Don’t Ignore the Windows Logo Key

The Windows logo key, located in the bottom row of most computer keyboards is a little-used treasure. Don’t ignore it. It is the shortcut anchor for the following commands:

  • Windows: Display the Start menu
  • Windows + D: Minimize or restore all windows
  • Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer
  • Windows + F: Display Search for files
  • Windows + Ctrl + F: Display Search for computer
  • Windows + F1: Display Help and Support Center
  • Windows + R: Display Run dialog box
  • Windows + break: Display System Properties dialog box
  • Windows + shift + M: Undo minimize all windows
  • Windows + L: Lock the workstation
  • Windows + U: Open Utility Manager