Our Quick Tips for Windows 10
Most of us love quick and easy stuff. But we know some tech gurus revel in the complex and arcane. But if we can, we like to keep things quick and easy. In keeping with our mission to make computers safe, easy, and fun, we present our famous Windows 10 Quick tips. Enjoy!
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!
To view the properties menu of a file, folder, etc., highlight the file or folder and click Alt + Enter. Highlight This PC (Computer) and click Alt + Enter to view System Properties.
Click Control + P to open the Print Dialog.
While using your favorite browser, press CTRL + J to view recent downloads.
While using your favorite browser, press CTRL + H to view your browser history.
Quick File Explorer
Click the Windows Key + E to open File Explorer in a flash!
Click the Windows Key + L to lock your computer. You’ll need to type your password to log back into your user account. You can also use this tip to switch User accounts. (Note: This tip only works if you have more than one user account on your computer and your account uses a password.)
When you visit a website and you’re looking for a certain word or phrase, use the Ctrl + F shortcut to bring up a page search box. Search results will appear near the top of Chrome and Microsoft Edge and at the bottom in Firefox. Ctrl + F works on all browsers.
Press and hold down the Windows key and tap the R key to open a run box.
You can quickly open a new tab in any browser by using the Ctrl + t shortcut.
Quick Start Menu
Did you know that simply pressing the Windows key opens the Windows 10 Start menu?
Windows key + i Opens the Settings app on Windows 10
Windows key + S Opens taskbar search on Windows 10. This is a great shortcut for those who have hidden the taskbar search box or icon.