I’m Absolutely Delighted I Just Found Out About These Two Neat Tricks
2 extremely handy Microsoft Windows 10 shortcuts you might find useful
#1: Instant emojis
Press the Windows key and then the full stop (period) key. A little window will come up with emojis you can insert into anything.
Great for quickly brightening up a response to someone’s Medium story. 😃
Sometimes I reply to responses only with emojis. It’s quicker than typing words. 👍
#2: Quick screenshot
If you need to quickly take a screenshot, press the Windows key + Shift + S.
You can then select the area you would like to screenshot. This will be copied to the clipboard, ready for you to paste into a file or email or whatever.
But what if you want more control over your screenshots, for example, to edit and save them?
Click the Windows button in the bottom-left and search for “Snip & Sketch” and add it to your Taskbar for future quick access. From that app, click “New”, then do the screenshot like before. It will then appear in the Snip & Sketch app, where you can edit it and save it as a file.