Windows Tips and Tricks #2- Right Click on Keyboard

Windows Tips and Tricks #2- Right Click on Keyboard

Right click on keyboard is an easy and fast way to view the right-click menu from the keyboard. There are two ways to right-click on PCs. One is from the mouse (of course), the other one is from the Keyboard.

A PC user seems to be more techie if he uses the keyboard instead of the mouse. We will learn some cool tips on how to use a keyboard more often without remembering any shortcuts.

How to right-click without a mouse

The Right-click key on the keyboard is normally located with the right side Windows logo key. (As shown in the figure above). If it is not there, then look along with the function keys.

Press this right-click key from the keyboard. The right-click window will appear.  If it does not appear, press ‘win+D‘ first and then press this key.

Observe closely, there is a difference between the ‘mouse right-click window’ and a ‘keyboard right-click window’. The keyboard right-click window has some letters underlined.

Right Click On Keyboard - Right-click from mouse
Right-click from mouse
Right-click from keyboard
Right-click from keyboard

Press an underlined letter to go to that menu. Suppose, you need to open the ‘view‘ menu list, then instead of clicking it with the mouse, press the ‘V‘ key from the keyboard. The letter ‘V‘ is underlined in the view menu. Similarly, press keyboard key ‘o‘ for ‘sort by‘ menu.

Explore it and experience that you need not remember any of these commands. Just find the underlined word and press that key.

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Right-Click Keyboard key function on a Folder

Select a folder and press the Right-click key from the keyboard. Observe the same difference between the mouse and keyboard right-click windows. Press the underlined letter to select that option.

Right Click On Keyboard - Folder right click from the mouse
Folder right click from the mouse
Right Click On Keyboard - Folder right click from the keyboard
Folder right click from the keyboard

Right-Click Keyboard key function in an application software

This key works in the same fashion in any windows application or software. Normally you will find that there is no difference in an application’s ‘keyboard and mouse right-click windows’ as both the windows have the underlined letter in application software s for easy access to keyboard shortcuts.

And a bonus tip:-

Right-Click Keyboard key for more Windows Options

(Wait, Just don’t press this right-click keyboard key while hovering over the Windows logo)

From keyboard press ‘Windows Logo key + X‘.

A menu list will appear.

Right Click On Keyboard - Right click on the Windows logo with mouse
Right click on the Windows logo with mouse
Right Click On Keyboard - Right click on the Windows logo from the key board
Right click on the Windows logo from the key board

Go to the desired option by just pressing the underlined letter from the menu list.

Again, You need not remember all these shortcuts as they all are on the screen itself. You just need to look at the underlined letter and press that key from the keyboard.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this tutorial. Comment below for any query, question or suggestion.

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