Tip of the week # 564
9 February 2019

Top ten Microsoft Windows shortcuts *

What I often read in the numerous feedback forms is that you find the keyboard shortcuts especially helpful as it will save you lots of time. Also, many people develop Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in their mouse hand, so learning some simple keyboard shortcuts could help manage the pain.

Last year I posted your top ten Excel, Word and Outlook shortcuts, but the other day I realised that I never put a list of your favourite Windows shortcuts together. So here you go ... Enjoy!

  1. ALT + TAB - Switch between open windows/applications - tip_419.php
  2. ALT + up arrow - Up one level - tip_364.php
  3. WIN - Open Start Menu - tip_330.php
  4. WIN + D - Display the desktop (it's a toggle) - tip_447.php
  5. WIN + E - Open Windows Explorer - tip_181.php
  6. WIN + F - Find a file or folder - tip_421.php
  7. WIN + number - Open application on the taskbar - tip_444.php
  8. WIN + arrows - Snap the window to the right or left side of the screen - tip_330.php
  9. WIN + TAB - Cycle forward one window - tip_419.php
  10. WIN + up arrow - Maximize the window - tip_330.php

And remember, I drip feed a new shortcut on our home page, so why not come back every week to learn a new one?!

Relevant tips:

  1. Top ten Excel shortcuts - tip_535.php
  2. Top ten Word shortcuts - tip_536.php
  3. Top ten Outlook shortcuts - tip_538.php

* Unless stated otherwise, these tips were written for Microsoft Office 2010.