Friday, October 10, 2014

Shortcuts on Windows

For those of us "commoners" who use Windows rather than the hip, oh-so-cool  perfection of Apple products, here are a few tips for keyboard shortcuts to make our common life a little easier - and maybe even dip a toe into "cool".

My favorite - view 2 windows side-by-side for comparison.  This can be not just browser windows, but also documents, email or whatever you have open in a window.
While pressing the Windows logo key Picture of the Windows logo key, click the Right Arrow key or the Left Arrow key and your browser will slide over to one side. Select another window (such as a Word document) and use the shortcut only with the opposite arrow.

Worthy of mention - Zoom in, zoom out.   This is like the Ctrl + or Ctrl - in your browser.
Windows logo key Picture of the Windows logo key+Plus Sign or Minus Sign
The Plus Sign key (+) zooms you in, the Minus Sign key (-) zooms you out. This lets you see small text on a webpage or to check out the pixels in a photo.

For more shortcuts, check out the full list .

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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