Windows shortcuts are one of the best ways to become more productive at your computer. Some might scoff at the power of a keyboard shortcut like Ctrl+Z, but the fact of the matter is that it can save you from losing hours of work.
But there are literally hundreds of different Windows shortcuts, and very few people (probably nobody) knows every single one. But if you want to learn a few new keyboard shortcuts and reduce the time you spend performing mundane tasks on your computer, then it’s never too late to learn.
A new program called KeyRocket makes learning keyboard shortcuts as easy as possible. And best of all – it’s completely free to use.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started with KeyRocket:
Step 2) Install KeyRocket and walk through the opening five step tutorial
Step 3) Once you’ve walked through (or skipped) the tutorial, KeyRocket will minimize itself to your notification bar
Step 4) Click on the KeyRocket area any time you need to view a list of shortcuts. KeyRocket will automatically detect the window that’s currently open and output a list of useful shortcuts
Step 5) To modify KeyRocket settings, click the wrench icon in the top right corner of the screen. From here, you can choose to hide shortcuts that you already know, which is a good idea.
Step 6) KeyRocket shortcuts will pop up as you go about your daily business on your computer. Whether you’re editing a Word document or just browsing through Windows Explorer windows, KeyRocket is simply the best way to learn Windows key shortcuts.
The drawbacks. KeyRocket is a great way to learn the best Windows shortcuts. But it has one major drawback: you have to upgrade to the premium version of the program in order to access Powerpoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel shortcuts.
However, you do get to choose one free app when you install KeyRocket. So if you use Microsoft Word a lot, then you should choose Word as your free app.
The best Windows shortcuts that you probably don’t know
Want a sneak peek at some of the cool Windows shortcuts you’ll learn through KeyRocket? Here’s a collection of our favorites:
-Windows key + arrow keys: Snap open Windows to the left or right sides of your screen, or minimize/maximize them by pressing Windows key + down/up
-Windows key + P: Opens the projection options menu, which is useful if you’re connecting your computer to another monitor…or a projector.
-Windows key + F: Opens the ‘Search’ menu, allowing you to find any files or programs within Windows