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SPRING NEWSLETTER OF TIPS
Disable Delete Confirmation
You can disable the confirmation that pops up whenever you delete
something by right-clicking the Recycle Bin and selecting Properties. Uncheck
the delete confirmation box, click Apply and then OK, and you're done. Also,
you can bypass the Recycle Bin entirely by holding down the Shift key while
Everyone likes a good shortcut...
Windows system key combinations
CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs
ALT+F4: Quit program
SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)
Windows program key combinations
Mouse click/keyboard modifier
combinations for shell objects
SHIFT+right click: Displays a shortcut menu containing alternative commands
SHIFT+double click: Runs the alternate default command (the second item on the
ALT+double click: Displays properties
SHIFT+DELETE: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle
General keyboard-only commands
F1: Starts Windows Help
F10: Activates menu bar options
SHIFT+F10 Opens a shortcut menu for the selected item (this is the same as
right-clicking an object
CTRL+ESC: Opens the Start menu (use the ARROW keys to select an item)
CTRL+ESC or ESC: Selects the Start button (press TAB to select the taskbar, or
press SHIFT+F10 for a context menu)
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC: Opens Windows Task Manager
ALT+DOWN ARROW: Opens a drop-down list box
ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then
press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)
SHIFT: Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert a CD-ROM to bypass
the automatic-run feature
ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you
can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)
ALT+- (ALT+hyphen): Displays the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) child
window's System menu (from the MDI child window's System menu, you can
restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the child window)
CTRL+TAB: Switch to the next child window of a Multiple Document Interface
ALT+underlined letter in menu: Opens the menu
ALT+F4: Closes the current window
CTRL+F4: Closes the current Multiple Document Interface (MDI) window
ALT+F6: Switch between multiple windows in the same program (for example, when
the Notepad Find dialog box is displayed, ALT+F6 switches between the Find
dialog box and the main Notepad window)
Force Internet Explorer to open in
Desktop Mode on Windows 8
If you've used Windows 8 for any length of time, you've probably
clicked on a link to open a website in an email or document and it’s opened in
the “UI that was formerly known as Metro” version of IE. It may not have
rendered correctly – which you rectified by opening up the site in “Desktop
Mode” of IE.
This tweak will force all links to open in
Desktop Mode IE instead of “the modern interface browser”.
Open Desktop Internet Explorer.
Go to Internet Options
Click on Programs
Select “Always in Internet Explorer on the
desktop” for How you Open Links
ClearType is a tool built into Windows that improves the readability of the
text on your LCD screen. So if you feel the text isn't displaying sharply, use
ClearType. The tool will take you through a series of screens, much like an
eye exam, to help you achieve the sharpest text possible.
To turn on ClearType:
1. Open the ClearType Text Tuner by
clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search
box, type cleartype, and then click Adjust ClearType text.
2. On the first page of the tuner, select the Turn on ClearType check box,
click Next, and then continue clicking Next until you reach the last page.
3. On the last page of the tuner, click Finish to turn on ClearType. If you're
prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or
Windows 10 from showing lock screen caused problems
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