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Complete List of Windows Logo Shortcuts

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  1. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    The keyboard shortcut combinations associated with the Windows Logo key and what each combination will do. There may be a key combination or two you can use regularly that will make your computing life just a little more efficient.

    Key combination Action

    Windows logo key Open or close the Start menu.
    Windows logo key +Pause Display the System Properties dialog box.
    Windows logo key +D Display the desktop.
    Windows logo key +M Minimize all windows.
    Windows logo key +Shift+M Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
    Windows logo key +E Open Computer.
    Windows logo key +F Search for a file or folder.
    Ctrl+Windows logo key +F Search for computers (if you’re on a network).
    Windows logo key +L Lock your computer or switch users.
    Windows logo key +R Open the Run dialog box.
    Windows logo key +T Cycle through programs on the taskbar.
    Windows logo key+number Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.

    Shift+Windows logo key+number Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

    Ctrl+Windows logo key+number Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

    Alt+Windows logo key+number Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

    Windows logo key +Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
    Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
    Ctrl+Windows logo key +B Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
    Windows logo key +Spacebar Preview the desktop.
    Windows logo key +Up Arrow Maximize the window.
    Windows logo key +Left Arrow Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
    Windows logo key +Right Arrow Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
    Windows logo key +Down Arrow Minimize the window.
    Windows logo key +Home Minimize all but the active window.
    Windows logo key +Shift+Up Arrow Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
    Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow Move a window from one monitor to another.
    Windows logo key +P Choose a presentation display mode.
    Windows logo key +G Cycle through gadgets.
    Windows logo key +U Open Ease of Access Center.
    Windows logo key +X Open Windows Mobility Center.

    -Scott
     

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