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List of Windows Key Shortcuts

List of Windows Key Shortcuts

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At TechEd I was talking about the Windows Key shortcuts so I thought I would post a somewhat complete list for you. Let me know if I missed any.

Enjoy-

Press this key

To do this

Windows logo key clip_image001

Open or close the Start menu.

Windows logo key clip_image001[1]+Pause

Display the System Properties dialog box.

Windows logo key clip_image001[2]+D

Display the desktop.

Windows logo key clip_image001[3]+M

Minimize all windows.

Windows logo key clip_image001[4]+Shift+M

Restore minimized windows to the desktop.

Windows logo key clip_image001[5]+E

Open Computer.

Windows logo key clip_image001[6]+F

Search for a file or folder.

Ctrl+Windows logo key clip_image001[7]+F

Search for computers (if you're on a network).

Windows logo key clip_image001[8]+L

Lock your computer or switch users.

Windows logo key clip_image001[9]+R

Open the Run dialog box.

Windows logo key clip_image001[10]+T

Cycle through programs on the taskbar.

Windows logo key clip_image001[11]+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.

Shift+Windows logo key clip_image001[12]+number

Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Ctrl+Windows logo key clip_image001[13]+number

Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Alt+Windows logo key clip_image001[14]+number

Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Windows logo key clip_image001[15]+Tab

Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

Ctrl+Windows logo key clip_image001[16]+Tab

Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

Ctrl+Windows logo key clip_image001[17]+B

Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.

Windows logo key clip_image001[18]+Spacebar

Preview the desktop.

Windows logo key clip_image001[19]+Up Arrow

Maximize the window.

Windows logo key clip_image001[20]+Left Arrow

Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.

Windows logo key clip_image001[21]+Right Arrow

Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.

Windows logo key clip_image001[22]+Down Arrow

Minimize the window.

Windows logo key clip_image001[23]+Home

Minimize all but the active window.

Windows logo key clip_image001[24]+Shift+Up Arrow

Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.

Windows logo key clip_image001[25]+Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow

Move a window from one monitor to another.

Windows logo key clip_image001[26]+P

Choose a presentation display mode.

Windows logo key clip_image001[27]+G

Cycle through gadgets.

Windows logo key clip_image001[28]+U

Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows logo key clip_image001[29]+X

Open Windows Mobility Center.

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