Your computer, and the many resources you use it to access, are made for utility. As a result, there is an assortment of useful features built into many commonly used systems and solutions. For this week’s tip, we’ll go over some of the shortcuts that you may not have known about.
The Windows operating system itself comes with a few shortcuts that can make using your computer much more convenient.
A cluttered screen can be extremely distracting, but minimizing and maximizing each window each time you need a different one can add up to be a major time sink. Arguably even more so, it gets annoying pretty quickly. Windows provides a fix that sounds a little silly -- to quickly minimize every window other than the one you want to keep, click and hold the bar at the top (where the minimize, full screen, and close buttons are located) and shake your mouse. All other active windows will minimize. Repeating this action calls your windows back to your display.
Google Chrome is a highly utilizable browser, with plenty of shortcuts and features baked in.
For Any Browser
If you aren’t a Chrome user, there are still plenty of shortcuts that will work for any of the popular browsers.
How many of these tips did you know about? Are there any you know of that we missed? Share them in the comments!
Seán is the Managing Director at Aniar IT Services and has been working in IT for over 20 years
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