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Windows Mixed Reality

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Pressing Windows + Y switches between Windows Mixed Reality and the desktop. Windows Mixed Reality is a mixed reality platform introduced as part of the Windows 10 operating system, which provides holographic and mixed reality experiences (Augmented Reality and Virtual … Read More

Quick Link Menu

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Pressing Windows + X gives you the Quick Link menu. Also sometimes called the Power User menu. It gives you handy access to things like Task Manager, Settings, Power Options, Device Manager etc. It has a handy option to shut … Read More

Windows Accessibility

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Pressing Windows + U opens the Ease of Access settings. These settings give lots of tools and options to make your PC more accessible, based on your needs. The settings include Narrator, the in-built screen reader, the Magnifier, Keyboard and … Read More

Accessing the Taskbar

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Pressing Windows + T gives access to the Taskbar. The Taskbar contains a list of all the current open folders or applications. You can use the left and right arrow keys to move through them and then press Enter to … Read More

Run!

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Pressing Windows + R you the Run dialog. This can be used to launch a Web page (if you know the full URL) or a program (if you know the name of the program file on your computer e.g. winword). … Read More

Searching

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Pressing Windows + Q or Windows + S will open a Search dialogue. Type in a program, folder or filename and Windows will search for it. To remember these shortcuts, think Q for Question or S for Search. These shortcuts … Read More

Presentation Time

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Windows + P gives options for projecting your display onto another screen. It is generally used when connecting a laptop to a projector or large screen for making presentations. When you press Windows + P, it gives a list of … Read More

Lock Screen Orientation

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Windows + O will lock/unlock screen orientation. It works on Windows 8 or 10 tablets where the display automatically rotates when the screen is turned from landscape to portrait. It only works when an external keyboard is attached (as opposed … Read More

Lock or Switch

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Windows + L will lock your PC screen. To unlock, press Escape to get back to the login screen and enter your password or PIN (depending on how your PC is set up). You can also use Windows + L … Read More

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