Windows key keyboard shortcuts

by Nirmala 2010-04-30 10:44:06

Shortcut KeysDescription
WINKEYPressing the Windows key alone will open Start.
WINKEY + F1Opens the Microsoft Windows help and support center.
WINKEY + F3Opens the Advanced find window in Microsoft Outlook.
WINKEY + D Brings the desktop to the top of all other windows.
WINKEY + MMinimizes all windows.
WINKEY + SHIFT + MUndo the minimize done by WINKEY + M and WINKEY + D.
WINKEY + EOpen Microsoft Explorer.
WINKEY + TabCycle through open programs through the taskbar.
WINKEY + FDisplay the Windows Search / Find feature.
WINKEY + CTRL + F Display the search for computers window.
WINKEY + F1Display the Microsoft Windows help.
WINKEY + ROpen the run window.
WINKEY + Pause / Break key Open the system properties window.
WINKEY + UOpen Utility Manager.
WINKEY + LLock the computer (Windows XP and above only).
WINKEY + PQuickly change between monitor display types. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + LEFT ARROWShrinks the window to 1/2 screen on the left side for side by side viewing. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + RIGHT ARROWShrinks the window to 1/2 screen on the right side for side by side viewing. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + UP ARROWWhen in the side by side viewing mode, this shortcut takes the screen back to full size. (Windows 7 only)
WINKEY + DOWN ARROWMinimizes the screen.  Also, when in the side by side viewing mode, this shortcut takes the screen back to a minimized size. (Windows 7 only)

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