HowTo Use the Windows Logo Key - Keyboard Shortcuts

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  1. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You may be
    - New to Windows
    - New to a Microsoft Computer such as Surface
    - New to using the Windows logo key [​IMG] on your computer

    Here are Windows logo key [​IMG] Shortcuts
    Items in blue may be particularly useful to Surface or Tablet users.


    [​IMG] - Start menu (tiles) off or on

    [​IMG]+A - Action

    [​IMG]+B - Set focus in the notification area

    [​IMG]+C - Open Cortana, start listening

    [​IMG]+D - Show or hide desktop

    [​IMG]+comma (,) - Peek at desktop until key released

    [​IMG]+E - Open File Explorer

    [​IMG]+I - Settings

    [​IMG]+K - Connect (Bluetooth devices, etc.)

    [​IMG]+L - Lock / switch accounts

    [​IMG]+M - Minimize all windows

    [​IMG]+O - Lock device orientation

    [​IMG]+R - Run

    [​IMG]+S - Search

    [​IMG]+T - Cycle through apps

    [​IMG]+U - Ease of Access

    [​IMG]+comma (,) - Peek at desktop until key released


    [​IMG]+Up arrow - Maximize

    [​IMG]+Down arrow - Minimize or Un-Maximize

    [​IMG]+Left arrow - Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen

    [​IMG]+Right arrow - Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen

    [​IMG]+Shift+Up arrow - Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen

    [​IMG]+Shift+Down arrow - Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width
     
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    (Part 2 of 3)

    Here are Windows logo key [​IMG] Shortcuts

    Items in blue may be particularly useful to Surface or Tablet users.

    [​IMG]+PrtScn - Place a full screenshot in the Screenshots destination
    [​IMG]+Fn+Spacebar (in that order) - Place a full screenshot in the Screenshots destination

    [​IMG]+G - Open Game bar when gaming

    [​IMG]+H - Share

    [​IMG]+P - Choose a presentation display mode

    [​IMG]+plus (+) - Magnifier Zoom in
    [​IMG]+minus (-) - Magnifier Zoom out
    [​IMG]+Esc - Magnifier off

    [​IMG]+V - notifications
    [​IMG]+Shift+V - Notifications in reverse order

    [​IMG]+X - Quick Link menu (same as right-click on Start)

    [​IMG]+Z - Show the commands available

    [​IMG]+Pause - System Properties

    [​IMG]+Ctrl+F - Search for other PCs on the network

    [​IMG]+Shift+M - Restore minimized windows on the desktop

    [​IMG]+Tab - Open Task view

    [​IMG]+Home - Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)

    [​IMG]+Shift+Left arrow or Right arrow - Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another

    [​IMG]+Spacebar - Switch input language and keyboard layout

    [​IMG]+Ctrl+Spacebar - Change to a previously selected input

    [​IMG]+Enter - Narrator
     
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    Here are Windows logo key [​IMG] Shortcuts
    Items in blue may be particularly useful to Surface or Tablet users.

    [​IMG]+forward slash (/) - Initiate IME reconversion

    [​IMG]+number - Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.

    [​IMG]+Shift+number - Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    [​IMG]+Ctrl+number - Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    [​IMG]+Alt+number - Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    [​IMG]+Ctrl+Shift+number - Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator
     
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    I want a document with this on my desktop.
     
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    Here, Windows Key BG.jpg use this as you wallpaper;)
     
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    Seriously, I copied/paste all of @sharpcolorado 's shortcuts to a word document.
    Send me a PM if you want me to email it to you, or you can copy/paste one for yourself.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Windows logo character counts as an image, of which I can only post 25 on a page. That is why I put the list into three parts.
     
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    Wonderful! I use multiple monitors and use themes to get a little variation. Wonder if there is a hack that let's you make it a permanent wallpaper on one of the monitors?
     

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