I always say I was raised on computers. One may refer to someone with elite computers skills as a computer nerd or geek. I’ll just go with computer wizard. Here are some my favorite keyboard tricks that can be employed when clicking and menus won’t do it.
There are many scenarios where one might need to close a window faster than navigating the cursor to the X symbol in the top right, which can sometimes not even have an effect. That journey is longer than you might think in brain calculation time and one might find that journey is enough time to nullify a decision to close a window that has overstayed its welcome. Be decisive with Alt + F4 and squash those windows! While using a computer, one can end up getting into a number of different undertakings causing multiple windows and programs to be open and cluttering your computer’s world. When this gets overwhelming or tiring, it is a great relief to simply mash the Alt + F4 buttons simultaneously and repeatedly to close window after window and end your voyage into the the digital rabbit hole brought forth by computers and the internet. Use this shortcut to rage quit a frustrating endeavor or escape the clutches of addicting software with haste before your willpower fades.
Equally as important with escaping the clutches of CPU pitfalls is this three finger wonder: Delete with Control and Alt. This magical maneuver can generate a number of results, but first and foremost, it interrupts whatever confounded undertaking your PC is involved in and allows you to retake control when programs freeze or your computer has stalled any further use. This is crucial when your processing ambitions have become too great for your machine to accommodate. This button combination almost always interrupts the current tasks in order to bring up the ability to initiate a full reboot or just utilize the task manager, with which you can target and smite evil programs crippling your computer companion.
A personal favorite spell of mine is cast reanimate on last closed browser tab! Control + Shift +T is extremely useful for when you need to bring back previous internet pages that have been slain. Handy for responding to accidents or tab closing actions made prematurely. The mouse operation for this one is cumbersome, so this one is a real time and frustration saver. Practice this one until it becomes second nature to reverse your internet adventure blunders.
For when your windows are not organized for optimal viewing and you need to get them in order quick, use the windows key along with an arrow key to align the open window neatly to the left or right side of the screen with the left or right arrow. Use up to maximize the current window and down to minimize. BONUS SHORTCUT: Use Alt+Tab to alternate between windows while organizing your open windows into optimal viewing arrangement. Perfect for referencing your spellbook while writing scrolls!
CTRL+Z, CTRL+C, CTRL+X, CTRL+V:
The grandmasters of all keyboard shortcuts are these letters located adjacent to each other. Shame on you if you don’t already know and use ‘Control + Z’ to neutralize any mistakes and practically go back in time a few second to right your wrongs. Tremendously useful in preventing excess clicking around is the shortcuts to copy, ‘Control + C’, or to cut, ‘Control + X’, and then paste, ‘Control + Z’. These all are a must know for any apprentice computer wizard striving for greatness.