Shortcut of the Week Archives - Sharon's Shortcuts

Dictate or Share

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In Windows 10, press Windows + H to start dictation. This only works with language set to English (United States). In Windows 8.1, press Windows + H for the Share Charm. This only works within Windows Metro apps.

Game Bar

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Press Windows + G for the Game Bar. To start/stop recording, press Windows + Alt + R. To capture the last 30 seconds of action, press Windows + Alt + G (background recording must be enabled).

Find or Feedback

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In Windows 7 and Windows 8, pressing Windows + F will open the Find dialogue to search for files, programs etc on your PC. In Windows 10, pressing Windows + F will open the Windows Feedback Hub. You can also search just by pressing … Read More

Focus on Desktop

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Pressing Windows + D or Windows + M will focus on the Desktop. Windows + D toggles between the Desktop and your last used application and Windows + M minimises all applications to the Taskbar.

Happy New ?

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Press Control + N to create a new item in almost any application. Control + N for a new Email in Outlook. Control + N for a new Document in Word. Control + N for a new Spreadsheet in Excel, … Read More

Show Formulas in Excel

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To display the formulas in an Excel, instead of the results of the formulas, press Control + ` (grave key). To go back to showing the results as normal, press Control + ` (grave key).

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