Taskbar Speed-up Tips for Windows

Taskbar Speed-up Tips for Windows

When it comes to saving time, the taskbar is a very powerful tool.

Launch apps fast

To select a taskbar app from the keyboard, hold the Windows key and press one of the number across the top of your keyboard. Press 1 to launch the first icon, 2 for the second, 3 for the third, and so on up to 0 (that represents 10), so you can have items open in seconds.

Fast Task-Switching

To quickly switch between windows of the same application, hold down the Ctrl
key as you click the app’s taskbar icon. This is great for when you have multiple instances of the Internet Explorer with different websites, or when you’re working with photos and images.

Keyboard Speedup #2

To switch to a taskbar applications from the keyboard, hold down the Windows key and press T to select the taskbar, then use the left and right arrows to select and application and the Return key to launch it. This can be easier than remembering numbers.

Relaunch with a click

Taskbar Speed-up Tips for Windows - ShiftIf you’ve launched an application and then want to run another copy, don’t go back to the Start menu- just hold down Shift, click the app’s taskbar icon and Windows fires up another instance of the program. Again, this works especially well for browsing.

Get a Preview

Taskbar Speed-up Tips for Windows- Live Preview
If you work with a multiple windows, such as several tabs in IE, finding them can be a drag. In Windows 7, just click the program icon on the taskbar to get live preview windows of every tab or window. This makes it easy to go straight to where you need to be.

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