General Techy Tips for Windows 10 users

  • To copy and paste some text from one place to another – 1) Highlight the text that you’d like to copy 2) Hold down ‘Ctrl’ and press ‘C’ (once) to copy 3) Click in the place that you’d like to copy the text to so that the cursor is flashing 4) Hold down ‘Ctrl’ and press ‘V’ (once) to paste.
  • To select all (e.g. files or photos) – hold down ‘Ctrl’ and press ‘A’ (once).
  • To select multiple files or photos – 1) Click on the first item that you’d like to select 2) Hold down ‘shift’ 3) Click on the last item (in a row) that you’d like to select (everything in between will be selected).
  • To select something – Single left click on the mouse or tracker pad.
  • To open something (e.g. a file) – Double left click on the  mouse or tracker pad.
  • To bring up a menu of options – Right click on the mouse or tracker pad. 
  • To switch between different programmes that you have open – 1) Leave the program that you are currently using open,  and click on the icon for the program that you’d like to use next in the task bar 2) If you’d like to go back to the previous program, just click on the icon for that program in the taskbar (the key is that you don’t have to close a program to be able to use another one).
  • To pin a program to the ‘taskbar’ – 1) Open the program in question so that you can see it’s icon in the taskbar 2) Right click on the icon in the taskbar and click on ‘Pin to taskbar’.
  • To search for anything on your Windows 10 computer – 1) Click in the search bar at the bottom left of the screen (you might have to click on a little magnifying glass icon to bring the search bar up) 2) Type the name of the program or file (or even keyword within a file) in the search box 3) Have a look through the search results and double click on the item that you are looking for. You can narrow down your search results by clicking on ‘Apps’ (ie programs) or ‘Documents’ at the top of the search window (by default ‘All’ is selected).
  • To take a screenshot of the page, press the ‘PrtScn’ and ‘Windows’ buttons on your keyboard simultaneously. You will then be asked to choose a location to save the screenshot in (e.g. Desktop or Documents) and a name for the screenshot, before pressing ‘Save’.