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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

Quick Connect

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In Windows 10, Windows + K will open a list of possible devices that you can connect to. Generally this is used for Bluetooth devices such as speakers, headphones, headset, keyboard or mouse. Make sure the device is switched on … Read More

Windows Tips

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When a Windows Tip appears, press Windows + J focus on and read the Windows Tip. Then press Windows + J again to focus on the element described in the Tip. Note and Disclaimer: I have not been able to … Read More

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 … 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.

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