Most of the keys on a computer keyboard have several functions. For example, some common symbols such as the $ or the @ sign are hidden behind other keys. The most convenient way to access these is to press the Alt Gr button, which can be substituted by the Alt and Ctrl keys on US keyboards. Learn about the most important shortcuts and how to access the special characters using the Alt Gr key.
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Do you use the Alt key on your keyboard? There are many practical functions for this key which often goes unused. However, it is well worth checking out. The Alt key on the Mac keyboard gives you access to many hidden functions and special characters. We will show you what this key can do and which keyboard shortcuts you can use to greatly simplify using your computer.
Did you know that on very small keyboards there is a numeric keypad you can activate? You can access this along with other useful functions by using the Fn key. If you want to be able to use these functions without having to use a keyboard shortcut, all you need to do is enable or disable this key. In this article, we’ll show you how to do this and which specific functions you need to be able to...
The Ctrl key only has a function when it is combined with other keys. There are a variety of Ctrl key shortcuts which enable you to perform common commands in programs or in the operating system with exceptional speed. These can save time because you no longer need to access a function using the mouse or accessing it via the menu. We have compiled an overview of the most important shortcuts for...
On its own, the Alt key has no assigned function. In combination with other keys, however, it allows quick access to commands in Windows and its programs. By using these key combinations, you can save time and work more efficiently. We’ve summarised the most important shortcuts and key combinations for using the Alt key.
The Option key on Macs offers plenty of functions that simplify working with your Mac and streamline various working processes. But where can you find the Opt key on your Mac keyboard, and what functions does it control? We’ll show you what the special key is for and a number of helpful key commands.
Windows Sandbox has been implemented in the operating system as of version 10 Pro. It allows users to install unsafe programs in an isolated environment, without affecting the actual operating system. The Windows feature is usually deactivated in the settings menu. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to turn on Windows Sandbox.
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