Must know Windows 10 Secrets

There are a lot of features in Windows 10 (and 8, and 7…) that you have probably never heard of. While not all of them will be useful for all of you, learning tricks like this will dramatically improve your productivity while using the Windows OS. Here is a list of the tricks I found to be the most helpful in my daily usage. And some of them are just cool to know.

Copy, Past and Undo

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Using Copy/Paste/Undo in folders

I’m sure you know how to use Ctrl+C, or Ctrl+Z when working in your word files, but did you also know you can use them with files and folders?

The faster Ctrl+Alt+Del

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Ctrl+Shift+Esc

We all know the life-saving Ctrl+Alt+Del command, but did you also know you can use Ctrl+Shift+Esc to do the same thing? It will get you straight to the task manager and thereby saving you time from using the normal command.

Starting a program from your taskbar

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Win+number from one to nine

To start an application that is pinned to the taskbar, hold the Windows key and press the number that corresponds with its location (Win+number from one to nine).

Opening a different Windows for a running program

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Windows+Shift and the number corresponding with the place the program has on your taskbar

Using Windows+Shift and the number corresponding with the place the program has on your taskbar you can open an new windows for the corresponding program.

Opening the CMD on the current folder

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Shift+Right click on a folder you will find an extra option in the menu to open the CMD from there

If you use Shift+Right click on a folder you will find an extra option in the menu to open the CMD from there. Could safe you a lot of navigating to the right path.

Modify the Default “Send To” Menu

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shell:sendto

If you want to change the options that appear in your default “Send To menu,” type “shell:sendto” into the location bar of a folder. You can then drag and drop new folder locations to the Send To folder.

Opening the Run dialog box

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Run dialog box

Using Windows+R will let you instantly open the Run program box. You can enter any program you want to launch here aswell as webpages and stuff like that.

Creating a compressed folder

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Creating a zip folder

A zip folder is the quickest way to transport a large choice of files. To create a zip folder, right click a regular file folder and select the “Send To” option. The “Compressed (zipped) Folder” option will compress your folder and make it easier to upload the files in one fell swoop.

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Pepijn van Gastel
Pepijn has always been passionate about technology, but found his vocation in medicine. As of today he has focused it's experience on his new startup company PuurHost.nl and is therefore not an active participator of WindowsInstructed anymore.

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