Tricks to speed up common tasks


Windows 7 remains the preferred operating system by users. Windows 8, his successor, has not found many favors, especially because of the changes that affect the user interface. The new metro interface, designed for touch screen systems, is not appreciated by computer users without the touch.

For this reason, many users remain faithful to Windows 7. I will illustrate below with helpful keyboard shortcuts that allow you to make simple operations with greater speed. A great number of shortcuts using the Windows key (the one with the flag, located at the bottom left of the CTRL and ALT keys).

Tricks to speed up common tasks


In command of the description we use to better sion comprises capital letters, but remember: this will work with the tiny buttons!

The following shortcuts also work on Windows 8 and 8.1.

Open Windows Explorer (or My Computer)

Key Windows + E

Display or remove thumbnails in Windows Explorer (or My Computer)

Key ALT + P

Display temporarily Desktop

Press and hold the keys Windows + Spacebar

Show the desktop

Key Windows + D

Restore open programs before the previous command

Key Windows + D

Lock the desktop

Key Windows + L

Changing the active window display in full screen with reduced window

Key Windows + Down Arrow

Change the active small display window to full size

Key Windows + Up Arrow

Change the current window to display full-screen on the right half screen

Key Windows + Right Arrow

Change the display from the active window to full screen by screen on the left

Key Windows + Left Arrow

Switch view middle right screen, minimized window, half left screen

Key Windows + Right arrow repeatedly or Windows Key + Left Arrow

Open the Task Manager (Windows Task Manager)


Sailing backwards chronology between folders within Windows Explorer

Button BACK SPACE keys or ALT + Left Arrow

Browsing history forward through folders in Windows Explorer

Keys ALT + Right Arrow

multiscreen management or projector

Keys Windows + P

Management of the programs in the system tray

The key Windows + number from 1 to 9 (not on the numeric keypad) executes the program of the taskbar.

For example, Windows + 1 performs the first program on the left (in the example below Windows Media Player),Windows + 2 performs the second from left program (Internet Explorer), Windows + 3 runs Google Chrome, Windows + 4 running Microsoft Word and Windows + 5 running Microsoft Excel.


The preceding keys are also used to call a program when minimized or reduce it to an icon if active.

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