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Windows 7 – Keyboard shortcut with Windows Logo Key

December 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Getting to know about what are the shortcut keys that are available is very important as it will definitely increase our productivity. I will definitely not use the traditional “Search & Destroy” technique where we use the mouse to “hunt” for a specific button to click on. I would prefer more to use the keyboard shortcut as it is faster, and sometimes prevent me from clicking the wrong button next to the one I intended to click on. So, I hope these keyboard shortcuts below will help you improve your productivity.

Windows Logo Shortcut Key Description
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key Open or close the Start menu.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +D Display the desktop.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +M Minimize all windows.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Shift+M Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +E Open Computer.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +L Lock your computer or switch users.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +R Open the Run dialog box.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +T Cycle through programs on the taskbar.
Windows logo key Picture of 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.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+Spacebar Preview the desktop.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Up Arrow Maximize the window.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Left Arrow Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Right Arrow Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Down Arrow Minimize the window.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Home Minimize all but the active window.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow Move a window from one monitor to another.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +P Choose a presentation display mode.
Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +X Open Windows Mobility Center.

 

Source: The Official Windows 7 Shortcut Keys

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