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Some shortcuts you’ll use each day on Windows

Clipboard history

Do you ever dream of a clipboard history ? You want to keep two or three elements in your clipboard and find them again later. You think to get many screenshot at the same time.

So you should try Window +V

This will let you enable the clipboard history. Once it’s activated, each time you you copy something, it’s added to your clipboard history. It can keep a few elements, depending on their size.

Here you can just copy many things with Ctrl + C and paste many of them with Windows + V.

You can also pin some to keep them in the end of the history, even if you copy a lot of them over.

Switch from Virtual Desktop

Do you often use Virtuals Desktops on windows? If not, that’s probably caused it’s too long to switch between two of them. Going in Task View, clicking on the well screen. Too many actions for just one result. So what about only one shortcut to move to the left or right desktop ?

I’ll give you this here : it’s Windows Ctrl β†’ or Windows Ctrl ←. That’s as easy as that.
Since I like you, i’ll give you two more shortcuts :

  • Windows Ctrl D creates a new desktop
  • Windows Ctrl F4 deletes the actual desktop, and move all windows to the previous one

Open the panel of specials characters

Tired of browsing internet each time you need to use a special character to copy/paste it to your text ? You should just press Windows ;. It will open a panel where you can find special char, but also a gif search engine, and the list of emojis. You can just select one to add it to your text.

Conclusion

That’s all for today. I hope those shortcuts would help you to save some time like they do for me. Tell me if it’s useful for you, and which one you already know. You can also leave a comment if you want some more article like that, maybe on another OS or software (why not on VS code, Google Chrome or adobe’s softwares).

Have a good day.
Kisses.

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