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Tech Tip: Make use of your Windows Key

Posted on May 24, 2010

Make Use Of Your Windows Key

The Windows logo key, located in the bottom row of most PC computer keyboards is a little-used treasure. Don't' ignore it. It is the shortcut anchor for the following commands:

Windows: Display the Start menu
Windows + D: Minimize all windows and show the desktop
Windows + D: again, Opens all windows and takes you right back to where you were
Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer
Windows + F: Display Find all files dialog box
Windows + L: Lock the workstation
Windows + M: Minimizes all open windows
Windows + Shift + M: Restores all previously open windows to how they were before
Windows + R: Display Run dialog box
Windows + F1: Display Help and Support Center
Windows + Pause/Break: Display System Properties dialog box
Windows + U: Open Utility Manager
Windows + Ctrl + F: Display Search for computer
Windows + TAB: Cycle through the buttons on the Task Bar

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