Some nice useable shortcuts using Windows key on the keyboard
Today’s tip is about running some of the commands quickly using Windows key (key with Windows symbols on it) along with the key depending on the desired command execution. These shortcut keys in the alphabetical sequence are -
Windows Key + d —> Desktop (A good function that can make your desktop appear by minimizing all the open windows)
Windows key + e —> Opens My Computer (To check your storage devices etc.)
Windows key + f —> Opens Search window (To search files and folders)
Windows key + l —> Lock your computer or switch between users (Use it if you are going away for sometime or want other user to use the PC)
Windows key + m —> Minimizes all the open windows and brings desktop
Windows key + r —> Run a command from the Run dialog box
The Windows key is the key with typical Windows logo on it, i.e., . For above functions, you have to keep the Windows key pressed when pressing any other key. You can release the two keys after the desired window has appeared or function has been done.
Now, some of the functions can also be done after the Windows key has been pressed once to make the Start menu appear. It can then be released and the corresponding underlined character key be pressed to run the command as shown below.
Windows Key, u –> Shutdown
Windows key, h –> Help and Support
Windows key, c –> Reaching Search menu or other programs starting with C in the Start menu (example Creative Mediasource Go)
Windows key, s –> Reaching Settings menu
Windows key, d –> Reaching Documents menu or programs starting with D in the Start menu
So, when next time you are interested in saving some of your seconds in Shutting down your PC, running a command in the Run window, taking Windows help or reaching some other commands as explained above, use Windows key and the required shortcut keys.
I hope that this tip helps you in saving some of your seconds. Also, it’s good to use keyboard after one has been using mouse for a long time
Till next tip, take care.
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