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Microsoft Windows Logo Key Shortcuts


Shortcuts in Microsoft Windows are used to navigate easily and execute commands.

The windows Logo key is a powerful tool on keyboards if you know the shortcut.

People that are novice to Windows logo key shortcuts and other shortcuts uses Cortana search box on the Start Menu.

To provide quicker and easier method of executing commands, the following shows complete list of windows Logo Key shortcuts.

Windows logo key : Open or close Start

Windows logo key + A : Open Action center

Windows logo key + B : Set focus in the notification area

Windows logo key + C : Open Cortana in listening mode(This shortcut is turned off by default.)

Windows logo key + Shift + C : Open the charms menu

Windows logo key + D : Display and hide the desktop

Windows logo key + Alt + D : Display and hide the date and time on the desktop

Windows logo key + E : Open File Explorer

Windows logo key + F : Open Feedback Hub

Windows logo key + G : Open Game bar when a game is open

Windows logo key + I : Open Settings

Windows logo key + J : Set focus to a Windows tip when one is available. When a Windows tip appears, bring focus to the Tip. Pressing the keyboard shortcuts again to bring focus to the element on the screen to which the Windows tip is anchored.

Windows logo key + K : Open the Connect quick action

Windows logo key + L : Lock your PC or switch accounts.

Windows logo key + M : Minimize all windows

Windows logo key + O : Lock device orientation

Windows logo key + P : Choose a presentation display mode

Windows logo key + R : Open the Run dialog box

Windows logo key + : Open search

Windows logo key + T : Cycle through apps on the taskbar

Windows logo key + U : Open Ease of Access Center

Windows logo key + V : Cycle through notifications

Windows logo key + Shift + V : Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Windows logo key + X : Open the Quick Link menu

Windows logo key + Z : Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode
Windows logo key + comma (,) : Temporarily peek at the desktop

Windows logo key + Pause : Display the System Properties dialog box

Windows logo key + Ctrl + F : Search for PCs (if you are on a network)
Ok

Windows logo key + Shift + M : Restore minimized windows on the desktop

Windows logo key + number : Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.

Windows logo key + Shift + number : Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key + Ctrl + number : Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key + Alt + number : Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + number : Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator

Windows logo key + Tab : Open Task view

Windows logo key + Up arrow : Maximize the window

Windows logo key + Down arrow : Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window

Windows logo key + Left arrow : Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen

Windows logo key + Right arrow : Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen

Windows logo key + Home : Minimize all except the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)

Windows logo key + Shift + Up arrow : Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen

Windows logo key + Shift + Down arrow : Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width

Windows logo key + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrow : Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another

Windows logo key + Spacebar : Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows logo key + Ctrl + Spacebar : Change to a previously selected input

Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter : Open Narrator

Windows logo key + forward slash (/) : Begin IME reconversion

Windows logo key + plus (+) or minus (-) : Zoom in or out using Magnifier

Windows logo key + Esc : Exit Magnifier

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