Useful Windows Tricks and Shortcuts

Posted 26 Jun 17 by Darren Welch

If, like me, you use your PC on a daily basis, it definitely helps to learn all of the shortcuts to speed up daily tasks.  So below I have compiled a list of useful shortcuts to make you more efficient in your daily tasks.


Windows Key Shortcuts
Windows + D Minimise all windows.
Windows + E Open Windows Explorer.
Windows + L Lock your PC.
Windows + M Minimise all Windows
Windows + Up Maximise Window
Windows + Left Lock the screen to the left half
Windows + Right Lock the screen to the right half
Browser Shortcuts
Ctrl + Tab Cycle through open tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Cycle backwards through tabs
Ctrl + Number (1-9) Select (n)th tab
Other Tips

To minimise all windows apart from the one you are on. Select the window bar & shake it back and forth to minimise all other windows.

Ctrl + Tab: Cycle through open windows.

Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Cycle through windows & leave the menu open.

Ctrl  Shift + N: Create a New folder.

Shift + Delete: Permanently delete, bypassing the Recycle Bin.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Immediately open the Task Manager.


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