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Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Steve
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Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Ever wondered what the windows keys do on your keyboard?? Fear no more here is my handy helpful list for you, Enjoy!!
Logo Key Combinations
Logo key
Open or close the Start menu
Logo key + Pause/Break
Opens the System properties window
Logo key + B
Moves focus to Notification Area on the taskbar
Ctrl + Logo key + B
Switch focus to the program that displayed a message in the notification area
Logo key + D
Toggles to Show Desktop and restore desktop
Logo key + M
Minimize all opened windows
Logo key + Shift + M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop
Logo key + E
Open Window Explorer to Libraries Computer
Logo key + F
Open Search window
Ctrl + Logo key + F
Search for computers (if you are on a network)
Logo key + G
Displays desktop gadgets
Logo key + L
Lock your computer or switch users
Logo key + P
Displays desktop to projector display presentation switch window.
Logo key + R
Open Run command window
Logo key + T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar. Press Enter to open the one selected.
Logo key + Shift + T
Cycle backwards through programs on the taskbar. Press Enter to open the one selected.
Logo key + Tab
Cycle through open windows by using Flip 3D
Ctrl+Logo key + Tab
Use the tab or arrow keys to cycle through open windows by using Flip 3D. Press enter or click on the first window to open the window in the front.
Logo key + U
Open Ease of Access Center
Logo key + X
Open Windows Mobility Center
Logo key + Spacebar
Press and hold for a Desktop Preview. Also known as Aero Peak.
Logo key + 1 to 0
Opens the program pinned to the taskbar that corresponds to the order that they are in from left (1) to right (0) on the taskbar. 0 is for 10.
Ctrl+Logo key + 1 to 0
Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar that corresponds to the order that they are in from left (1) to right (0) on the taskbar. 0 is for 10.
Shift + Logo key + 1 to 0
Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar that corresponds to the order that they are in from left (1) to right (0) on the taskbar. 0 is for 10. If the program is already running, switch to that program.
Logo key + ←
Docks and undocks current active window to the left side of the screen.
Logo key + Shift+ ←
Moves the current active window over one monitor to the left.
Logo key + →
Docks and undocks current active window to the right side of the screen.
Logo key , →, Enter
Shutdown (only if the default setting hasn't been changed)
Logo key , →, →, R
Restart
Logo key , →, →, S
Sleep
Logo key , →, →, W
Switch Users
Logo key + Shift+ →
Moves the current active window over one monitor to the right.
Logo key + ↑
Maximizes current active window to full screen.
Logo key + Shift + ↑
Maximizes current active window vertically.
Logo key + Shift + ↓
Restores vertically maximized current active window back to the way it was before maximized vertically.
Logo key + ↓
Minimizes current active window to taskbar.
Logo key + Home
Toggles minimize and restore not active open windows.
Logo key + +
Zoom in
Logo key + -
Zoom out
Logo key + =
Open Magnifier
Red indicates a Windows 7 shortcut
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

It's impossible to remember all of these key combinations and many of them are just as easily done with a single mouse click, so here are my top four (that I could actually get to work).
Quote from: Steve
Logo Key Combinations
color=red]Minimize all opened windows[/color]
Logo key + Shift + M
Logo key + R
Open Run command window
Logo key + +
Zoom in
Logo key + -
Zoom out
Red indicates a Windows 7 shortcut
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Am I the only one who finds it totally impossible to remember all or any of these keyboard shortcuts?  Embarrassed
I have a chart that I compiled and I used to have a Computeractive mouse mat with them on but still I cannot absorb them.
The only ones that I can recall (and use) are cut, copy and paste, select all, print, close current page.
Oh and the task manager one too.
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

No, you're not the only one poppy. I've never used a keyboard 'short cut' since the mouse was invented. 
Remember you are unique - just like everyone else
Steve
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Quote from: ReedRichards
(that I could actually get to work).
What do you mean ones that actually work, I take that as an insult on my intelligence, They ALL work.
The theory is to remember a few that may be beneficial to you like being able to lock your screen without mouse clicking!!
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

For information security reasons, we instructed to lock our computers whenever we leave our desks for any reason at all.  Until recently, the quickest way i knew to do this was  ctrl alt dlt, then enter, but then someone told me about the windows/L combination.  It's now second nature to press those 2 keys as I stand up from my desk.
John
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Do you work for MI5?

pierre_pierre
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

John works for Essex consumer protection - trading standards
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Same here - everyone is instructed to lock their keyboards when AFK.
B.
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Quote from: Steve
Quote from: ReedRichards
(that I could actually get to work).
What do you mean ones that actually work, I take that as an insult on my intelligence, They ALL work.

No insult intended.  I couldn't get Logo Key + Pause/Break to work when I tried it earlier.  It works now but I have rebooted the computer a few times in the interim.
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Does anyone care to add any that are missing here?
http://community.plus.net/library/windows/windows-7-shortcuts/
Smiley
Steve
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Certainly Andrew I will add to there when Ive the time Smiley
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Quote from: Barry
Same here - everyone is instructed to lock their keyboards when AFK.
B.

Same here - they also lock after 5mins inactivity too.
gswindale
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

I struggle with the difference between
start+d
and
start+m
they both seem to have the same effect
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Re: Windows 7 Logo Key Combos

Not a logo key but one I use: CTRL+Shift+Esc
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