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14 Things You Didn’t Know You can Do With the Win Key in Windows 7

By Debjit on September 29th, 2009 

windows 7 win keyWindows 7 is creating new waves all around the world. We feel that this new baby from Miscrosoft is the next best OS from the time they had launched their (now discontinued) Windows XP. In this article we will tell you about 14 ways in which you could use the Win Key on your keyboard to do things faster in Windows 7.  The Win Key (along with a combination of other keys) on your keyboard can now be used to perform a variety of functions in Windows 7. Here we list them one by one.

Win+D - Minimize all windows and show the desktop

Windows Key on your keyboard

Windows Key on your keyboard

Win+E - Launch Explorer with Computer as the focus

Win+F - Launch a search window

Win+G - Cycle through gadgets

Win+L - Lock the desktop

Win+M - Minimize the current window

Win+R - Open the Run window

Win+Space - Aero Peek the desktop

Win+T - Cycle through task bar opening Aero Peek for each running item

Win+U - Open the Ease of Use center

Ctrl+Win+Tab - Open persistent task selection window, roll mouse over each icon to preview item and minimize others

Win+Shift+arrow - Move current window to alternate screen

Win+h - Moves current window to full screen

Win+i - Restore current full screen window to normal size (minimize current window if not full screen)

We often use the Win + L key combination to lock screens in case we need to leave our desktops and go around. This gives a level of security to your current work and open windows.

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14 Things You Didn’t Know You can Do With the Win Key in Windows 7 was originally published on on September 29, 2009 - 3:06 pm (Indian Standard Time)