Below are a few tips to help you use your computer.

  1. If you triple click a piece of text it will select the whole paragraph (single click selects where the cursor is, and double click selects the word under the cursor).

  2. Learning the shortcuts for copy, cut, and paste, can speed things up. They are universal across windows, so Ctrl+C for copy, Ctrl+X for cut, and Ctrl+V for paste.

  3. Ctrl+A is another good shortcut to learn, and again is universal in Windows. If you press this it will “select all” in whatever app you’re in. For example in Word it will select the whole document, in Excel it will select the whole spreadsheet, and in File Explorer it will select all files and folders in the window you currently have selected.

  4. Window snapping. Do you sometimes find you want to compare information between two windows, so would like one window snapped on one side, and the other window snapped on the other. To do this click on the first window to select it, then hold down the Windows key and press left or right arrow. The window will now snap to the side you selected, and fill half the screen. When you let go of the Windows key it will then prompt for the second window. If it doesn’t prompt, or you miss the prompt, you can always select the second window and use the same technique to put it on the other side. If you hover the mouse exactly where the divide is between the two windows, then click and drag, you should be able to adjust where the separation point is between the two windows.

  5. When you walk away from your computer click Windows Key + L, This will lock your computer.

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Cut the selected item: Ctrl + X
  • Copy the selected item: Ctrl + C
  • Paste the selected item: Ctrl + V
  • Undo an action: Ctrl + Z
  • Switch between apps: Alt + Tab
  • Close an application: Alt + F4
  • Refresh the current window: F5
  • Show or Hide the desktop: Windows Key + D
  • Open File Explorer: Windows Key + E
  • Lock Computer: Windows Key + L
  • Minimise all Windows: Windows Key + M
  • Change Presentation Mode: Windows Key + P

For more Keyboard shortcuts please follow the link below. 

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows - Microsoft Support