Windows Key Shortcuts

The Windows Key (usually located between the Ctrl and Alt keys on either side of your keyboard) allows you to push it and another key to gain quick access to some Windows utilities and programs. Here are the combos:

  • Windows Key + F = Find/Search
  • Windows Key + E = Windows Explorer (my favorite)
  • Windows Key + R = Run
  • Windows Key + M = Minimize all open windows so that you can see your desktop again (Windows Key + D will do the same thing)
  • Windows Key + C = Control Panel (XP only)
  • Windows Key + Pause/Break = System Properties
  • Windows Key + P = Printers Folder (external monitor/projector in Windows 7)
  • Shift+Windows Key + M = Undo minimize all windowsWindows Key + K = opens Keyboard properties (XP only)
  • Windows Key + I = Open Mouse Properties (XP only)
  • Windows Key + Tab = Fancy task switching (Vista and Windows 7 only)
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