Category Archives: Productivity

Web Searching 101

Boolean search Utilizes special words or symbols to limit, widen, or define the scope of your search. These include: AND, OR, NOT, and NEAR, as well as the symbols + (add) – (subtract) ” ” (quote). Boolean Operator Symbol Explanation Example AND + All words must be present in the results football AND nfl OR Results can include any of the words… Read More »

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this F4 Display the items in the active list. Ctrl + Tab Move forward through tabs. Ctrl + Shift + Tab Move back through tabs. Ctrl + number (number 1–9) Move to nth tab. Tab Move forward through options. Shift + Tab Move back through options. Alt + underlined letter Perform the command… Read More »

Windows keyboard shortcuts

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts Press this key To do this Shift + click a taskbar button Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app. Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar button Open an app as an administrator. Shift + right-click a taskbar button Show the window menu for the app. Shift + right-click a grouped… Read More »

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this Windows logo key  Open or close Start. Windows logo key  + A Open Action center. Windows logo key  + B Set focus in the notification area. Windows logo key  + C Open Cortana in listening mode. Notes This shortcut is turned off by default. To turn it on, select Start  > Settings  > Cortana, and turn on… Read More »