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Exploring Some Amazing Keyboard Shortcuts for PCs

By Nextrio on June 15th, 2014 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

Hiring an IT company can help your small business stay competitive in the technology department. This also allows your employees to focus on their own responsibilities, but that does not mean they cannot use a little help! Encourage your team by teaching them about these amazing keyboard shortcuts for PCs.


Sometimes you need numerous windows and programs open to take care of all of your responsibilities. But having too many windows and programs on your screen can be overwhelming, making it difficult to focus on the task at hand. Pressing the Windows key and the Home key at the same time will minimize all windows and programs open on your computer except for the one you are on when you perform the command.

Win+1, 2, 3, 4…

Your taskbar provides a spot for program shortcuts, allowing you to open these programs quickly and easily. Pressing the Windows key followed by one of your number keys makes it even easier to launch these programs. Place the programs you use most often in your taskbar in order of how often you use them. Choose the Windows key and the 1 key to open the first program in the taskbar, followed by the Windows key and 2 key to open the second program, and continue the process.


Another command allows you to hover over the items in your taskbar, giving you more options other than just opening them right away. Pressing the Windows key along with the T key provides the same result as hovering over programs in your taskbar. This command gives you the option to then open the programs you have selected by simply pressing the Space bar or Enter key.


If you need specific information about the computer you are using, use the Win+Pause/Break command. Press the Windows key as well as the Pause or Break key to gain access to the system properties window. Use this window to discover the computer’s name or other unique details about its system.

Nextrio can help your Tucson business learn more about how to get the most out of your IT solutions. Give us a call at (520) 519-6301 to discover our managed services and how they can help your small business.