If you administer Window's based PC's or Servers, and do not already use the Windows key + X shortcut, you are missing out on an awesome tool.
Window's Key + X will bring up a list of tools commonly used when managing a Window's based system. You can also access this list by right-clicking in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
You will notice that each item in the menu has one letter underlined. Pressing this letter will select that option. I find that when you use Windows key + X, and then select the letter of the program you would like to open, it is the fastest way you can navigate to almost all of the tools you need. In fact, I do it so often, I have almost every underlined letter memorized. I know that if I want to go to my Programs & Features, I simply Hold the Windows + X, then release and press F.
Here are some of my most used shortcuts -
The last shortcut mentioned (Windows key + U) requires an additional selection. The options are -
I - Sign out
S - Sleep
U - Shutdown
R - Restart
I strongly recommend checking it out for yourself. You will have the shortcuts memorized in no time, and will be able to get to any of your PC's admin tools in three easy key strokes.
Have a different way you navigate to your favorite tools? Or an even better way? Let me know in a comment below! I would love to hear your thoughts on the Win + X shortcut.
Now go rescue those users, and save the day!
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