8 “Quick” Windows Tips

By | February 2, 2019
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8 “Quick” Windows Tips

These “quick” tips work with Windows 7, Windows 8x and Windows 10.

Quick Change
Want to change the name of a desktop icon, folder, file etc.? Click whatever you want to rename, then click the F2 key and make your change!

Quick View
To view properties menu of a file, folder, etc., highlight it and click Alt + Enter. Highlight My Computer (This PC) and click Alt + Enter to view System Properties.

Quick Print
Click Control + P to open the Print Dialog.

Quick Downloads
While using your favorite browser, press CTRL + J to view recent downloads.

Quick History
While using your favorite browser, press CTRL + H to view your browser history.

Quick File Explorer (Windows 8x and Windows 10) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7)
Click the Windows Key + E to open File Explorer or Windows Explorer in a flash!

Quick-Lock Your Computer
(This tip only works if you have more than one user account on your computer and your account uses a password)

Click the Windows Key + L to lock your computer. You’ll need to type your password to log back into your user account.

Quick Run
Press and hold down the Windows key and tap the R key to open a run box.

2 thoughts on “8 “Quick” Windows Tips

  1. Arnie Brown

    I have a problem trying to read some sites. About a couple of weeks ago you told us how to enlarge the sites and I forgot how to do it Sorry. Please send that item again.


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