Tech Tip #55 Find a Lost Shortcut

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Today’s tip: How to find a lots shortcut

Category: Problem-solving

Q:  I can’t find the shortcut for a program I want to open. It’s not on the desktop, the start menu or in ‘all programs’. How do I open the program?

A:  PC’s: Click the ‘Start button’, then type the program name where it says ‘search’ to get the shortcut.

iPads: Swipe down from the top with one finger and type the program name in the search bar.

For Chromebooks: Look in Apps or on the Chromebook Shelf at the bottom of the device. Or, use Alt+Shift+M to open the File Manager.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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