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Windows - Change uppercase to lowercase

Updated on January 15, 2015

How to quickly change text from Uppercase to Lowercase? Highllight the desired text and then tap Shift + F3.

If you want to know when you have accidentally hit the Caps Lock button right away, you can tell Windows to play an audible beep every time.

In Windows 7, click:

Start. Go to Control Panel and click Ease of Access Centre. Select: "Make keyboard easier to use" and tick the little box beside "Turn on toggle keys."

Now you will hear a tone alerting you whenever you press Caps Lock, Scroll Lock or Num Lock.

In Windows XP or Windows Vista, click Accessbility Options in Control Panel to make the change.

Keyboard tricks:

Shift + Alt + Enter opens up any document properties box

Shift + Alt + PrntScrn will open a window. Click OK and hit Enter. This enlarges the font on all open windows and changes colour to a higher resolution. Clicking the same option again will revert back to the original screen

To bypass Recycle Bin when deleting something, press Shift + Del

A quick and easy way to protect and lock your screen when you are going to be away from the computer - press Windows logo key + L. When you return and log back in, all your programs will still be running.

Ctrl + X : Cuts the item(s) from the Clipboard

Ctrl + Z : Undoes the last action

Ctrl + F4 : Closes the active window

Ctrl + Esc : displays Start menu

Alt + F4 : Close active item/quit program

Windows logo key + Esc : Open My Computer folder

Windows logo key + F : Search for a file or folder

Windows logo key + R : Open the Run dialogue box

Windows logo key + U : Opens up Utility Manager box


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    • ambee12 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Ron for your kind words. Ambee12

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      8 years ago

      Great hub, looking forward to come back and fascinted by your posts. Thank you.

      Ron from

    • ambee12 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Ghost32 - thanks for the comment.

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      9 years ago

      The Shift-plus-F3 trick is helpful; I'll be trying that one for sure.

      A beep every time I hit Num Lock by accident? That would drive me NUTS! (Even our newest kitten steps on that one from time to time.)

      Rated up and useful.


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