There have been a lot of times I have been asked how to uninstall Internet Explorer 7 in order to revert back to Internet Explorer 6. Often for webapp compatibility issues or even personal preference. At first it is not obvious as most times IE7 is not listed in the ‘Add/Remove Programs’ list under your control panel. Fortunately there is a very quick and easy way to revert back to IE6 using a Run command. Continue reading “How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 7”
Windows Key shortcuts.
Tips and shortcuts for easy and efficient PC use.
Following in the foot steps of my Window’s Run Commands article I have decided to give you even more handy tips to make your computing experience much easier and efficient. These shortcuts work in all versions of Windows up to Windows 7!
Below is a list of 12 shortcuts utilising the Windows key on your keyboard (pictured). The shortcuts I have written require you to hold down the Window’s key and press once the letters in the instructions.
- Windows Key – Opens the Start menu.
- Windows Key + E – Opens up an Explorer Window.
- Windows Key + D – a.k.a The Boss Key – Minimises all Windows and display the desktop, press D again to return all your Windows to normal. (Use this when you are doing dodgy things and the boss walks in the room 🙂 ).
- Windows Key + F – Opens the Find dialogue.
- Windows Key + L – Locks your PC.
- Windows Key + M – Minimises all open Windows.
- Windows Key + Shift + M – Returns minimised Windows to their previous state.
- Windows Key + R – Opens the Run command box. (Read ‘100 Handy Run Commands’ article).
- Windows Key + F1 – Displays the Windows Help menu.
- Windows Key + Pause/Break – Displays System Properties.
- Windows Key + Tab – Cycles through open Windows (Looks cooler than Alt + Tab in Windows 7).
- Windows Key + U – Displays the Utilities Manager.
Have I missed anything? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading!
Windows Run commands are super handy to know, especially when dealing with computer users over the phone. Trying to talk them through an issue can be difficult enough without worrying about what version of Windows they are running or whether or not they have moved the shortcut to their control panel and all sorts. With the big list compilation below you can access most of Windows important features with simple ‘Start > Run > type in xxx’ instructions to users.
All you need to do is click on ‘Start’ and select ‘Run’, or hold the ‘Windows Key’ down and press ‘R’ and enter the commands listed below.
Enough small talk, I am sure you know what you are looking for so check out my top 100 handy Windows Run Commands. Continue reading “100 Super Handy Windows Run Commands”