Your Keyboard Has 32 Hidden Combinations! Utilize Them!Translate

8 days ago · Madiha Waqas · 0 Comment
Categories: How-to · Technology     Tags: Keyboard · Hidden · Combinations · 32

We have some useful information for every Windows and OS X user. Your keyboard has multiple keys and there are many combinations of those keys through which you can perform several tasks. We have compiled here 32 secret combinations that you should know. Check them below:

  • ⊞ Win — shows the Start Menu and in Windows 8.1 it opens the previous window;
  • ⊞ Win + A — in Windows 10 it opens the Action Center;
  • ⊞ Win + B — in the Notification Area it selects the first icon, and you can switch between other icons using the arrow keys;
  • ⊞ Win + Ctrl + B — switches to a program indicating a new message in the Notification Area;
  • ⊞ Win + C — in Windows 8 and 8.1 it shows the Charm Bar; in Windows 10 if you are using a supported language it opens Cortana;
  • ⊞ Win + D — immediately minimizes all the opened windows and shows the desktop;
  • ⊞ Win + E — opens Windows Explorer; in Windows 10 opens the Quick Launch by default;
  • ⊞ Win + F — opens ’Find files and folders’;
  • ⊞ Win + Ctrl + F — opens ’Find computers’;
  • ⊞ Win + G — brings all gadgets to the foreground that are in process (only in Windows 7 and Vista); opens the Game bar in Windows 10;
  • ⊞ Win + K — opens a new Start menu — Connections (in Windows 8 and 8.1);
  • ⊞ Win + L — changes user or locks the workstation;
  • ⊞ Win + M — minimizes all windows;
  • ⊞ Win + ⇧ Shift + M — restores windows that were minimized;
  • ⊞ Win + O — locks device orientation (disables the gyroscope function on tablets);
  • ⊞ Win + P — switches operating modes to an external monitor/projector but only in Windows 7 and newer;
  • ⊞ Win + Q — opens Search charm for installed apps (checked in Windows 8);
  • ⊞ Win + R — opens the ’Run dialog’ box;
  • ⊞ Win + T — switches focus to the Taskbar but only in Windows 7 and newer;
  • ⊞ Win + U — opens the Utility Manager;
  • ⊞ Win + W — opens Windows Ink Workspace (notes, screenshots);
  • ⊞ Win + X — opens the Windows Mobile Application Center (only for mobile computers in Windows Vista and 7);
  • ⊞ Win + Y — starts Yahoo! Messenger (if installed).

OS X keyboard

  • Command + Up Arrow — Immediately scroll to the top of any webpage.
  • Command + Down Arrow — Immediately scroll to the bottom of any webpage.
  • Command + Semicolon — Cycle through misspelled words in any given document.
  • Command + 1 (2, 3) — Use this shortcut to conveniently cycle through any open tabs you have in your browser. Command + 1 will take you to the first tab, Command + 2 will take you to the second, and so on.
  • Option + Delete — This handy keyboard shortcut will delete words one word at a time, as opposed to one letter at a time. This works all across OS X, whether you’re typing in TextEdit or even when typing a website into your browser’s URL bar.
  • Command + H — Quickly hide all open windows from the currently active app.
  • Command + Shift + T — Instantly open up the most recently closed tab in your browser. This is a lifesaver if you accidentally close a window and can’t remember the URL.
  • Command + F3 — This handy shortcut instantly removes all app windows from view and lets you take a glance at your desktop. To bring your apps back, simply press the keys again.
  • Option + Shift + Volume Up/Volume down — It sets your audio output levels just right by increasing or decreasing your machine’s volume in much smaller increments.

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Based on materials from wikipedia.org

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