action center.

    NB: This will not work in Windows 8 and 8.1

    2. Windows Key + B

    This combination will select the icons in the notification area located at the lower right corner of your screen where you can find the “hidden icons” button and the WiFi icon. After selecting, you can use the arrow keys to move across the icons to choose what you want to select by pressing the “Enter” button.

    3. Windows Key + Ctrl + B

    This is combination switches to a new programme in the notification area.

    NB: This works only in Windows 10.

    4. Windows Key + C
    This is will show the sidebar in Windows 8 and 8.1

    NB: This only works in Windows 8 and 8.1

    5. Windows Key + D

    This is the same as Windows Key + M. It will minimize all opened windows at a go to show your desktop.

    6. Windows Key + E

    This opens Windows Explorer and you don’t need to search for the Windows Explorer icon. In Windows 10, this same combination will open a quick launch by default.

    7. Windows Key + F

    If you wish to find a file or folder, this is the combination to use and it will open the find file or folders search space. In Windows 10, however, this will open a Feedback

    8. Windows Key + Ctrl + F

    This will open “Find Computers”.

    9. Windows Key + G

    This works differently in every windows version. In Vista and windows 7, this will bring all gadgets that are in processing to the foreground and in Windows 10 it opens the Game Bar. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work in any version of Windows 8.

    10. Windows Key + K

    This combination will open a new start menu and it only works in Windows 8 and 8.1.

    11. Windows Key + L

    If you want to change the User or lock the workstation quickly, you can use this combination.

    12. Windows Key + M

    This will minimize all windows.

    13. Windows Key + Shift + M

    This will restore all minimized windows.

    14. Windows Key + O

    This will lock your device orientation.

    15. Windows Key + P

    You will need this when you’re using a projector. This combination will open the operation modes.

    16. Windows Key + Q

    Will open the search tab and all installed apps on your computer.

    17. Windows Key + R

    This will open the ‘Run’ bar for you.

    18. Windows Key + T

    This will lead you to the Taskbar and you can use the arrow keys to select things on the taskbar to open.

    19. Windows Key + U

    This will open the Utility tool for you.

    20. Windows Key + W

    In case you wish to take screenshots with your computer, this will open Windows Ink Workspace.

    21. Windows Key + X

    This will open the windows application center.

    22. Windows Key + Y

    This will open your Yahoo Messenger if you have it installed on your computer.
  2. wtfngpeeps

    wtfngpeeps Well-known Member

  3. Admin

    Admin Administrator

    You're welcome