Could it be that the older you are, the more likely you are to use keyboard shortcuts? If you started using a computer before the advent of the mouse, the keyboard shortcut may be second nature to you. Whether you are an old hand at shortcuts or a newbie, try a couple from this very short list of favourite Windows key shortcuts (the Windows keys are found on either side of the space bar, next to the ‘ALT’ keys). They are easy to remember and very efficient. Add a couple to your repertoire this week and a few more next week. You may be surprised to find out how powerful they make you feel and how much time they save!
WinKey Opens “Start” menu – use arrow keys to move and hit the enter key to select
WinKey + D Opens your screen to the desktop
WinKey + M Minimizes all windows – quick exit
WinKey + SHIFT + M Undo any of the previous shortcuts
WinKey + E Opens “My Computer”
WinKey + L Locks the computer (Windows XP and above)