Useful Functions of the Windows Key on the Keyboard

Many of us always thought that the “Windows Key” on the keyboard was just a nuisance. It was just the thing I accidently hit once in a while and the darn start menu would pop-up. But what turns out in reality is that the “Windows Key” has many useful functions.

Useful Functions of the Windows Key on the Keyboard

When used in combination with other keys, here’s what you can do

Windows Key + Tab: Cycles through the buttons in the task bar

Windows Key + D : Minimize or Restore all windows.

Windows Key + E:

Windows key + F: Launch search for files

Windows Key + Ctrl + F :

Windows Key + F1:

Windows Key + R: Launch the run Dialog box

Windows Key + Pause/Break : Launch system properties Dialog box

Windows Key + M :Minimize all open windows

Windows Key + Shift + M : Undo

Windows key + L : Locks the Work Station

Windows Key + U : Launch

Windows Key + Ctrl + Tab: According to Microsoft moves focus from start to the quick launch tool bar on the system tray.


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