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wiki:windows:keys

Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts

WLK = Windows Logo Key, also known as the Start key, or whatever name you've given it.

'Cause they're shortcuts…

Select your version of Windows, and go for it:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12445/windows-keyboard-shortcuts

Move Window

Press the WLK+Arrow. The current window will move in the direction of the arrow. Keep pressing towards a second or Nth monitor and the window will jump to that monitor.

To move the current window to a second monitor, press WLK+Shift+Arrow (left or right).

Arrange

Right-Click Taskbar
✦ Select Show windows side by side
✦ Alternates: Stacked or Cascade
✦ Afterwards: Right-Click Taskbar and choose Undo Show windows side by side

Windows Side-By-Side
Windows Side-By-Side

Magnifier

Press the WLK+Plus to open the Windows Magnifier, and WLK+Esc to close the magnifier.

Once the magnifier is open, there are 3 mode options:

  • Full Screen (Ctrl+Alt+F)
  • Lens (Ctrl+Alt+L)
  • Docked (Ctrl+Alt+D)

NOTE: Whatever mode you're using when you close the magnifier (WLK+Esc) will determine the starting mode when you again open the magnifier!

Full Screen is just that: the full screen.

Lens opens a magnifying lens around your mouse cursor, and moves with your mouse.

Docked opens at the top of your screen, and magnifies a horizontal slice of your current window, and follows the mouse. There are other settings available in your Windows settings.

Use Ctrl+Alt+Mouse Wheel OR WLK+Plus and WLK+Minus to zoom in increments. Increments are changeable in you Windows settings.

Note: If you have multiple monitors, you can move the settings window that accompanies the magnifier to another monitor so it isn't visible while capturing the screen, or during presentations. It remembers which monitor the settings window opened the last time.

Oopsie

New PC. New settings. I probably turned it off without knowing it, and then wondered why my WLK+[arrow keys]¹ wasn't working. FOUND IT!!!

‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍✦ WLK+i to open Windows Settings
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍✦ Click "System"
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍✦ Click "Multitasking"
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍✦ Set ON: "Arrange windows automatically
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍by dragging them to the sides or
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍corners of the screen" ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍¹ WLK = Windows Logo Key (probably in
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍the bottom-left corner of your
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍keyboard, somewhere between the Ctrl
‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍and Alt keys)

And in case you were wondering wht the WLK+[arrow keys] do: WLK+RightArrow snaps the current window to the right of the screen, filling the right side half wa from top to bottom. If you select another open window, press WLK+LeftArrow, the window fills the left half. Cool!

wiki/windows/keys.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/06 05:17 by terrill