In this post we will show you a TOP 10 functions hidden in your keyboard that you surely did not know. They will make your life easier! ENTERS!
Welcome to another post. I'm sure you spend most of the day in front of your computer, or if not, at least a few hours. I will not judge you for that, since today our life is much simpler thanks to them, and to the different revolutionary gadgets that exist today. But even the most experienced user does not know everything, and this is why today we will introduce you to 10 hidden functions on your keyboard.
- 1 10 hidden functions on your keyboard
- 1.1 Position #10: Magnifying glass
- 1.2 Position #9: High contrast mode
- 1.3 Position #8: Rotate the screen
- 1.4 Position #7: Lock the computer
- 1.5 Position #6: Function keys
- 1.6 Post #5: Screenshot
- 1.7 Position #3: Focus the taskbar
- 1.8 Post #2: Show Side Panel
- 1.9 Position #1: CON
10 hidden functions on your keyboard
Position #10: Magnifying glass
We start our list with this hidden function on your keyboard: the magnifying glass. Not all people have perfect vision, and the reasons can be diverse (myopia, astigmatism, etc.), but for anyone it is extremely uncomfortable to get too close to the computer. If you suffer from this and you are tired of closing your eyes to see better, press the "Windows" key together with the "+" key, and see the magic. To zoom out, press instead of «+», by the «-« key.
Position #9: High contrast mode
You've already tried using the magnifying glass, but ... still having trouble reading? Do not worry! We have a solution for you. Press the "ALT", "SHIFT" and "PRT SC" keys at the same time. This will activate the high contrast mode, so you can read even better. To turn off that mode, press the same keys at the same time.
Position #8: Rotate the screen
Many people have told me that this is not useful at all, but imagine playing a prank that is not heavy on your friend. Or read a text that is upside down, I don't know, but if it is it is because it can be useful. To be able to rotate the screen, press the "CTRL", "ALT" set of keys, and any of the "←", "→", "↑" or "↓" arrows at the same time. You will see that it will rotate. To be able to restore it to its original mode, play with the command set again.
Position #7: Lock the computer
Imagine that you have to run to a place but your computer is on and you have information open that you would prefer that no one knows. Well, pressing the set of keys "Windows" and "L" at the same time, your computer will crash.
Position #6: Function keys
Did you know that the keys located at the top of your keyboard are called function keys? Each of these keys has a specific function:
- F1: Run the system help system.
- F2: allows you to rename a file.
- F3: allows you to search for a file or folder name.
- F4, combined with the «ALT» key: allows you to quickly exit a program.
- F5: Quickly update an internet page.
- F6: allows you to choose the browser's address bar.
- The F7, F8 and F9 keys do not have a specific function.
- F10: its common use is to open and close the menu of a program.
- F11: allows us to enter full screen mode.
- F12: it does not have a specific function, although it is normally used to display an additional menu, with program settings.
Post #5: Screenshot
Do you want to take a screenshot of your computer? For this you do not need to take out your phone, as you press the «PTR SC» or «PRINT SCREEN» keys at the same time. The image will be saved on your clipboard, and in order to obtain it, open Word or an advanced text editor, and paste it.
If you want to take a screenshot of a specific section, press «ALT» while taking the screenshot, and you will get the image of the active window in which you are.
Post #4: Minimize all windows
When you have too many windows open, you can have trouble navigating. In order to minimize all your windows, press the "Windows" key and the "M" key at the same time. So you can organize them and put order on your desk.
Position #3: Focus the taskbar
If you press the "Windows" key and the "T" key at the same time, the computer will focus on the taskbar. By pressing the same keys you can change the selected object, and if you want to open it, press the «ENTER» key. This feature is very useful when the mouse or touchpad stops working.
Post #2: Show Side Panel
In Windows 8, when you hover over the right side of the screen, a side panel automatically appears. It could be very useful if not for the fact that it appears at the least indicated times, and at the same time, it does not appear at the most indicated times. In any case, if you are tired of moving your cursor so that it appears, press the "Windows" and "C" keys at the same time, and it will appear.
Position #1: CON
This is not a keyboard trick, but an interesting story that I want to tell you: on Windows computers, it is not possible to create a folder with the name "with". According to a legend for the hatred of this word, which in English means "know-it-all", it was one of the words that certain people used to make fun of Bill Gates. But the truth is much simpler: in the first computers, CON was used to designate the connection and disconnection of a device, and therefore it could cause problems.
Which of all the hidden functions of your keyboard did you find the most interesting?
So far our list of hidden functions of your keyboard. Until another post!
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