So you remember how we did a Windows Shortcuts series a while back? If you don’t here’s a ‘tut tut’ and a quick recap.
So once I breezed through that and set it all up I thought I would have to brace myself for a barrage of inquiries about more shortcuts for the Windows desktop or devices running on Windows OS. Boy was I wrong. Here’s what I got from a regular reader this morning (I have reproduced the note verbatim without edits):
Thanks so much for the helps and tips. You are doing a good job. Keep it up. Please I want some help if you can do something for me.
I want something to help for me in using Microsoft Explorer shortcuts. Can you make one series for that. Thanks so much.
Jitesh V. Kumar (Meerut, UP)”
So you know how we guys are, suckers for a thank you and lovers of please’s. So up up and away Superman style into our latest post. 5 top tips on Windows explorer shortcuts. What you think eh?
F10 is a handy little shortcut because it helps you toggle the file menu on your explorer. This way you don’t need to run your mouse around, just hit F10 and you’re in business
F3 helps open explorer and select the Search field. If you already have explorer running it will highlight the search field making your searches so much quicker and easier
To shift between different windows of Explorer just use ‘Alt + Tab’ and it will allow you to toggle between all the programs open, giving you a view of the open programs and files too so you know exactly what to select.
So you have a bunch of tabs open on your Explorer and don’t want to, and shouldn’t either, switch between them by dragging your cursor around. Just use ‘Ctrl + Tab’ and presto, you can navigate between tabs no issues.
You have a fair few tabs open because you were doing research and now are ready to get to work, instead of shutting them down individually just use ‘Ctrl + Alt + F4’ and it will shut down all other tabs except the one you are on. Sorted!
So I hope Mr. Kumar of Meerut, you got the help you needed and your request has been granted. You know your wish our command sort of mantra that advice how follows requires me to attend to your queries.
And if any other cat out there has an issue, like Mr.Kumar, just send us a shout and we’ll get on the case to get you fixed.
For now, enjoy our top 5 tips on Internet Explorer Shortcuts.