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Power Toys: tools to tweak the behaviour of Windows
Part five of a five-part series of blogs

You can use these hidden gems to reassign or disable keys on your keyboard, detect pixel colours in a website, display a Windows short-cut key guide … and much more!

  1. Power Toys: tools to tweak the behaviour of Windows
  2. Using the colour picker
  3. The keyboard manager
  4. Using the mouse utilties to find your mouse
  5. The Windows key shortcut guide (this blog)

Posted by Andy Brown on 20 January 2022

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The Windows key shortcut guide

If you're not sure what the various Windows keys do, this little utility will be so useful!

The shortcut guide

You can change the short-cut key which brings up the short-cut guide; by default you can get to it by holding down the Windows key (naturally) and pressing Shift + /.

Your current window shows in a panel, with the Windows keys round it:

Windows keys

The live version looks a lot better!

Here's a part of the short-cut keys shown:

Some keys

Weirdly, you can change the transparency of the short-cut key panel.


Of course a tool to remind you of the Windows short-cut keys is only any use if you can remember which Windows short-cut key to press to run it ...

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