Posted by: Just Systems Malvern | August 3, 2011

Windows Key Shortcuts

Most of these have been around for years now – since PCs that had the windows key on the keyboard, but you may not know all of these handy shortcuts (hold down the windows key and press one of the following other keys):

  • windows key e key  This opens up the Windows File Explorer
  • windows keyf key  Opens the windows search
  • windows key  + d key Toggle the desktop view
  • windows keyl key Lock the PC/Switch user
  • windows keyr key Open the Run box
  • windows keyU key Open the Ease of Access panel
  • windows keyplus key Start the on-screen magnifier (windows key+ ESC to close)
  • windows keypause Open the System Information panel
  • windows keytab Cycle through open windows with the fancy Aero style (Vista & Win 7)

There are quite a few more available which haven’t been mentioned.


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