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The Windows Key – It actually does stuff!

Ciaran Moore - March 19, 2007

Ever wondered about the windows key?

It’s that little key on the lower left of your keyboard with the windows logo on it. You’ve probably figured out that much, and also probably figured out that pressing it brings up the start menu, just like clicking the start button. But did you know it can do a whole lot more?

Here’s some more shortcuts it’s useful for:

  • Windows + D: Minimize or restore all windows
  • Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer
  • Windows + F: Display Search for files
  • Windows + L: Lock the workstation
  • Windows + M: Minimize all windows
  • Windows + Q: Hold Windows Key, then tap Q to scroll through the different users on your PC
  • Windows + R: Display Run dialog box
  • Windows + U: Open Utility Manager
  • Windows + Ctrl + F: Display Search for computer
  • Windows + F1: Display Help and Support Center
  • Windows + Pause/ Break: Display System Properties dialog box
  • Windows + Shift + M: Undo minimize all windows
  • Windows + Tab: Cycles through all open programs and taskbar buttons. Press [ENTER] to select.

This entry was posted on Monday, March 19th, 2007 at 6:48 am and is filed under Information Management, Main, Task Manager, Themes, Windows. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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One Response to “The Windows Key – It actually does stuff!”

  1. achintya Says:

    i have not yet used it so i cannot tell how useful it will be. however it will be a excellent software tp be used.

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