32 Secret Combinations on Your Keyboard


32 Secret Combinations on Your Keyboard Have you ever thought how many secrets are
hidden inside of your computer? Only 20 years ago, the most advanced computers
had hard drive capacity of 320 Megabytes, and it was considered as a great breakthrough
in personal computers’ technology at that time. Since then a lot of things have changed. We almost don’t use mice anymore and prefer
touch pads and touch screens. But a keyboard is the only thing that seems
to be unchanged. Here’s a list of all the hot key combinations
that will certainly come in handy. No matter Windows or OS X user you are. Let’s start with the Window keyboard and
its’ 23 secret combinations. First, find Windows key. Usually, it’s located on the lower row of
the keyboard. To the left of the space bar. Found it? Great. This button will be involved in all the following
combinations. So, just keep your finger on it. Ok, let’s go. Combination #1
If you just press Win key, it will open the Start Menu. In Windows 8.1 it will open the previous window. Combination #2
Press Win key followed by A. In Windows 10 it will open the Action Centre. The Action Centre gives you quick access to
your computer settings. Easy! Combination #3
Th combination of Win key and B key selects the first icon in the Notification Area. You can then switch between the icons using
the arrow keys. Combination #4
Win key plus Ctrl key followed by B. This combination switches to a program indicating
a new message in the Notification Area. Got it? All right, let’s move forward Combination #5
Press Win key and C keys. It will show the Charm Bar in Windows 8 and
8.1 versions. In Windows 10 it opens Cortana but only if
you’re using a supported language. For English, it should work just fine. Combination #6
This one is beneficial if you want to minimize all the opened windows immediately. Just press Win key followed by D key, and
you will see your desktop in a split of a second. Combination #7
It provides Quick access to Windows Explorer. For that press Win key and E keys together. Easy as that. In Windows 10 it also opens the Quick Launch
by default. Combination #8 of Win key and F key pressed
together opens ’Find files and folders.’ In Windows 10 it opens Feedback hub. Combination #9
Three keys: Win key plus Ctrl plus F open ’Find computers’
Good? Ok, what’s next? Combination #10
Win key plus G key It works differently in different Windows
versions. In Window 7 and Vista it brings all the gadgets
to the foreground that are in process at the moment. In Windows 10 it opens the Game bar. Wanna play? Now you know how to do it quickly. Combination #11
Press Win and K keys. It will open a new Start menu — Connections
in Windows 8 and 8.1 If you want to change the user or lock the
workstation quickly, then use combination #12. Just press Win key followed by L (Love) and
it will do it for you. Don’t you love it? Another hot key combination that you are going
to use every day for sure. Combination #13. Keys Win and M minimize all windows Combination #14
Will help to restore the last minimized window. Just press these 3 keys: Win, Shift, and M
– and here you are. Combination #15 of keys Win and O pressed
together will lock your device orientation and will disable the gyroscope function on
tablets. Combination #16. Do you use any external monitor or projector? Then press Win key followed by P key, and
it will switch operating modes. It works only for Windows 7 and newer. What’s next? Are you searching for something inside of
your computer? Then use combination #17 of keys Win and Q.
It will open Search charm for all installed apps in Windows 8 and newer. Combination #18 will open the ’Run dialog’
box for you. Just press Win key and R key and then choose
a program or application you want to run. Combination #19
Keys ⊞ Win and T will switch focus to the Taskbar. It works only in Windows 7 and newer. U stands for Utility
So, combination #20 of the keys Win and U will open the Utility Manager for you. Do you need to work with the notes or screenshots? Press Win key and W, and it will open Windows
Ink Workspace. Very handy! Combination #22
Win key followed by X will open the Windows Mobile Application Centre. This works only for mobile computers in Windows
Vista and 7. And the last combination for Windows. Win key and Y key will start Yahoo! Messenger for you if installed, of course. Woohoo! We are done with Windows keyboard. Are Mac users you still with us? Now it’s your turn! Here are nine powerful combinations that you’re
going to love! Let’s begin! Surfing through websites? • Press Command key together with Up Arrow
and it will immediately scroll to the top of any web page. • However, if you want to go down, press
Command key followed by Down Arrow and you will be in the bottom of the web page. • Combination 3 will help you to cycle through
misspelled words in any open document. Just press Command and Semicolon. And here you go! • Command key followed by 1, or 2, or 3
will conveniently cycle through any open tabs you have in your browser. Command plus 1 will take you to the first
tab, Command plus 2 will take you to the second, and so on. Easy, isn’t it? • Combination #5 of keys Option and Delete
This handy keyboard shortcut will delete 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. • Combination #6
Do you want to hide all open windows from the currently active app quickly? Just press Command key followed by H. • Combination #7 is a lifesaver if you accidentally
close a window and can’t remember the URL. Press keys Command, Shift and T together,
and it will instantly open up the most recently closed tab in your browser. • Combination #8
Combination of Command and F3 keys will remove all app windows from view and let you take
a gander at your desktop. To bring your apps back, just press the keys
again. • And number #9
Combination of Option plus Shift plus Volume Up or Volume down comes in especially handy
when you’re trying to get your audio output levels just right. It increases or decreases your machine’s
volume in much smaller increments. Don’t forget to share this video with your
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