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    Default Quick Tip: Hold Alt Key and Double-Clicking to open Properties in Windows

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    Hold the Alt Key While Double-Clicking for Faster Access to Properties in Windows



    To get to the properties screen for Windows shell objects like files or folders you probably usually right-click and select "Properties." A quicker and less well known way to get to that screen is to hold down the ALT key while double-clicking on the object.
    This is a much simpler way to check an object's properties or access system settings. When holding down the ALT key and double-clicking on the Computer link, for example, you'll be taken to your computer's System Properties panel where you can quickly access Device Manager, etc.

    Hold down the ALT key and double-click on the Network shortcut to go to the Network and Sharing Center. This keyboard and mouse combination works on application shortcuts as well and is available on all Windows systems (as far back as Windows 95).



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    Wow - didn't know that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Wow - didn't know that one
    Well, the txt says "......less well known way......." But you're in good company - me LOL

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    Its a sort of Eureka moment! Like discovering you can open the Task Manager by right clicking the taskbar!

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