1 Time is money, or so the saying goes. And even if you’re plunked down in front of your PC for fun or a hobby project, every unnecessary click and hassle you bump into burns away precious seconds of your life.
2 Nobody wants to waste time endlessly navigating menus. Fear not! Technical Tutor has the cure. Take these 5 secret Windows tricks to streamline your computing experience and eradicate little irritations that trip you up throughout the day. You won’t need to call me in the morning.
3 Trick 1.
3.2 Many of us—especially users of the Start Menu-less Windows 8—use the Windows taskbar as a quick launch bar, populating it with our day-to-day programs. Opening those programs is as simple as clicking them, but there’s actually a faster way to launch software on your taskbar: Simple keyboard combinations.Every program to the right of the Start button is assigned its own numerical shortcut, with the first program being “1,” the second being “2,” and so on, all the way to the 10th taskbar shortcut, which gets “0.” Pressing the Windows key, plus the number of the program you want to open, launches it. For example, in the image at left, pressing Win + 3 launches the Chrome browser.
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4.2 Those taskbar icons can also be used to quickly launch a second (or third, or fourth, or…) instance of a program fresh browser window alongside an already populated one, for instance, or another Windows Explorer window.
4.3 Doing so is easy: Just hold down the Shift button, then open the program as you normally would, either via a left click of the mouse or the aforementioned quick-launch keyboard trick. Boom! A new, clean version of the software appears alongside the one you already have open.
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5.2 Why would you ever want to copy a file path to the Windows Clipboard? Well, you may just want to tell someone how to browse to a common location for a given application. I, however, use it to mark the spot of a local file I’ve found using Windows Explorer, so it’ll be handy later—to upload photos to Facebook or document attachments to Outlook emails, for instance.
5.3 To copy a file path to your Clipboard, hold down the Shift key, right-click the file or folder you want, then select the newly revealed “Copy as Path” option. Now you can paste the info wherever you’d like—including the “File name” portion of Browse dialog boxes, with no extra browsing required.
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6.2 Secret right-click options revealed by the Shift key don’t end with file paths, though.The basic Send to tool that appears as an option when you right-click on a file or folder is handy enough indeed, allowing you to move the item quickly to a handful of locations on your PC, add it to a .zip archive, or send it off in an email or fax.But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Holding down the Shift key as you right-click a file or folder will add an absolute ton of new folder locations to the basic Send to menu.
6.3 When you wnat to open a comman window instantly on a location perform shift+right click and choose “open command window here” option.
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7.2 What’s that, you say? None of the stock Send to options offer the ability to shuffle your files to the locations you commonly use? Force the issue!
7.3 First, create shortcuts to the folder locations you’re like to add to the Send To menu by right-clicking them, then selecting Send to > Desktop (create shortcut). Once that’s done, open Windows Explorer, then type shell:sendto in the location bar at the top, followed by Enter. You’ll be brought to the location that holds your Send To options; just drag and drop in the shortcuts to the folders you want to add to the tool.
7.4 Tweaking the send menu will give you the facility of instant copy the files from one location to another location in computer, the location address you can add here which is used more. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ We hope these tricks will help you very in daily life of your computer works.