Windows Keyboard

The Windows Key (WinKey) keyboard shortcuts below are for Windows 7

Key Strokes Description
WinKey Displays the Start menu.
WinKey + Pause/Break Displays System Properties dialog box.
WinKey + Ctrl + F Displays Search for computer.
WinKey + D Minimizes or restore all windows*
WinKey + E Displays Windows Explorer.
WinKey + F Displays Search for files.
WinKey + F1 Display Help and Support Center.
WinKey + L Lock the workstation.
WinKey + M  Minimizes all of the windows*.
WinKey + R Displays Run dialog box.
WinKey + Shift + M Undo minimize all windows.
WinKey + Tab  Cycles through applications using Flip3D.


The Windows Key (WinKey) keyboard shortcuts below are for Windows 8

Key Strokes Description
WinKey Displays the Start screen.
WinKey + Pause/Break Displays System Properties page.
WinKey + D Displays the Desktop from the Start screen.
WinKey + E Displays Windows Explorer.
WinKey + F Displays Search for files and folder.
WinKey + F1 Displays Help and Support Center.
WinKey + L Lock the workstation.
WinKey + M  Minimizes all of the windows on the desktop*.
WinKey + R Displays Run dialog box.
WinKey + Tab  Lists the currently running applications.
WinKey+ PrtScrn
Takes a screenshot and saves it in the Screenshots folder under the Pictures folder.
Note: On a Windows 8 tablet to take a screenshot, press the Windows button and the volume-down button simultaneously on the tablet chassis.
WinKey + Q
Displays the Global Search menu.
WinKey + W
Displays the System Settings menu.    
WinKey + , (comma)
Makes all windows transparent.
WinKey + . (period)
Toggles the current window to the right or left side.
WinKey + XDisplays the Quick Access menu.
Note: Similar to right-clicking on the bottom right corner of the screen to view the Quick Access Menu.
WinKey + I
Displays the Settings menu.
WinKey + OLocks the orientation for devices with an accelerometer.

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