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Useful Windows Logo Key (Start Button) Shortcuts !!



Windows Logo Key, Start Button, Start Key


If you want to be an expert in Windows Operating System you should be familiar with the Windows Keyboard Shortcuts. Certainly shortcuts are very useful to operate a PC perfectly. If you know the shortcuts it will be very handy to use the Windows. 

I personally always value the shortcuts. Because I have a lot of works to do and those shortcuts are very useful for me. Keyboard shortcuts enhance my PC experience. 

A common example: Press Windows Logo Key + Pause to open Properties Window. This is very handy in compared to Right Click on My Computer Icon > Choose Properties from the menu. 

Today's topic is the Shortcuts related to Windows Logo Key or Start Button Shortcuts. Don't make mistake. This list contains the most useful shortcuts related to Start Key. There are other shortcuts too. But I think those are not essential. I summarize the essential part for you. Source: Microsoft 



Windows Logo Key/ Start Key Shortcuts
Try to Memorize them (Good Luck)

Key Combination Action
Description: Picture of Windows logo key Open/ Close Start Menu
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + C Open the Charm (Win 8)
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + D Show the desktop
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + E Open Computer/ My Computer
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + F Open Windows Search Option
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + G Cycle through Gadgets (If any)
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + I Open the Settings Menu (Win 8)
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + L Lock Computer
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + M Minimize all Windows
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Shift + M Restore Minimized Window
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + P Choose a Presentation Display Mode
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Q Search Apps (Win 8)
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + R Open the Run
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + T Cycle through Programs Pinned to the Task bar
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + U Open Ease of Access Center
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + W Search Settings (Win 8)
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + X Windows Mobility Center/ Power Menu in Win 8
Description: Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Numeric Key Open app on the Task Bar (Start + 1/ 2/ 3 etc.)
Description: Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Print Screen Take Screenshots and Auto Save to My Picture
Description: Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Pause Display the System Properties dialog box.
Description: Picture of Windows logo key+ Tab Cycle through running programs
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Spacebar Preview the desktop/ Switch Language
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Up Arrow Maximize the window
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Left Arrow
Maximize the window to the left side of the screen
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Right Arrow Maximize the window to the right of the screen
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Down Arrow Minimize the window
Description: Picture of Windows logo key + Home Minimize all Windows except the Active One


Note: Most of these shortcuts are compatible with all versions of Windows (from Win XP to 8). But some of them are very specific to Windows 8. And some of them are not compatible with Windows 8. 


Tips to Memorize: Sometimes shortcuts are very difficult to memorize. Few of them are not memorable at all. Because you find no meaning to them. 

For example- Start + E to open Computer. What is the relation between E and My Computer. Here E means Explorer. That means Start + E to open Windows Explorer to explore your files and folders in your hard disk drives! 

Thus you can relate most of the key combination with the desired action. Some of them are as below:

  • Start + D means Desktop
  • Start + M means Minimize
  • Start + F means Find
  • Start + L means Lock


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