5 Important Laptop Shortcuts

5 Important Laptop Shortcuts

Windows Snap: Windows Key + Arrow

Browsing more than one website at a time and want to keep an eye on both? Just open the websites in 2 different windows and Hit Windows + Left Arrow or Right Arrow to snap it. The screen will split and you’ll be able to access both the websites at the same time without jumping from one tab to the other. If you have more than one screen, you can press the arrow key more than once to move a window from one screen to another. I use this feature most of the time when i want to be more productive. Specially when I am doing quality assurance tasks because comparing is essential while checking between two or more products.

PS: You don’t need to use different window’s to compare mobiles because it’s way more simple to use FindYogi for it!

Thesaurus: Shift + F7

How many times have you googled a word to get it’s synonyms? Quite a few times right? You don’t need to do that at all! Just highlight a word and press Shift and F7 together – it’ll get to the synonyms for the word you chose!

PS: this only works in Microsoft Word – not everywhere.

Minimize All Windows: Windows Key + M

Browsing a website and someone suddenly walks into your room? Don’t panic. Just press the Windows key and M and it’s minimize all the tabs that are open are it’ll show the desktop. No more closing the laptop off turning off the desktop screen – that actually makes it more obvious that you are hiding something.

PS: This will only minimize the tab, not close it.

Back in Web Browser: ALT + Left Arrow

Finding it difficult to move your arrow all the way to the top corner to go back in the browser? Try using the ALT key along with Left Arrow. This is very useful especially to those who don’t use a mouse while working on a laptop. Works only on Laptops that run on windows and not on iOS (Mac).

PS: ALT + Right Arrow will help you move forward in the browser too!

Rename files: F2

Renaming a file can be a difficult task. Getting to the file, right clicking the name, then clicking on Rename and then entering the name can be a hectic work when you are renaming a lot of files. To make it simple, just click on the file and hit F2. It’ll straight away give you the option of renaming the file.

PS: This is the simplest way to rename any file in your laptop but it doesn’t work on Mac. On Mac, Just click on the file and hit enter (return) and you can perform this task.


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