Useful shortcuts using the Windows key

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Using a PC? Depending on your keyboard, you may have an extra key nestled between your Control and Alt keys with the Windows logo on it. This is pretty useful for activating a number of shortcuts to make your life with Windows a little easier.

  • Windows + D will minimise everything you have open to show the desktop
  • Windows + L will quickly lock your computer
  • Windows + F brings up the search option
  • Windows + Tab cycles through your taskbar buttons
  • Windows + E brings up Windows Explorer
  • And just pressing the Windows key itself, brings up the start menu.

You can find plenty more nifty uses for the Windows key over at Microsoft's Support site.

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AnshumanD posted a comment   

Already knew all of them. :)

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