High Contrast

High Contrast feature reverses the colour settings, so that text is white on a black background. To switch on High Contrast, press Alt + Left Shift + Print Screen. Then press Enter to confirm. To switch off High Contrast, press … Read More

Ease of Access Settings

Press Windows key + U to open the Ease of Access settings. If you have vision, hearing and/or interaction difficulties when using a PC, there are many options here to help you.

Windows Magnifier

To switch on Windows Magnifier, press Windows + Plus sign. The Plus sign is actually on the Equals key, next to the Backspace key. But no need to press Shift key. To zoom in, press Windows + Plus sign again. … Read More

Windows Narrator

Narrator is a screen reading application that runs on a standard PC which reads out what is displayed on the screen. It enables access to a PC for people with very little sight. To start Narrator, press Windows key + Control … Read More

Display the Calendar

To display the calendar, press Windows key + Alt + D for Date. To close the calendar, press this shortcut again or press Escape.

Access Clipboard History

When you copy some text or an image using Control + C, it goes onto the Windows clipboard. In Windows 10, the clipboard remembers up to 24 items that have been copied recently. As you may know, you can press … Read More

Declutter your Desktop

If you have a lot of applications open on your PC and you just want to focus on one, press Windows key + Home. This will minimise all applications to the Taskbar, except the one you are working on.


On a PC, Control + Alt + Delete is used for various reset tasks. On some PCs, this shortcut is used at start up in order to log on to the machine. If you are already logged on, Control + … Read More

File Properties

When you select a file or folder, you can get more information by looking into the properties. Press Alt + Enter to display the Properties; including type of file, application setting, size, location, last modified date etc. If you use … Read More

Searching for Files and Folders

If you cannot find a file or folder, you can search for it: In File Explorer, press F3 or Control + E to go to the Search box. Start typing in the name of the file or folder and the list will automatically update … Read More

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