I wanted to mention three useful Windows shortcuts in today's post. Some of these you may already know, some you may not. However, they are all very practical and useful, so read on!
The first shortcut is a classic take on the CTRL + ALT + DEL shortcut to open up task manager. The original CTRL + ALT + DEL was made so that it would require two hands to execute the shortcut.
In newer versions of Windows, CTRL + ALT + DEL takes you to the user page instead of opening task manager.
Shortcut 1: To quickly open task manager, try CTRL + SHIFT + ESC on the left side of the keyboard. This saves time and opens up task manager as before.
The second shortcut is useful if you have a lot of windows open and simply want to view your desktop. In Windows 7, this can be done by clicking the little rectangle near the clock. However, a faster way of doing it is as follows:
Shortcut 2: To "minimize" all windows and show the desktop, do WINDOWS KEY + D. This will quickly show only your desktop and minimize all of the windows. Very useful if you multitask a lot.
The last shortcut is pretty common knowledge, but I will share it since not everyone may know. It is an easy way to browse between your open windows to choose which window(s) you want active.
Shortcut 3: Press and hold down the left ALT key while pressing the left TAB key to browse through your open windows. Keep pressing TAB until you get to the window you want to open, and then release both the ALT and TAB keys and the window will be active.
There you have it. Three simple but useful shortcuts for Windows!