Windows keyboard Shortcuts

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Windows keyboard shortcuts are there to give users faster ways to access certain options, or alternatively menus; overall they are an alternative to the mouse. At any rate few actually use these keys, largely due to unfamiliarity with them. Here are some good ones.

Windows keyboard Shortcuts

Windows keyboard shortcuts are there to give users faster ways to access certain options, or alternatively menus; overall they are an alternative to the mouse. At any rate few actually use these keys, largely due to unfamiliarity with them. Here are some good ones.

To begin with try using ctrl + c to copy an image or text, instead of the options. It is quicker, and a better way to copy items to the clipboard. Ctrl + v can then be used to paste the copied content somewhere.

To make text selections, there is another short cut key. Press ctrl + a to select all the text on page, and then use the other short cut keys to copy and paste it.

Another useful short cut key is ctrl + alt + delete. When you use this shortcut, it will bring up the task manager for you, and thus save you having to access it with the mouse. If a program crashes, it is also a good way to gain access to the task manager and close the application.

Dialogue key shortcuts can help with dialogue boxes. Ctrl + tab is a good one. By pressing it, you will be able to shift forward through tabs that are up. Using the shift key, ctrl + shift + tab, you can also move backwards through tabs.

Generally, using the tab key you can move through options. Combining the tab key with shift, tab + shift, you can move backwards through options that are available.

Natural keyboard shortcuts involve using the windows key on keyboard. For example, by pressing the windows key + d, menus will be minimised and you will be returned to the desktop.

Alternatively, you can do a similar thing, if you are to minimise windows. To minimise all windows, use the windows key + m to make all the open windows minimise to the tool bar. It is useful, if you have a lot of windows open.

There are not so many accessibility short cut keys available, but you can try num lock. Press this key, for five seconds, and it will switch the toggle keys on or off. By doing this you will be given the option to use them, or cancel.

A good Windows Explorer short cut is to simply press the end key. By doing this, the bottom of the active window will be displayed. It's a simple, but effective short cut key. Similarly using the home key above will take you to the top of the active window, simply by pressing it.

There are, of course, many more short cut keys available to users. To find out, the help guide will list them for you and can be accessed by using f1 + windows. A few, will not make much difference but some of the shortcut keys can be very useful.

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