Keyboard on Steroids!

Happy New Year!

We don’ need no stinkin’ mouse!

Keyboard shortcuts save a whole lot of time and effort, and Windows 10 has added some new ones that may be useful to you. These all work in conjunction with the “Windows” key on your keyboard – you know, the one with the Windows logo on it. When using these shortcuts, you hold the Windows key down and press the second key. The Windows key is abbreviated “Win” in the following new shortcuts, only in Windows 10:

  • Win + A — Open Action center
  • Win + S — Open Search
  • Win + C –Open Cortana in listening mode (If you have Cortana operating on your computer)
  • Win + Tab –Open Task view

All the older keyboard shortcuts still work, as well, including, but not limited to (for these, you hold down the Ctrl key and press the appropriate key):

  • Ctrl + A – Selects (highlights) everything in a document, web page, or folder. The highlighted selection can then be cut, copied, deleted, or otherwise edited, depending on what program or folder you’re in.
  • Ctrl + X – This cuts (removes) the selection you already made, so it can be pasted elsewhere.
  • Ctrl + C – Copies the selection.
  • Ctrl + V – Pastes whatever was cut or copied earlier.
  • Ctrl + P – Prints. (That’s why Paste isn’t ctrl + P)
  • Ctrl + Z – Performs the “Undo” Command. Very useful when you screw up.
  • Ctrl + Y – Redoes whatever you just Undid.

These are only some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts. Read the links below for the whole list.

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