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Windows Tips & Tricks

Mon May 21, 2018 8:48 am

I thought having a forum thread with windows tips and tricks would be fun. This can be anything from simple keyboard shortcuts to registry modifications.

Win + Left/Right Arrow - snaps the current window to half screen.
Ctrl + W - Closes the current window

Regedit\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse (Windows 7) - Change mouse hover time (in ms). I always reduce this from it's default 400ms so that window previews on the taskbar pop up faster. Must log off or restart for changes to apply.
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Re: Windows Tips & Tricks

Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 am

Did we not already have one of these? If so, I guess a mod can merge...

Win + Shift + Left/Right Arrow - moves the current window to the next monitor
Win + Down Arrow - minimized the current window
Win + L Key - Locks the computer (very useful if you're in an enterprise that requires you to lock when leaving your desk)
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
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Re: Windows Tips & Tricks

Mon May 21, 2018 9:05 am

DPete27 wrote:
Win + Left/Right Arrow - snaps the current window to half screen.
Ctrl + W - Closes the current window

Don't forget that in Win10 you can use Win + Up/Down Arrow after a side snap to snap to a quarter of the screen (ie Win+Right -> Win+Up will snap to the top right corner)
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Re: Windows Tips & Tricks

Mon May 21, 2018 10:48 am

My current favorite toy is the Win10 virtual desktop. Keep different tasks/projects separate, or slide private work aside when someone comes poking around.

Win + Ctrl + D
Create a new virtual desktop.

Win + Ctrl + Left or Right Arrow
Switch between virtual desktops.
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Re: Windows Tips & Tricks

Wed May 30, 2018 8:44 pm

Actually, i use the windows 10 shortcuts a lot, because I think it is very convenient. I think the shortcut of Windows + D is the best shortcut, Because I always open many window when running Windows 10. There are other shortcuts you must to know:

Windows Open or close Start menu

Windows + A Open Action Center

Windows + B Move the Mouse Pointer to the notification area

Windows + C Open Cortana in listening mode

Windows + D Display and hide the desktop

Windows + E Open This PC

Windows + G Open Game bar

Windows + L Lock Windows Desktop

Windows + M Minimize all Windows

Windows + R Open Run Dialog

Windows + U Open Ease of Access Center

Windows + X Open Start Menu

Windows + I Open Windows Settings

Windows + Left Arrow Move the selected windows to left

Windows + Right Arrow Move current windows to right

Windows + Enter Open Narrator

Windows + Home Minimize all windows and restore them with the second hit

Windows + Tab Launch Task View

Windows + Space Change Keyboard layout and Input language

Windows + “– “ Zoom out (Magnifier)

Windows + “+ “ Zoom in (Magnifier)

Windows + Ctrl +D Create a new visual desktop

Windows + Ctrl + F4 Close the visual desktop

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