Windows 10: Shortcut Keys

Discus and support Shortcut Keys in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I have windows 10, when I am doing stuff it gets stuck in some sort of shortcut key mode - I can't type, and most letters open some random tool... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by JamesBlack, May 6, 2020.

  1. Shortcut Keys


    Hi, I have windows 10, when I am doing stuff it gets stuck in some sort of shortcut key mode - I can't type, and most letters open some random tool like search or snip or any number of things I don't care about.

    I did some searching to see if there was an obvious cause for this, and I didn't find anything helpful.

    Is there a feature I can turn off somewhere so this doesn't happen, or is Windows insistent on making me not feel in charge of my own devices?

    As far as it goes, I've been using computers (not in a technical way) for decades - I am perfectly capable of opening and using the tools I want, when I want them - so anything that "takes over" my keyboard and makes it do anything other than make the letters I press appear is unacceptable.

    I can't work out how to turn it off when it happens, and am forced to shutdown the computer (and anything I had open) so that I can type.

    Any help is appreciated.

    :)
     
    JamesBlack, May 6, 2020
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    Hi Devanshu,

    To get a shortcut key for the calculator, go to your desktop and then follow these steps for Windows 10

    1. Open the start menu

    2. Navigate to calculator in the apps list on the left hand side of the start menu

    3. Click and drag the calculator app to your desktop

    4. Right-click on calculator and open properties

    5. In properties there should be an option to add a shortcut key
     
    ArmadilloHead02, May 6, 2020
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  3. Autumn20 Win User
    Shortcut key for "My Stuff" ?

    Using Windows 10, here's the steps I'm taking to search for files on the computer:

    • Click Start Menu (or tap the Windows key on the keyboard)
    • Start typing a search term
    • Click "My Stuff"
    • When it finds your file, click it to make the file open
    • If you want to open File Explorer and peruse similar files without opening files:
      • After clicking "My Stuff" (in Step 3) go to the bottom area under "Other places to look" and click "File Explorer"
      • File Explorer opens

      Question: I don't want to use the mouse to click "My Stuff" in step 3. Is there a shortcut key?
     
    Autumn20, May 6, 2020
    #3
  4. Autumn20 Win User

    Shortcut Keys

    Shortcut key for "My Stuff" ?

    Using Windows 10, here's the steps I'm taking to search for files on the computer:

    • Click Start Menu (or tap the Windows key on the keyboard)
    • Start typing a search term
    • Click "My Stuff"
    • When it finds your file, click it to make the file open
    • If you want to open File Explorer and peruse similar files without opening files:
      • After clicking "My Stuff" (in Step 3) go to the bottom area under "Other places to look" and click "File Explorer"
      • File Explorer opens

      Question: I don't want to use the mouse to click "My Stuff" in step 3. Is there a shortcut key?
     
    Autumn20, May 6, 2020
    #4
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