When working on your chosen OS, we tend to do repetitive work using our mouse. The time to move the mouse to the direction of the icon you wanna click is more effort than pressing 2 to 3 keystroke on the keyboard. So what do someone like us lazy people do to make this effortless and hopefully avoid injury to our hands in the future? Shortcuts! Here I will list my most used chores on windows that I often find doing.
Changing Explorer View
CTRL + SHIFT + 1 Extra Large
CTRL + SHIFT + 2 Large Icons
CTRL + SHIFT + 3 Medium Icons
CTRL + SHIFT + 4 Small Icons
CTRL + SHIFT + 5 List
CTRL + SHIFT + 6 Details
CTRL + SHIFT + 7 Tiles
CTRL + SHIFT + 8 Content
Using RUN command with WIN + R key:
cmd To open cmd line.
. Type this comment to open current working folder in windows explorer
win key , type
enter Run as administrator.
services.msc Open services window
control Open control panel
ncpa.cpl Open network connections
regedit Registry Editor
F10 To display right click on any object selected
appwiz.cpl Very handy to open Add/Remove program
Open CMD on any window explorer open:
d and type
cmd This will open command line in that folder
down – To select whole line or below line.
end – to select from cursor left and right, very useful
Navigating Windows Explorer
F6 Very handy to navigate to different elements of the window like the left panel to get the drive you want
D Move focus to the address bar and select current path.
N Open new window on the same folder
Alt + Right Arrow Go forward.
Alt + Left Arrow Go back.
Alt + Up Arrow Go to parent level