Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jun. 10, 2010

Law Practice Management Tip

Favorite Windows Key Shortcuts

Could it be that the older you are the more likely you are to use keyboard shortcuts? If you started using a computer before the advent of the mouse, the keyboard shortcut may be second nature to you. Whether you are an old hand at shortcuts or a newbie, try a couple from this very short list of favorite Windows Key shortcuts. They are easy to remember and very efficient. Add a couple to your repertoire this week and a few more next week. You may be surprised how powerful they make you feel and how much time they save.

  1. WinKey: Opens "Start" (Then use arrow keys to move to your selection and hit the enter key to select)
  2. WinKey + D: Brings the desktop to the top
  3. WinKey + M: Minimizes all windows - (great escape)
  4. WinKey + Shift + M: Undo either of the previous shortcuts
  5. WinKey + E: Open Microsoft Explorer (My Computer)
  6. WinKey + L: Lock the computer (Windows XP and above)

This tip is courtesy of Diane L. Ebersole, PMRC Advisor, State Bar of Michigan.

Published October 6, 2010


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