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WINDOWS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
(WIN means the Windows key)

Shortcut Keys  Description
WIN + D  Minimizes all windows and returns the user to the desktop.
WIN + M Minimizes all windows.
WIN + SHIFT + M Undo the minimize.
WIN + E Open Microsoft Explorer.
WIN + Tab Flip 3D
WIN + Shift + Tab Persistent Flip 3D
WIN + F Display the Windows Search / Find feature.
WIN + CTRL + F  Display the search for computers window.
WIN + F1 Display the Microsoft Windows help.
WIN + R Open the run window.
WIN + Pause / Break  Open the system properties window.
WIN + U Open Utility Manager. (In XP starts the Narrator)
WIN + L Lock the computer (Windows XP and above only).

 

The following were added with Windows 7 Aero

WIN + Home Clear all but the active window
WIN + Space All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop
WIN + Up Maximize the active window
WIN + Down Minimize the active window or restore the window if it's maximized
WIN + Left Dock the active window to the eft side of screen
WIN + Right Dock the active window to the right side of the screen
WIN + Shift UP Maximize vertical size of window
WIN + Shift Down Restore vertical size
WIN + Shift Left Move window to left monitor
WIN + Shift Right Move window to right monitor
WIN + T  Shift focus to and scroll through items on the taskbar
WIN + P
Adjust presentation settings for your display
WIN + Shift + T As above but in reverse order
WIN + + Zoom in
WIN + - Zoom out
WIN + X Mobility center
WIN + G Show desktop gadgets
WIN + = Magnifier
Shift+Click a taskbar item:
Open a new instance of that particular application
WIN + Any Number Open corresponding taskbar pinned program
   
   
   
   

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