Windows logo shortcuts in Windows 7

Windows Logo key is the key on your keyboard between the left Ctrl and left Alt keys. On most of the keyboards it is also present to the right of the right Alt key. Because most of the new keyboards come with this key, Microsoft has increased the number of keyboard combination shortcuts that use the Windows logo key.

The following table lists all the shortcuts keys in Windows 7 which make use of the Windows logo key :

Shortcut Action performed
Windows logo key Toggle the Start Menu
Windows logo key + Pause Show the system information window
Windows logo key + D Toggle showing desktop by hiding all windows
Windows logo key + M Minimize all the windows at once
Windows logo key + Shift + M Reverse the action of Windows logo key + M
Windows logo key + E Open Windows Explorer
Windows logo key + F Open search results window
Ctrl + Windows logo key + F Search for computers (if on network)
Windows logo key + L Lock the computer
Windows logo key + R Open the run dialog
Windows logo key + T Cycle through the programs in the Windows’ taskbar
Windows logo key + Tab Cycle through all open windows in Flip 3D
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Tab Open Flip-3D to choose a window using arrow keys
Windows logo key + Spacebar Aero peek
Windows logo key + U Open Ease of Access in the Control Panel
Windows logo key + X Open Windows Mobility Center
Windows logo key + Number Open program in position number in the taskbar
Shift + Windows logo key + Number Start new instance of program in position number in the taskbar
Windows logo key + P Choose projector display settings
Windows logo key + B Focus on system tray icons to select using arrow keys

For more information about various Windows 7 hotkeys, you can visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts.

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