Here are 10 quick keyboard tricks I think every computer user should know.
1.Create a folder using the keyboard
You can quickly create a folder using the keyboard. To do this, combine these keys: Ctrl+Shift+N. That’s it!
2. Bring back mistakenly closed browser tab
Did you mistakenly close a browser tab and want it back? No worries, you can simply bring it back by combining these keys: Ctrl+Shift+T. This works on almost all popular browsers.
3.Lock your computer
Are you working away from your computer and want to lock it quickly?
Just press: Windows Key+L.
4.Delete files without placing them on the recycle bin
Whenever you delete a file it actually goes to the Recycle Bin in case you want to restore it back its original location. In some cases, you may just want to do a permanent delete.
This is how it works: Press and hold Shift while you delete.
5.Bookmark a browser page
If you’re someone like me who bookmarks a lot of web pages for future reading or reference, you may want to know how to quickly bookmark a webpage.
Just combine Ctrl+D. This works on almost all browsers.
6.Minimize all running items on your computer
To quickly minimize all running apps or folders and access your Desktop, just combine Windows Key+M.
7.Switch between opened items
You can easily switch between opened items on your Windows environment by just combining: Windows Key+Tab or Alt+Tab.
8. Quickly launch Windows Explorer with a shortcut
You can quickly launch Windows Explorer by just combining: Windows Key+E.
9. Quickly jump to the top or bottom of a page
Are you reading on Microsoft Word, or a PDF file or maybe a webpage and want to quickly jump to the top or bottom? Combine these keys: Ctrl+Home and Crtl+End
10. Quickly close a Window
You can quickly close an open Window by pressing Alt+F4.
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Ousman Faal [Digital Vigilante] is a Tech Entrepreneur & Digital Skills Trainer who teaches both in the classroom and online. He has experience in various technologies and likes sharing it with others. Ousman has published 144 articles on this blog. He is the CEO of Faalen Technologies and Skills.gm.