Back to Win. Part 2: shortcuts and settings
I don’t use Windows much last months, actually. OS X is my favourite now. But it’s time to publish some Windows tips and tricks, I’ve found out that spring. Let’s go!
Alt + Esc—minimize the active window. To be honest, Windows can only place the window behind all the others.
Win + Shift + S — crop and copy selection (using OneNote). Or try
Win + S
Windows Explored? No tabs, no customisation, no way. I’ve touched Total Commander in the previous article, let’s now focus on it’s key mappings.
Ctrl + Q— open selected file at other panel (using Lister)
Alt + arrow— jump back and forth over dir stack
Tab — change focus between panels
Ctrl + R — reload (F5)
Alt + F6 — unpack selected
You can add some custom mappings, look at my ones:
Word custom shortcuts
If you chose Windows, you probably use office. It’s useful to add some custom shortcuts to your Word distribution. Your custom shortcuts are being saved to
Normal.dotm file. You can sync it between computers.
As a software developer I cant live without “Go to previous pointer position” shortcut. In Word it’s named as Go Back. So I choose:
Ctrl + Shift + <— GoBack
Windows still doesn’t have shortcut for switching over instances of running app (
Alt + ~ in Linux and OS X). Let’s fix it at leat for Word:
Alt + -> — NextWindow
Alt + <- — PrevWindow
Best and only terminal emulator for Windows. I’ve touched it in the previous article. If you have problems with full-word deletion, look at the workaround below.
- Disable icons blinking.
- Make clicking on taskbar icons circularly switch apps instances.
Win + R “gpedit.msc” -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update -> Configure Automatic Updates setting -> 2 — Notify for download and notify for install
Disable Windows Defender
gpedit.msc -> Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender -> Turn off Windows Defender -> Enabled