Most Windows users know about common keyboard shortcuts, but there are lots of lesser-known shortcuts that can be super helpful to learn, including many that are new to Windows 10. Here are 23 handy Windows 10 shortcuts that you may not know about.
If you frequently need to visit a particular page in the Windows 10 Settings app, here’s how to create a custom shortcut that will take you directly to that page instead of forcing you to navigate through the Settings menus each time.
Windows appends the text “Shortcut” whenever you create a new shortcut to a file or folder. While you can manually rename your shortcuts to remove this appended text, why not simply configure Windows to stop adding this text by default? Here’s how to do it.
Most users know how to access the Windows Task Manager via Control-Alt-Delete or a right-click on the taskbar, but here are two even quicker ways to launch this important Windows tool via keyboard and application shortcuts.
Windows places an arrow in the lower-left corner of a desktop icon to identify it as a shortcut. While this identification is helpful, the shortcut arrows obscure your applications icons and don’t look very good. Here’s how to turn off these shortcut arrows to make your desktop icons look their best.
Although most day-to-day tasks in Windows can be accomplished via the standard graphical user interface, a tremendous amount of power and functionality relies upon the Run command, something that Microsoft removed from its usual location in the Windows 10 Start Menu. There are certainly other ways to access the Run command in Windows 10, but for those who prefer to use a Start Menu shortcut, here’s how to get it back.
When it comes to taking screenshots in Windows, the Print Screen key is crucial. Most Windows-based keyboards have a Print Screen key, so it’s usually not an issue. But what if you’re running Windows on a Mac via Boot Camp? Apple’s compact keyboards don’t have a Print Screen key so, absent third party software, how do you take screenshots when booted into Windows on your Mac?
The goal of efficient and safe computing is to keep your hands on the keyboard as much as possible, thereby avoiding frequent reaches for the mouse or trackpad that can contribute to repetitive stress injuries. With that in mind, we’ll show you how to launch, minimize, and manage your most frequently accessed Windows programs without ever having to take your hands off the keyboard.
iTunes 12 is certainly a controversial update to Apple’s popular media software, but one small change, quietly introduced in iTunes 11, can make navigating your content a bit quicker: media type keyboard shortcuts.
Windows 10 boasts some key new features, including virtual desktops, a multitasking interface called Task View, and better use of predefined snap points for managing the positioning of active windows and applications. Unsurprisingly, these new features require the introduction of some new keyboard shortcuts. Here are ten Windows 10 shortcuts to get you up and running with Microsoft’s upcoming operating system.