Tech Tip #9

Lightning tutorials to get you going!

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Windows General

Windows Key + S: Open Search Charm to search Windows and Web


Windows Key + Q: Search within the opened app


Windows Key + F: Search files


Windows Key + . + Right Arrow: Snap app to the right


Windows Key + . + Left Arrow: Snap app to the left


Ctrl + Plus (+): Zoom in on Start Screen or internet browser


Ctrl + Minus (-): Zoom out on Start Screen or internet browser


Windows Key + Down Arrow: Close an app


Windows Key + O: Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)


Windows Key + X: Open Start Button options


Windows Key + Home: Minimize all but the active desktop window


F5: Refreshes the current window


F6: Moves among panes in Windows Explorer


CTRL+Z: Undo the last command


CTRL+A: Select all the items in the current window


BACKSPACE: Switch to the parent folder


Windows Logo+ M: Minimize all


SHIFT + Windows Logo + M: Undo minimize all


Windows Logo + F1: Help


Windows Logo + E: File Explorer


Windows Logo + D: Minimizes all open windows and displays the desktop


Shift+Delete: Deletes an item immediately without placing it in the Recycle Bin


Ctrl+C: Copy selected


Ctrl+X: Cut selected


Ctrl+V: Paste selected content

Dialog Box

TAB: Move to the next control in the dialog box


SHIFT+TAB: Move to the previous control in the dialog box


ENTER: Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button with the outline)


ESC: Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button

Function Keys Shortcuts

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Use the Function key (FN at the bottom left) and the Function keys (f#) in the top row.


FN + f1= Ambient Light Sensor (enable, disable)


FN + f2= Power Options (admin controlled)


FN + f3= Sleep Mode (disabled)


FN + f4= Projection Display Options Menu


FN + f5= Mute (disable, enable with light indicator)


FN + f6= Decrease volume


FN + f7= Increase volume


FN + f8= Microphone (enable or mute with light indicator)


FN + f9= Screen Display, dim brightness


FN + f10= Screen display, increase brightness


FN + f11= Keyboard Backlight (off, dim, bright)


FN + f12= Wireless Connection (WiFi or Airplane Mode)

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