Windows Logo Key Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows logo key, in my opinion is the most important key as I used it most frequently not only because I can open the start menu from the Windows logo key but it also makes so many shortcuts that are so useful in everyday system usage. Let’s take a look at a few of the Windows logo shortcuts which are very useful for everyday use. Please note that most of these shortcuts will work on every version of Windows from Windows XP through Windows 7 but some of the shortcuts will be specifically for Windows 7.

Windows Logo Key Keyboard Shortcuts

winorb Opens the Start Menu
winorb +Pause Key Opens the System Properties dialog box.
winorb +E Opens Windows Explorer (My Computer)
winorb +F Search for a file or folder
Ctrl+winorb+F Search for network computers
winorb +L Lock the computer/Switch users
winorb +R Open Run Dialog box
winorb +T Cycle through open programs in the task bar
winorb +D Display Desktop
winorb +M Minimize all windows
winorb +Shift+M Restore minimized windows
winorb +number Start the program pinned to the taskbar (according to sequence number mentioned)
Shift+winorb+number Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar (according to sequence number mentioned)
Ctrl+winorb+number Switch to the last active windows of the program pinned to the taskbar (according to the sequence number mentioned)
Alt+winorb+number Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar (according to the sequence number mentioned)
winorb+Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar using Aero Flip 3D
Ctrl+winorb+Tab Same as winorb+Tab but you can select the flipped windows with the mouse
Ctrl+winorb+B Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area
winorb+Spacebar Preview the desktop
winorb+Up Arrow Maximize the active window
winorb+Left Arrow Maximize the windows to the left of the screen
winorb+Right Arrow Maximize the window to the right of the screen
winorb+Down Arrow Minimize the window
winorb+Shift+Up Arrow Stretch the windows to the top and bottom of the screen
winorb+Shift+Down Arrow Un-stretch and restore the top an bottom stretch
winorb+P Select between different multiple display modes
winorb+Shift+Left Arrow/Right Arrow Move the windows from one display to another
winorb+G Cycle through gadgets
winorb+U Open ease of access center
winorb+M Minimize all windows except the active one
winorb+X Open Windows Mobility Center

These are the Windows Logo shortcuts that I came across in my Windows 7. If anyone has a shortcut to share regarding the Windows Logo key, please share it in comments. I am compiling other lists of shortcuts which I will be publishing soon. Some of the lists include General Keyboard shortcuts, Dialog box Keyboard shortcuts, Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts, Wordpad, Paint, Help View, Calculator keyboard shortcuts etc. If you have compiled your own set of keyboard shortcuts, please let me know and I’m willing to publish them on Technize.

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