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Aug 2017

Windows 10 Short Cut Keys using Windows Logo key

Our keyboard shortcuts articles seem to be very popular! So here are some useful keyboard shortcuts you can use within Windows 10. Note that these keyboard shortcuts are all used with the Windows Logo Key.

Windows logo key (open or close Start)
Windows Logo Key+A
(open Action Centre)
Windows Logo Key+C (open Cortana)
Windows Logo Key+D (display and hide the Desktop)
Windows Logo Key+Alt+D (display and hide the date and time on the desktop)
Windows Logo Key+E (open File Explorer)
Windows Logo Key+G (open Game Bar when a game is open)
Windows Logo Key+I (open Settings)
Windows Logo Key +L (lock your PC or switch accounts)
Windows Logo Key+M (minimise all windows)
Windows Logo Key+Shift+M (restore minimised windows)
Windows Logo Key+O (lock device orientation)
Windows Logo Key+R (open the Run dialogue box)
Windows Logo Key+S (open Search)
Windows Logo Key+T (cycle through apps on the Taskbar)
Windows Log Key+U (open the Ease of Access Centre)
Windows Logo Key+V (cycle through notifications)
Windows Logo Key+X (open the Quick Link menu)
Windows Logo Key+comma (,) (temporarily peek at the Desktop)
Windows Logo Key+Pause Break (display the System Properties Dialogue box)
Windows Logo Key+Ctrl+F (search for PCs if you are on a network)
Windows Logo Key+Tab (open Task View – repeat to return to where you were)
Windows Logo Key+Ctrl+Enter (open Narrator)
Windows Logo Key+Plus(+) (open Magnifier)
Windows Logo Key+Esc (Exit Magnifier)
Windows Logo Key+Up arrow (maximise app window)
Windows Logo Key+Down arrow (minimise app window)
Windows Logo Key+PrtScn (take a screen shot and save it in the Printscreen folder, which can be found in the My Pictures folder)

If you’re not used to using them, keyboard shortcuts might seem like a waste of time and even thinking about memorising which shortcuts do which functions can be a little daunting. But remember that not every shortcut is worth using for every person. Learning and using the ones that are most important to you is a great way to make the most of using Windows 10. Focusing on just a few common shortcuts and integrating them into your daily use will soon become second nature.

Summer holiday internet safety

The school summer holidays are now in full swing. At the time of writing this, the weather thus far has been far from ideal for the kids to be outside all the time, so it’s inevitable that they are spending more time than parents would like on their computers and tablets. And the more time they spend on their machines, the more time they may spend browsing and exploring on the internet and “chatting with friends” on social media.
So how do you monitor what they are doing and how do you keep them safe? It’s not easy, so start with some basics such as setting boundaries and rules for your children from a young age. Then get involved in finding out more about the kinds of online interests that they have by asking them to show you how to do various things online. It can be fun and is also a way of spending more time with them. They will probably even like the fact that you’ve taken the effort to ‘catch up’ with them.
You can also:
  • Ask them questions about what their friends do on-line, ask them to show you the newest and best websites and apps and ask what their favourites are.
  • Ask your children to tell you about all their email and instant messaging accounts and what the passwords are, thus allowing you to monitor their activities. Don’t feel guilty about it - you’re only giving them a false sense of security by letting them believe that privacy exists on the Internet.
  • Ask them to “friend” you on all their apps. This may not go down well but it could be one of the conditions for you allowing them to access social networking sites.
  • Talk to them about cyberbullying – ask them if they know what it is and if they, or any of their friends have ever experienced it?
  • Talk to friends, family and other parents about how they help their children to progress and keep safe in their digital world.
  • Ensure you know how to use parental controls on computers, mobiles and games consoles, privacy features on social networking sites, and the safety options on Google and other search engines.
  • Install software designed to keep children safe online, for example Qustodio, which helps you monitor web activity, blocks inappropriate content and sets a time schedule or limits how much internet time is allowed each day.
  • Make sure they know not to click on links in emails or instant messages, that they are aware of using strong passwords (which they should share with you) and are not turning off antivirus programmes and firewalls.
Further helpful information can be found on the NSPCC and Cbeebies websites: