Part 3: Windows Key Windows Shortcuts to Save You Time!

Part 3: Windows Key Windows Shortcuts to Save You Time!

Last blog entry was on ALT and SHIFT keys Window shortcuts. Lastly it's time for the Windows Key Shortcuts.

A few terms I'll use include:

Active Window: Your current Window. Say you have a bunch of File Explorer Windows open - the active one is the one you last clicked on.

Window: File Explorer.

Program: Examples include Microsoft Word, Excel,  Internet Explorer, and Solitaire. 

Item: Examples include a folder, a shortcut, a file. 

 

WINDOWS KEY SHORTCUTS

 

Windows Key: Open and Close the Start Menu

Windows Key + Pause: Opens the Computer Systems Properties Window.

Windows Key + D: Show/ Hide the Desktop.

Windows Key + L:  Locks your computer.

Windows Key + P: Pick a Display Mode.

Windows Key + R: Opens the 'Run' Window where you can input various commands including 'cmd' which opens the Command Prompt Windows.

Windows Key + T: Go through Programs/ Shortcuts in the Taskbar. Once desired Program/ Shortcut has been highlighted press 'Enter' to open it.

Windows Key + UP ARROW: Maximize currently selected Window.

Windows Key + DOWN ARROW: Minimize currently selected Window.

Windows Key + LEFT ARROW: Currently selected Window will dock to the left side of the screen.

Windows Key + RIGHT SCREEN: Currently selected Window will dock to the right side of the screen.