Five Easy Tips We Use Every Day

By | November 18, 2021
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Five Easy Tips We Use Every Day 

Cloudeight InfoAve Windows 10 and Windows 11 tips

Here are 5 Windows tips we use almost every day. And all of these tips work in Windows 10 and Windows 11.   Today, we’re going to share these five tips with you.

1: Bring up the Lock Screen in Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you press the Windows Key + L, it will bring up the lock screen in Windows 10. If you use a password Windows Key + L will “lock” your Windows 10  or Windows 11 PC until you enter your password or PIN.

2: Make any word or phrase a hyperlink

If you want to make a link out of a word or a phrase, like “Visit our InfoAve Website“, it’s super easy to do. Select the word or words you want to make into a hyperlink and press CTRL+K. A dialog will appear. In the dialog type or paste the URL (web site address) and press Enter. If you did that correctly, the word or words you highlighted are now a clickable hyperlink. This tip works with most word processors and email programs. It also works in Gmail. Try it!

3: Open a new instance of a program with a click of your mouse

Did you know on most computer mice, you can click the scroll wheel? You can and we call the “middle mouse button”. If you middle-click on the taskbar of an open program, it will open a new instance of that program. Try it. It works with Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Edge Dev, Notepad, File Explorer, and many other programs. It will work with any program that allows multiple instances to run.

4: Open Task Manager with a keyboard shortcut

Just press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open Task Manager.

5: Hide all open windows in a hurry

If you want to clear all open windows from your screen quickly, press the Windows Key and the M key; to reopen them again, press Windows Key+SHIFT+ M.

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One thought on “Five Easy Tips We Use Every Day

  1. SB

    #5 – Hmm, I’ve always used Windows Key+D – and that works both ways: to hide all windows and to restore all windows. No need to add a Shift key in there. 😉


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