While i observe most colleagues and friends working on their Personal computers they mostly use the mouse as they are unaware of the highly effective Windows keyboard shortcuts that will make their lives so much easier. Some people might be aware of the keyboard shortcuts, but they are used to be doing work mostly with the mouse and old habits are challenging let go.
In this article I will take things step by step so you can find out the keyboard shortcuts that are required to navigate your way around the Glass windows operating system.
Let’s assume your machine is starting up along with due to a faulty mouse or some other related problem your system should not be accessed with the mouse. A user that is not using keyboard links on a regular basis will be completely lost. OK it’s relatively affordable to replace the mouse, but what if you had to quickly perform a task that cannot wait until a new mouse is grabbed or the problem is fixed?
Navigating the Start Menu in Or windows 7
I will firstly explain how to launch an application without the reliance on the mouse and instead use keyboard shortcuts. Immediately after system start-up if you are required to log in, type out your password and push the Enter key. Once the system have fully initialized you will be presented with the activator Desktop. As an example we will kick off Notepad. Follow the steps exactly as explained below:
Press Control and Esc to show the Start menu or press the actual Windows Logo key. Now press the Up Antelope until you can see the selection rectangle moving upwards in the Start off menu. Once the selection rectangle enters the Start menu click the Left Arrow to move to the left section of the Start food list. Then press the Down Arrow until “All Programs” is selected. Press the Right Arrow to expand the particular “All Programs” menu. Press the Down Arrow until eventually “Accessories” is selected. Press the Right Arrow to grow the accessories menu. Now press the Down Gazelle until the Notepad menu item is selected and the hit Enter. This will cause the Notepad application to roll-out.
Armed with this basic keyboard shortcut knowledge you will be able towards launch any application without the use of the mouse.
Moving Around typically the Desktop
Frequently users place icons on the desktop so that you can quickly access some application, files or folders that they regularly use. What now if the mouse packs up and you have to get to that file? Here is how to make use of the Windows key-board shortcuts to get that done:
Depending on the current situation different tips might be required so keep in mind that you do not have to do all the techniques.
Press the Windows Logo key and M as well to minimize all Windows. Press Ctrl and Esc all in one go and then press Esc again. (Only required under selected conditions so you might only need to perform this step if you do not get the ideal results from the step below). Press the Tab essential and release it. Keep on pressing and releasing the idea until you see a “focus rectangle” surrounding one of the icons about the desktop. If there are a lot of icons on the desktop you might need to take a look carefully if any receives the focus indicated by the target rectangle. Also occasionally use the arrow keys to see if you may move between different icons if it is difficult to notice the famous with the focus rectangle. Normally the focus will move amongst the Windows Taskbar and the last icon that had the target (being selected) on the desktop when the Tab key is shoved. Once you got the “focus rectangle” on any popular on the desktop it is just a matter of moving to the icon which you have chosen using the arrow keys. When the required icon got the attention or is selected press the Enter key to start the file, folder or launch a program.