There is no single day that we don’t use our laptop or desktop. Whether it is our regular office work or simply watching a movie on it, laptop and desktops have become an integral part of our life.
Though we all know some basic operating produce to operate our laptops and desktops, there are some pro commands that actually speed up your performance and save a huge chunk of time. Have a look:
50 Windows Commands
• Press Windows icon + R and a small window will open up. In this –
1. Type ‘explorer’ to open file explorer.
2. Type ‘chrome’ to open Chrome Browser.
3. Type ‘Firefox’ to open Mozilla Browser.
• In your browser,
4. Ctrl + J = Downloads
5. F5 = Refresh
6. F6 or Alt + D = To take cursor to URL bar
7. Ctrl + H = History
8. Open a new tab instantly using Ctrl + T.
9. Open a recently closed tab instantly using Ctrl + Shift + T.
10. Open an incognito tab using Ctrl + Shift + N.
• Common Commands, which work on all the browsers and editors while writing or visual work:
11. Ctrl + Y to redo the last operation.
12. Ctrl + C to copy the content.
13. Ctrl + V to paste the content.
14. Ctrl + X to cut the content.
15. Ctrl + F for finding some text in the opened tab.
16. Ctrl + N for a new file or tab
17. To replace text in a document, use Ctrl + H.
• Some windows-specific commands, which can make you work faster, are:
18. Use Alt + Tab to switch between different applications or windows, which are currently opened.
19. Use Ctrl + Tab to switch between different tabs of same application, which are currently opened
20. Windows Icon + D to reach the desktop from any tab.
21. Lock your desktop instantly using Windows Icon + L.
22. Windows Icon + Space to change the input methods (language, etc.)
23. Create a new folder in the currently-opened folder or on desktop by using Ctrl+ Shift + N
24. Hold the power button for 5-second continuously to force shut down.
25. Use Windows Icon + Print Screen (or just print screen, in some cases) to save the screenshot as a file.
26. Use Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar button to open a program directly as an administrator.
27. Close work pad immediately using Alt + F4.
While working in any text editor:
28. Print a document directly using Ctrl + P.
29. Ctrl + B will help you to bold the selected text.
30. Make selected text superscript using Ctrl + Shift + = command.
31. Want to make selected text subscripted, use Ctrl + Shift + =
32. To increase the font size use Ctrl + Shift + =.
33. To decrease the font size, use Ctrl + Shift + =.
34. Use Ctrl + Shift + = command to make all characters capital.
35. To switch between a window and full-screen use Ctrl + Alt + Break.
36. Shift + right-click a grouped taskbar button will show the window menu for the entire group.
While viewer images:
37. Ctrl + Period (.) will rotate any picture clockwise.
38. To rotate a picture counter-clockwise, use Ctrl + Comma (,).
Some More Commands:
39. Shift + click a taskbar button will help you to open a program quickly.
40. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel will change the size of icons present on the desktop.
41. Shift + F10 will display the shortcut menu for the selected items.
42. Ctrl + Esc will open the start menu over a single command.
43. Using Shift when you insert a CD command, you can prevent CD from auto-playing.
44. Ctrl + Shift + Tab will help you to move back through tabs.
45. Ctrl + Shift + Esc will open task manager instantly.
46. Num Lock + Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad command will show all the subfolder under a particular folder.
47. Num Lock + Plus Sign (+) on the numeric keypad will display all the contents of a selected folder.
48. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel will change size and appearance of the file folders.
49. To view the patent folder, use Alt + Up Arrow.
50. To view next folder, use Alt + Right Arrow.
10 Awesome Tips for Windows Users
By using these windows command, you can actually work fast and accurately. But this is not enough. There are times when the slow and sluggish performance of your laptop puts you off. Buying a new one is not the solution as the machine come with a hefty price tag attached to it. Even the regular maintenance also costs you a bomb.
Don’t worry. We have got your back in this as well. Here are our top 10 tricks that will boost up your laptop and desktop’s performance without much of spending and brainstorming.
1. Clean it up regularly
Unnecessary data and files definitely make your laptop and desktop sluggish and lethargic. So, it is advisable to delete the data which you don’t use it now. Use Microsoft Fix (or disk cleanup tool built within windows), a free cleaning tool from the house of Microsoft, for this and you will be amazed at seeing the fast performance of your computer.
2. An upgrade of RAM + SSD makes a huge difference
RAM is the soul of your laptop and desktop. If it is hale and hearty then your system would be performing at par. Instead of changing the laptop, try to upgrade your RAM. A system, with 2GB of RAM, definitely needs an upgrade.
To enhance its performance more, combine your RAM with SSD and see the magic happening.
3. Choose the high option
A simple click on “High Performance” in the power setting of your laptop and desktop will make a huge difference. Though this option is not good on electricity consumption point of view, you can use it once in a while.
4. Clean, Defragment and Optimize your Hard drive
There is a lot of junk present in your disk that makes your laptop and desktop slow. Always clean up your disk at regular interval to speed up its performance.
Use free Defragmentation tool like Auslogics Disk Defragmenter (coming from my personal experience).
5. Install anti-virus software.
On the surface, we might feel that anti-virus software hardly makes any difference but this notion is absolutely wrong. An anti-virus is that hidden soy which looks out for any potential threat and protects your system from crashing down. It also deletes temporary junk files automatically and keeps your RAM and disk free from unwanted junk.
Install Kaspersky Internet Security (using it personally on 2 Windows laptops from past 5 years) to keep your computer protected from malware, virus, dialers and network level hacking attempts. It also blocks activities of other software programs that try to change default settings of your computer. See how to choose the best antivirus protection.
6. Ditch a fancy background
Do you know that a beautiful background slowdown your laptop? Yes, It certainly does as it consumes a lot of RAM. So, use simple and built-in backgrounds and see a boost in the speed of your laptop.
7. Put out of action those devices which are no longer in use
You might have added some external devices like graphics and external port to your laptop sometime. Disable them now if you are not using them.
8. Move the paging files
Moving your Windows paging file to another disk will help you to boost your laptop performance remarkably. Put it into another physical drive which does not contain any application. This way, your laptop can read and write both of them at the same time.
9. Optimize your Firefox browser
If you use Firefox then you should optimize it from time to time as it stores all your searches and data in self-contained SQLite databases resulting in a slow performance of your laptop.
10. Make a switch to Linux
Switching to Linux or Ubuntu is indeed one of the easiest and cheapest ways to boost up your laptop’s performance as it is free. Unless you are a game-freak, this switch will help you in a numerous way and make your system fly.