Have you ever thought about how many secrets are hidden inside of your computer? Only 20 years ago, the most advanced computers had hard drive capacity of 320 Megabytes, and it was considered as a great breakthrough in personal computers’ technology at that time.
Since then a lot of things have changed. We almost don’t use mouses anymore and prefer touch pads and touch screens. But a keyboard is the only thing that seems to be unchanged. Here’s a list of all the hot key combinations that will certainly come in handy. No matter Windows or OS X user you are.
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– If you just press Win key, it will open the Start Menu. In Windows 8.1 it will open the previous window.
– Th combination of Win key and B key selects the first icon in the Notification Area. You can then switch between the icons using the arrow keys.
– Press Win key and C keys. It will show the Charm Bar in Windows 8 and 8.1 versions. In Windows 10 it opens Cortana but only if you’re using a supported language. For English, it should work just fine.
– It provides Quick access to Windows Explorer. For that press Win key and E keys together. Easy as that. In Windows 10 it also opens the Quick Launch by default.
– Press Win and K keys. It will open a new Start menu — Connections in Windows 8 and 8.1.
– Will help to restore the last minimized window. Just press these 3 keys: Win, Shift, and M – and here you are.
– Do you use any external monitor or projector? Then press Win key followed by P key, and it will switch operating modes. It works only for Windows 7 and newer.
– Do you need to work with the notes or screenshots? Press Win key and W, and it will open Windows Ink Workspace. Very handy!
– Win key followed by X will open the Windows Mobile Application Centre. This works only for mobile computers in Windows Vista and 7.
– This handy keyboard shortcut will delete one word at a time, as opposed to one letter at a time. This works all across OS X, whether you’re typing in TextEdit or even when typing a website into your browser’s URL bar.
– Do you want to hide all open windows from the currently active app quickly? Just press Command key followed by H.
– Combination of Command and F3 keys will remove all app windows from view and let you take a gander at your desktop. To bring your apps back, just press the keys again.
– Combination of Option plus Shift plus Volume Up or Volume down comes in especially handy when you’re trying to get your audio output levels just right. It increases or decreases your machine’s volume in much smaller increments.
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