Keyboard Shortcuts with Windows Logo Key

The Windows logo key (Win) is very often used in Windows and in third-party applications. This key is even more used in the family of modern Windows operating systems. Many operating system features have an alternative keyboard shortcut that does the same, many of which are a combination of a Windows logo key and letters. Here are the keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys that are commonly used.


Use this cheat sheet to learn important keyboard shortcuts with Windows Logo Key

Win + UOpen the Ease of Access Center
Win + TabAero 3D program flipper(Win7)/App Switcher
Win + PauseDisplay ‘System Properties’ dialog
Win + DShow Desktop
Win + MMinimize all windows
Win + EOpen Windows Explorer
Win + FSearch for a file or folder
Win + LLock the computer
Win + ROpen the Run dialog box
Win + TCycle through programs on the taskbar
Win + numberStart the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to its window.
Alt + Win + numberOpen the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Ctrl + Win + BSwitch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
Win + SpacebarPreview the desktop
Win + Up ArrowMaximize the window
Win + Left ArrowSnap the window to the left side of the screen
Win + Right ArrowSnap the window to the right side of the screen
Win + Down ArrowMinimize the window
Win + HomeAero shake, minimize all but the active window
Win + Shift + UpStretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen
Win + Shift + Left or Right ArrowMove a window from one monitor to another
Win + GCycle through gadgets(Win 7)
Win + Plus / MinusZoom in / out

Use the Win key to save your time.

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Author: The MFTNEXT Team

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