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February 26, 2020

Did you know that …? – Some Cool Windows Tips

Jen Gentleman (@JenMsft), Software Engineer and Community Manager at Microsoft, is one of those people on Twitter every Windows enthusiast should follow.” A few days ago she tweeted this:

At the moment, the thread has already over 1,000 replies. I’ve read the whole thread and I must tell you that I have really been surprised how truly excellent are those tips that users have tweeted. Some of them are not widely known. I’ll share a few of the best ones here (IMO anyway).

First an easy way to add current time and date to a Notepad file:

Or, how to automatically add current time and date every time you open a Notepad file:

How to open Command Prompt fast in specific folder:

Did you know that you can copy text from any dialog box with CTRL + C?

Use Favorites in Registry Editor:

PowerToys for Windows 10 has a complete list of WIN-key shortcuts:

Here’s a tip I shared:

Jen’s Twitter thread has a lot more tips and tricks. Go to to Twitter, follow her, and check the tips!



Author: Kari Finn

A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.

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