Thursday, August 21, 2008

Make Use Of Your Windows Key

The Windows logo key, located in the bottom row of most computer keyboards is a little-used treasure. Don't' ignore it. It is the shortcut anchor for the following commands:

Windows: Display the Start menu 
Windows + D: Minimize or restore all windows 
Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer 
Windows + F: Display Search for files 
Windows + Ctrl + F: Display Search for computer 
Windows + F1: Display Help and Support Center 
Windows + R: Display Run dialog box 
Windows + break: Display System Properties dialog box 
Windows + shift + M: Undo minimize all windows 
Windows + L: Lock the workstation 
Windows + U: Open Utility Manager 
Windows + Q: Quick switching of users (Powertoys only) 
Windows + Q: Hold Windows Key, then tap Q to scroll thru the different users on your PC

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