Jan 2, 2015

Windows Number Tip

Those little icons along the bottom of your screen that you use for everyday program shortcuts are handy. Normally you use the mouse to click on the icon to open the program. There is an easier way to open them without using a mouse. Each program to the right of the Start button is assigned its own numerical shortcut, with the first program being "1," the second being "2," and so on up to the 10th shortcut, which is "0."

Press the Windows key, plus the number of the program you want to open and it will launch. For example, if the first icon is for email, hold down the windows key (on the lower left of most keyboards) and press the number 1. Your email will open.

You can rearrange the icons and move the most used to the left position to make it easier to remember. I have more than ten, so I moved the least used to the right and kept the top ten as the first ten.