We love sharing insights and best practices with our clients. And in this spirit, we'd like to share some of our favorite Windows tricks and tips. Enjoy!

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 Windows Related Shortcuts
 

Click To Execute
Windows logo key+Up Arrow Maximize the window
Windows logo key+Down Arrow Minimize the window
Windows logo key+Left Arrow Window to the left side of the screen
Windows logo key+Right Arrow Window to the right side of the screen
Windows logo key+D Display the desktop. Hitting it again, restores the windows that were displayed
Windows logo + Spacebar              Preview the desktop. When  you let up on the Windows key, the original windows return
Windows logo key+M Minimize all windows. Letting up does not return them to their original size
Windows logo key+Shift+M Restore minimized windows to their original size

Windows logo key+Shift+Left
Arrow or Right Arrow

Moves the window to another monitor
Windows logo key+Home Minimizes all windows except the active one

 

Taskbar 
Taskbar Related Shortcuts

Click To Execute
Windows logo key+T  Cycles through the programs that are pinned on the taskbar
Windows logo key +number Starts the program pinned on the taskbar related to it's position. For example logo key+1 would start the first program pinned to the taskbar
Ctrl+Windows logo key+number Changes to the last active windows for that numbered program pinned to the taskbar
Alt+Windows logo key+number Opens up the jump list for that program pinned to the taskbar
Ctrl+Shift+Click on a taskbar button Starts a program on the taskbar as Administrator

 

internet-explorer

Internet Explorer Shortcuts

Click To Execute
F1 Display the Internet Explorer Help, or when in a dialog box, display context help on an item
F11 Toggle between Full Screen and regular view of the browser window
TAB Move forward through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar
SHIFT+TAB Move back through the items on a Web page, the Address bar, and the Links bar
ALT+HOME Go to your Home page
ALT+RIGHT ARROW Go to the next page
ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE Go to the previous page
SHIFT+F10 Display a shortcut menu for a link
CTRL+TAB or F6 Move forward between frames
SHIFT+CTRL+TAB Move back between frames
UP ARROW Scroll toward the beginning of a document
DOWN ARROW Scroll toward the end of a document
PAGE UP Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments
PAGE DOWN Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments
HOME Move to the beginning of a document
END Move to the end of a document
CTRL+F Find on this page
F5 or CTRL+R Refresh the current Web page only if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are different
CTRL+F5 Refresh the current Web page, even if the time stamp for the Web version and your locally stored version are the same
ESC Stop downloading a page
CTRL+O or CTRL+L Go to a new location
CTRL+N Open a new window
CTRL+W Close the current window
CTRL+S Save the current page
CTRL+P Print the current page or active frame
ENTER Activate a selected link
CTRL+E Open Search in Explorer bar
CTRL+I Open Favorites in Explorer bar
CTRL+H Open History in Explorer bar
CTRL+click In History or Favorites bars, open multiple folders

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