Windows Logo Key Shortcuts

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's list of the Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts.

❖ Window+Tab Show all windows.
❖ Window+d Show desktop by minimize all windows.
❖ Window+m Minimize all windows.
❖ Window+Shift+m restores Minimize all windows, if pressed right away after ❖ Window+m
❖ Window+Home Hide all other windows. Press again to show.
❖ Window+ Maximize window.
❖ Window+ Restore window size.
❖ Window+Shift+ Maximize window vertically.
❖ Window+Shift+ Restore vertical size or hide window.
❖ Window+ Align window to the left side, max it vertically.
❖ Window+ Align window to the right side, max it vertically.
❖ Window+Shift+ Move window to the previous monitor.
❖ Window+Shift+ Move window to the next monitor.
❖ Window Start menu.
❖ Window+r Run program by name.
❖ Window+e open file explorer.
❖ Window+1 to 9 and 0 Launch/Switch taskbar app 1, 2 etc. 0 is 10th.
❖ Window+Shift+1 to 9 and 0 Start a new taskbar app 1, 2, etc. 0 is 10th.
❖ Window+Alt+1 to 9 and 0 list options for taskbar app 1, 2, etc. 0 is 10th.
❖ Window+t Cycle thru apps on task bar.
❖ Window+Shift+s Start screenshot.
❖ Window+PrintScreen Screenshot whole screen to file, at ~/Pictures/Screenshots/ folder.
❖ Window+Alt+PrintScreen Screenshot current window to file, at ~/Videos/Captures/ folder.
❖ Window+= screen zoom-in.
❖ Window+- screen zoom-out.
❖ Window+Escape Exit screen zoom.
❖ Window+v Paste from clipboard history. Must turn on clipboard history in [settings, system, clickboard].
❖ Window+. Open emoji panel.
❖ Window+L Lock screen.
❖ Window+a Open action center (notifications).
❖ Window+h Start dictation.
❖ Window+s Open search.
❖ Window+g Open game bar.
❖ Window+k Open the Connect quick action.
❖ Window+Space Switch language or keyboard layout.
❖ Window+Pause Open System Properties.
❖ Window+i Open settings.
❖ Window+u Open display settings.
❖ Window+x Opens Quick Link menu.
❖ Window+x f Apps and features
❖ Window+x o Power options
❖ Window+x v Event viewer
❖ Window+x y System
❖ Window+x m Device manager
❖ Window+x w Network connections
❖ Window+x k Disk management
❖ Window+x g Computer management
❖ Window+x i Windows PowerShell
❖ Window+x a Windows PowerShell (Admin)
❖ Window+x t Task manager
❖ Window+x n Settings
❖ Window+x e File explorer
❖ Window+x s Search
❖ Window+x r Run
❖ Window+x u i Sign out
❖ Window+x u s Sleep
❖ Window+x u u Shutdown
❖ Window+x u r Restart
❖ Window+x d Desktop
❖ Window+b Select the first icon in the Notification Area.
❖ Window+p Choose a presentation display mode (set screen to clone on 2nd monitor, etc.).
❖ Window+f Open feedback.
❖ Window+Alt+Enter Start Windows Media Center interface.
❖ Window+F1 Open Windows Help.
❖ Window+Ctrl+f Open Search for Computers. Requires Active Directory Domain Services.
Ctrl+❖ Window+Shift+Return to launch as administrator.
Ctrl+❖ Window+Shift+1 to launch the first application of the menu bar as administrator (2 for the second etc.)

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