fbpx
253.777.0763    Get SUPPORT

Graemouse Technologies Blog

Tip of the Week: 5 Windows Tricks

Tip of the Week: 5 Windows Tricks

The Windows 10 operating system is the most common operating system for business use, which is what makes it surprising that so few know how to adjust its appearance to suit their preferences. For this week’s tip, we’ll go over a few ways to adjust what you’re seeing and/or looking at for maximum productivity.

Quicker Settings
Your settings are your greatest tool to control your Windows 10 preferences. If you need to change a setting on the fly, you can pull up the menu by pressing CTRL + I or Windows Key + I.

Zoom In/Out
Whether it’s a graphic you want a closer look at or text that’s just a smidge too small (or the opposite cases) the ability to zoom in or out on the entire screen can quickly become a handy trick to know. You have options here: you can either press CTRL + (+) or CTRL + (-) to zoom in or out, or press CTRL + Scroll Wheel to accomplish the same. Pressing CTRL + 0 will reset the screen to normal.

Changing Active Applications
If you’ve really got a good groove flowing as you work, pausing to switch windows with your mouse can really trip you up. With some practice, you can use a keyboard shortcut instead, eliminating this inconvenience. Holding Alt as you press Tab will bring up smaller versions of your active windows, and using the directional keys (while still holding Alt) will allow you to select a different one to work in.

Switching Monitors
Workplaces are seeing more and more multi-monitor setups in use. A shortcut makes it easy to move application windows around and across screens. To move a window to the other monitor, press Windows Key + Shift + Left/Right. Whether you choose left or right depends on which way you want your window to move.

You can use a simpler version of this shortcut to dock an application or browser window to the side of its current monitor, too. All you press for this one is Windows Key + Left/Right.

Shortcuts like these can turn you into a Windows power user in no time at all, with a little practice. Do you have a shortcut that you use frequently enough to make it second nature? Share it with us in the comments!

Are American Voting Systems Secure?
IT Support Scams are Everywhere. Here’s What You S...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, December 11 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Update Business Computing Data Breach Administrator Gadgets Network Software as a Service Camera Best Practices Mobile Computing Paperless Office Bandwidth Networking Evernote Blockchain Redundancy Disaster Recovery VoIP webinar Wi-Fi Avoiding Downtime Backup Unsupported Software Privacy Applications Managed IT Services USB Humor File Sharing Website PDF Wire Ransomware Computers Efficiency Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Flash Meetings Network Security Money Smartphones Android Windows Frequently Asked Questions Business Mangement Servers Windows 10 Spam Blocking Emergency Communications Data Recovery Tools iPhone Data Management Mobile Device Voice over Internet Protocol Holiday Hardware Social Media BDR End of Support Productivity Criminal Saving Money Innovation Spam Virtual Assistant App CES Miscellaneous IT Management OneNote Enterprise Content Management Accountants IT Plan Password Internet of Things FENG Netflix Technology Credit Cards Information Cloud Files Internet Managed IT Specifications Save Money Browser Keyboard Apps Comparison BYOD Current Events Password Manager Excel Managed IT Services Windows 7 Human Resources Malware How To Settings Knowledge Data Storage Data Backup Managed Service Microsoft Office IT Support Business Intelligence Root Cause Analysis Relocation Microsoft VPN Tech Term Content Management Cybersecurity Bring Your Own Device Employer-Employee Relationship Facebook Communication Collaboration Public Cloud Computer Identity Theft Business Management Nanotechnology Phishing Firewall Encryption Security Two-factor Authentication Cast Server Hackers Router Google Drive Social Engineering Conferencing Telephone Systems Virtualization Business Continuity Physical Security Google Docs Word Outsourced IT Telephone System Mobile Device Management Artificial Intelligence Windows 10 Workplace Tips MSP Data Email Smartphone Sports Software Mobile Devices Fraud Data Security Law Enforcement Title II Data Protection Google HIPAA Remote Monitoring User Tips Tip of the Week Password Management Business Scam Hosted Solutions Start Menu Passwords Apple Thought Leadership Chrome Upgrade IT Services Connectivity Cybercrime Alert Operating System Government HaaS Small Business Charger Private Cloud Mouse Cloud Computing Twitter Office 365 Automation Windows 10s History YouTube Authentication Legal Vulnerability Telephony

Newsletter Sign Up