It’s not that I am lazy but I do like shortcuts that will speed up launching tasks. Many of the shortcuts are not routinely documented. In fact, to find them on Microsoft’s website can take more drill downs than finding oil in the ground.
As I have found shortcuts in Windows 7 to 10, I have kept a list of my favorites – the ones I ended up using most often. I don’t want to come across as long-winded about shortcuts, so here’s my top 7 for cutting to the chase in Windows 7 and 10.
How to Adjust Window Size
In many apps you can magnify or decrease the size of image or text by moving the mouse scroll wheel forward or back while holding down the Control (CTRL) key on the keyboard. If you have other windows open they will not change, only the current active window adjusts accordingly.
It is also possible to change the size of the display in some app windows by holding down the Control key and pressing the plus and minus keys on the number keypad. Where this will not work is with apps such as word processing and spreadsheets which use process these keys as screen characters or math functions. This shortcut works in Windows 7 through Windows 10.
Tile Purge In Windows 10
I got tired of all those blinking tiles on the Start menu. In fact, I just wanted a slimmed down Start menu, maybe with no tiles. With no files the Start menu will appear just like the old Windows 7 version with just one column. To get this austere look just right-click on each tile and select Unpin from Start. When the last tile is gone drag the right edge of the menu to the left and voila, you now have a clean screen.