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What is the "WINDOWS" key good for?

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What's the "Windows" key for?

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The 'Windows' key is on most modern keyboards but most people don't make proper use of it - here's how:

Beyond just clicking on it to open the Start menu, it has plenty of other uses:

Minimise all Windows 'Windows' + D

A quick way to get rid of the screen clutter and find the desktop icons.

To show all the windows again: 'Windows'+Shift+M

Jump to Explorer 'Windows'+ E

To see the Windows Explorer quickly

Cycle across the Taskbar 'Windows'+ Tab

Though Alt + Tab will do the same thing

Search 'Windows' + F

Is it Search or is it Find? It's called Search on the menu but the shortcut harks back to the days when it was called Find.

Run 'Windows'+ R

Some people never use the Run command but others do it all the time. Most commonly to access the registry (rededt32) or a 'DOS' command box (cmd).

System Properties 'Windows'+ Break

This is the equivalent of clicking the System icon in Control Panel or the Properties option under the My Computer desktop icon.

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Minimise all Windows    'Windows' + D

Isn't the windows minimize key "Windows key + M"?

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works both ways.

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hehe i wondered wat the key was for :)

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Microsoft deserves a spot on my keyboard,without it my keyboard would be perfect.And we know nothings perfect. :)

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Or you could buy a Mac...  w00t

no foul language allowed in this forum :)

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