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10 shortcut keys that you must know

10 Amazing shortcut keys



Everyone is having less time everyone wants to do more things in less time. So if you want to do more work in less time or want to become efficient then you must use shortcut keys for working on PC. These shortcut keys will not only save your time but also increase your knowledge about computers. To make the work easy shortcut keys were made you must be knowing basic shortcut keys but there are many more keys that everyone should know to save the time and do your work efficiently.

imagine you're in the middle of some work project or research you've been doing all-day when you need to deal with another task immediately opening new tabs and windows will just slow you down and mess up your workflow so you need a new clean desktop well just press the Windows key + Ctrl + D or Ctrl + up if you use a Mac it'll
switch to a new fresh desktop and you are ready to go number two switch between virtual desktops but wheres all that precious work you were doing before is it gone forever don't panic it's just hiding to get it back push the Windows key + ctrl or the ctrl key on a Mac now you can switch between all the virtual desktops you've made by using the left and right arrow keys

when you're done with the second task and sure you no longer need that desktop you
can close it by pressing the windows key + ctrl + f4 on a Mac hold down the option key and Click on the X signs that appear over any open desktop spaces to close them.

return to the desktop from apps if you have too many apps open and you need to use another one hidden behind all those windows on your desktop, you don't need to minimize them all one by one you can minimize all of them at once by pushing the Windows key + M you can also take a peek at your desktop with the Windows key + comma or command + f3 for OS this is a handy little trick if you work with information from desktop widgets or if you really need to take a break for a second and look at the fluffy kittens or fields of calming green grass you use at your desktop wallpaper

open an app from the taskbar if you want much faster access
to your most-used apps consider keeping them on your taskbar it'll speed up your workflow even more if you use the
following combination the Windows key + number key  each number represents an app in your taskbar from the left to right and this combo will bring up the necessary one, unfortunately, there's no similar hotkey for MACOS but I'm pretty sure Mac users are quite known with a Mac's awesome app

split-screen between two apps want to see a magic trick try this open one app that you need for your work
and press the Windows key + left arrow then open another app and click the Windows key + right arrow now two windows are sharing your screen checking.

switch apps there are several ways to effectively shift from one app to another and to manage them on your desktop using hotkeys pressing ctrl + Alt + tab will show you all the apps

currently running on your PC again Mac is known for rocking the app navigation game so it's a bit easier on OS it's just ctrl + tab another way to open the task view press the Windows key + tab this is the PC equivalent to the Mac's Mission Control it provides a broader view of open windows and available desktops and it's much more convenient to use and finally there's the hotkey Alt + tab or command + tab on a Mac that will allow you to swap programs without previously displaying them like a deck of cards if you work with just a couple of windows at once this one's for you 

Program management and troubleshooting let's go shoot us some trouble now listen carefully because you'll want to remember this one everyone's been there one program is stuck and won't process anything even if you cry big or try to bribe it to do so to avoid restarting your device and losing all your progress try using the following combo ctrl + Shift + escape or command + option + escape if you're working on a Mac it'll open the task manager which will help you force quit any malfunctioning app or stop the ones that aren't responding losing some data from one faulty program is not the same as losing all your data 

Open File Explorer, not all your apps need to be on hand all the time for you to work faster some of them are standard programs built into your computer and there's a quick and convenient way to access them pressing the Windows key + e opens the file
manager window on your PC 


Take screenshots oh you found that tiny evidence well you better collect it using the Windows key plus print screen to take a screenshot and immediately save it in the image folder on your hard drive Mac also lets you take screenshots by pressing command +Shift + 3 but for you, it gets even cooler if you push four instead of three you'll be able to choose what part of your desktop you want to snap a picture of or even take a screenshot of only one exact window




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