Windows Logo Key Shortcuts

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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
❖ 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
❖ Window+x e
File explorer
❖ Window+x s
❖ Window+x r
❖ Window+x u i
Sign out
❖ Window+x u s
❖ Window+x u u
❖ Window+x u r
❖ Window+x d
❖ 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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