The Use of Keyboard Shortcuts with Windows Logo Key

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This Windows Logo Key (aka Win-Key) is getting more and more use of on Windows and its application. And it gets utilized even much more in Windows 7. Almost each function and the new feature in Windows 7 have the keyboard shortcuts alternative that does the same thing, a lot of which are the combination of Windows Logo Key and the letters. Here are the numbers of them in Windows 7 that are quite commonly used.

Win + UOpen the Ease of Access Center
Win + TabAero 3D program flipper
Win + PauseDisplay System Properties dialog box
Win + DDisplay 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 that program.
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 + Plus / MinusZoom in / out

Enjoy the Win-Key key and you may find some more hidden tricks.

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