Thursday, September 15, 2011

[Hotkeys v2] A few hotkeys that will boost your productivity!! [windows]

Here is an updated list of useful hotkeys that I use nearly every day!:

Win + E brings up ‘computer’ window

Win + X brings up windows mobility centre (screen brightness/volume)
Windows button + r = brings up the 'run' window
Alt+F4 = Close a window, or an application, brings up the shutdown screen if on desktop.(good for when your at work!)
Alt + Tab = Cycle through open applications. (also good for quickly hiding tabs)
Windows button + m = Minimize all apps. VERY useful for instantly getting to your desktop! Note another hotkey: Windows button + w is just like Windows button + m but if you press it again your windows will come up again
Windows button + f = Find files/programs on your computer.
When you are in your browser you can use CTRL+F and then type something to find that specific word on that page.
You can also hold Ctrl and scroll up/down to zoom in/out while you are in your browser.
And last but not least we have the most common shortcut that everyone should know how to use:
Copy the file/text CTRL + C
Paste the file/text CTRL + V
Cut the file/text (deletes after copying) CTRL + X
Undo last action CTRL + Z
Reverse last Undo action if possible CTRL + Y

Here are some more useful shortcuts for people using  Windows 7:
Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window.
Drag window left/right: Dock the window to fill half of the screen.
Shake window back/forth: Minimize everything but the current window. (usefull!)

Thanks for reading!


  1. I just tried some of those; really cool! :)

  2. The first list I already knew but the second list is like you said, very helpful.

  3. i use these too. Well ctrl c mostly.