shortcut keys for your windows and MAC computers

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shortcuts are a kind of combination of buttons that when clicked produces a result like going to another app, killing another app, or doing something else rather than going through the stress of looking for the task and all that.

You can also check our last article about 5 amazing shortcuts you’ve not been using

Today I will be showing you another (5) amazing shortcut button you might not be using


1) split screen between two apps or four apps

split screen

do you know you can split your windows screen into 2 or 4 places rather than just jam-packing all your works under another window and all that I do use this method a lot when I wanna perform a task between two or more applications especially when I wanna copy and paste, I am actually using a split-screen right now, I am playing a music video and typing for you to be able to do this just click on the following shortcut button (Win + left arrow key or right) depending on the place you wanna place the other application you can also split (4) screens by using up, down, left and right arrow keys.

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2)  Switch apps

switch between apps
Okay, imagine you are running a lot of apps on your windows or you have a lot of work on your windows jam-packed on your screen and you wanna switch to another app without going back to your desktop or killing your apps, you can just switch between apps by using the following shortcut (windows + tab ) this automatically display all apps or works on your pc and all you have to do is navigate and click on the app you wanna open, isn’t that cool? but if you are using an apple you use ( control + Tab ) shortcut

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3)    Troubleshooting and program management

Okay, I love this one a lot because I use this a lot, sometimes when you are using an application on your computer and you get an error or kind of issue where your application stops responding, and you try to use the (x) button at the right top corner of your windows to close the application and nothing seems to be working, and your only option is to restart your computer, hey no worries you can kill the app using the troubleshooting app on your system which comes with your windows, it will open a task manager which helps you to force stop any malfunctioning application use the following shortcut button ( control + shift + escape) or ( command + shift + ESC ) if you are using MAC.

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(Nice shortcut code on MAC and Windows operating systems)



4)    Opening file explorer

file explorer
Okay I know you must be wondering how we got this on our list because it’s just there on your desktop and you can easily click on it, but most people don’t know there’s a shortcut for file explorer. I remember when I was in my 200l level in the university I gave someone my computer to make use of it, only for the person to come back and tell me there is no file explorer on my computer, (the reason is that I don’t keep file explore shortcut on my desktop) and I don’t have files on my desktop I only have some applications and it was kind of difficult for her to locate since she wasn’t that kind of tech girl.

The shortcut for windows explorer is ( Windows + E ) this automatically opens the windows explorer for mac users that’s your finder app.

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5)       Using your magnifier

Okay, this is the last one on the list. A magnifier is a software on your computer that helps you zoom in and out on your computer, I don’t really use this a lot but sometimes when am doing a video tutorial about how to do something on the computer I use the magnifier to zoom to the target like am trying to explain something on the computer either a diagram or a written text, and it’s kind of small I just use the magnifier to zoom to it and my audience can see very clearly what am talking about. this also can be used for people who have eyes problem.

The shortcut for this is (windows plus + button or – button) the + and – button is located at the top right side of your keyboard for MAC users use the ( ALT, COMMAND, and + or -).

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(Nice shortcut code on MAC and Windows operating systems)


Now tell me which of these shortcuts you love most and how have you been using it?

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