5 Windows Time-Saving Tips and Tricks

Even if you’ve been using Windows for years, there’s always something new to learn. In this blog post, we’ll share five tips and tricks that will help you save time on your computer.

The video below walks through all 5.

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5 Windows Tips n' Tricks

1. Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are time-savers in Windows. There are many useful shortcuts for common tasks such as switching windows, copy/paste, locking the computer and more. Using shortcuts will help you finish tasks faster, freeing up additional time to tackle more important tasks.

Here are some of the most useful Windows shortcuts:

Ctrl + C: Copy

Ctrl + V: Paste

Ctrl + X: Cut

Windows Key + D: Show desktop

Windows Key + E: Open File Explorer

Windows Key + L: Lock the computer

Windows Key + R: Open the Run dialog box

Alt + Tab: switch between open windows

For a comprehensive list, be sure to check the official Windows shortcuts page.

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2. The WIN+X Menu

This keyboard shortcut deserves a section all of its own!

The WIN + X menu is another time-saver, letting you launch various applications, tools and settings. It contains various features like Task Manager, Power Options, Shut Down and more.

The WIN+X menu can be used to launch apps and settings quickly and easily — no need to dig through the Start menu! If you haven’t done so yet, spend a few minutes exploring on your own.

Online guide here.

 

3. Use Storage Sense to Free Up Space

It's a good idea to keep an eye on your computer's hard drive space.

Fortunately, Windows has a built-in feature, called Storage Sense, that can help you do just that. It can delete temporary files, and identify what’s taking up space, such as large files in your download folder, for example.

Online guide here.

 

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4. Windows Search

Windows has a powerful search feature that can help you quickly find files, settings, and applications.

To use the search feature, click into the search icon, or search bar on your taskbar, or simply click on the Start button and start typing.

Windows will automatically search for matching results, and you can then click on the result you want to open it.

Online guide here.

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5. Snap windows with ease

If you're working with multiple windows at the same time, you can save time by using the snap feature in Windows.

To do this, simply click on the title bar of a window and drag it to the left or right edge of the screen. The window will automatically snap to that side, taking up half the screen. You can then snap another window to the other half of the screen, allowing you to easily work with two applications side-by-side.

Online guide here.

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With these five simple tips and tricks, you’ll be able to get the most out of your Windows experience. From using keyboard shortcuts to freeing up disk space, these tips will help you save time whether you're a casual user or a power user. You'll be well on your way to being a Windows expert in no time.

Thank you for reading and watching!