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Goldmine PC Keys Tips

Windows ‘God Mode’, improving speed and keyboard shortcuts – there’s a whole range of tips computer users should know about – but most don’t. Here’s a few just for you, hopefully enabling you to get the best experience possible out of your home computer use.

Macbook keyboards magic keys are the same as PC computers but as they have different key labels on keyboard keys it may be confusing to non experience users. This post is for Microsoft users, and desktop users using the Microsoft enviroment.

The keyboad layout we are dealing with is the second image not the cover image that is the layout for a macbook. We will create a next post detailing how to do the same magic key tricks but for Apple users. Stay close!

Macbook Backlit Keyboard - Magic Keys
Macbook Backlit Keyboard - Magic Keys

Unless you’re vastly experienced in home computing, it’s highly likely that you’ve all manner of programs running on your machine each time you boot it up – and you’re blissfully unaware of it. Programs like to start themselves up, so that they’re instantly ready when needed and can perform updates and checks via the Internet. However, too many of these can slow your computer down.

PC Keyboard Layout - This Layout in Question
PC Keyboard Layout - This Layout in Question

You don’t really need a lot of programs running in the background – so, depending on which version of Windows you’re running, go to the Startup folder in System Configuration (enter “msconfig” into your Run… box) and stop programs you’re familiar with from running. Don’t touch anything that you don’t know about, as it could be critical to operating the computer.

Keyboard shortcuts provide easier navigation, and one of the best is ALT + TAB, so you don’t have to go endlessly clicking around to find a program or folder. Try it now and see. To undo something, especially for typing, use CTRL + Z, and for when things go wrong and you want to end a hanging program that just will not stop running, go to CTRL + ALT + DEL and you’ll see the options there.

Web browsing is a major part of the home computing experience, and again there’s an array of shortcuts and tricks you can deploy to make it faster and more enjoyable. Closed a browser tab by mistake and want it back in a flash? No problem – just hit CTRL + ALT + T. Use CTRL + TAB to easily flick through all your open tabs, and get straight to the address bar with ALT + D. If you don’t want anyone to know what you were up to online, instantly launch privacy mode with CTRL + Shift + P in Firefox and CTRL + Shift + N in Chrome.

About that ‘God Mode’ – it’s a hidden file whose components can be adjusted to change various elements of the operating system, so it’s probably best to leave it in the hands of the creators!

For more information on how we can help you keep your computer in great shape, or for advice on how to fix it if your computer is already in need of repair, call us at Goldmine IT Support Ltd today 0203 583 2650 or 07951 337 336.

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