Selecting Files

To select files that are next to one another in the list, position on the first item, hold down the Shift key, and arrow to the next item(s). To select non-adjacent files, position on the first file, hold down the … Read More

Navigating in Folders

In File Explorer, you can move around your files in a number of handy time-saving ways: You can press the first letter of the file you are looking for (if you know the filename). This is similar to pressing the … Read More

Alt + F4 versus Control + W

Alt + F4 will close pretty much everything, but it is not the handiest keyboard shortcut to use (at first anyway). Control + W will close File Explorer, but also: It will close one Word document without closing the Word application, … Read More

Navigating Visited Folders

In File Explorer, use Alt + Right Arrow to move into a folder and Alt + Left Arrow to come back out of a folder. Note this only works if you have already navigated between the folders because it is … Read More

File Explorer

Press Windows + E to open File Explorer. Use the Arrow keys to move around your files and folders and press Enter to open them. If you open a folder and then want to go back, press the Backspace key … Read More

Saving a Screenshot as an Image File

In Windows 10, you can press Windows + Prt Scr, and it will directly save a picture of the whole screen to the Screenshots folder. It will name the file “Screenshot (1)” where the 1 refers to the number of … Read More

Taking a Screenshot

There is a specific key on the keyboard called the Print Screen key, usually shortened to Prt Scr. When the Print Screen key is pressed, nothing seems to have happened! But a screenshot is taken and placed on the “clipboard”, … Read More

The Window Menu

Press Alt + Spacebar to get the Window Menu which has options for Maximize, Minimise, Move, Size, Restore and Close. Use the Up and Down Arrow keys to move between the options and Enter to choose. When moving or resizing, … Read More

Maximize an Application

Maximizing an application makes it fill the entire screen. Focus on the application using the Alt + Tab shortcut, then press Windows + Up Arrow to make the application fill the screen, making it easier to focus on one task … Read More

Accessing the Taskbar

You can access open applications by heading to the Taskbar. Press Windows + T to go to the Taskbar. Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to move between applications and press Enter to switch to the one you want. You can … Read More

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