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Simple laptop repair fixes – laptop repair keyboard shortcuts

Odd things can happen to laptops with simple keystrokes.  A laptop screen may go sideways or go into miniature mode.  The key is to remember or guess which combination of keyboard keys caused this mishap.

Here are the top 5 common laptop gaffes and the quick keyboard shortcut laptop repair fixes for them:

  1. Screen goes sideways – Hit CTRL + ALT simultaneously and then Up Arrow.  
  2. Screen is too zoomed in or out – Hit CTRL and + or
  3. Too many Windows; can’t see desktop – Press Windows logo on bottom left + M to minimize all Windows or Windows logo and Space bar for Windows 7
  4. Windows is frozenCTRL + ALT + DELETE and end non-responding application or process
  5. Can’t open Internet Explorer – Close IE window by CTRL + W and then CTRL + N to open a new window.

If you are not sure what to do, it is a good idea to show the Windows error message you are getting or the computer issue you are seeing.  Here’s how to show your Windows error: PRINT SCREEN then paste into Word or Paint file.  Then, give it to your computer repair Windows technician to fix the PC issue.

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