Self-tutoring about easier ways to use the computer: the tutor observes….
The programs on the taskbar can be opened by the combination of the Windows Key and a number. For instance, the third item on the taskbar can be opened with the combination Windows Key and 3 key. The way seems to be to hold down the Windows Key then press the number key.
I find shortcuts more and more helpful because, to me, they’re easier on the wrist than using the mouse.
Source:Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.