The University Libraries’ Desktop Support Specialist Matt Davis shares his 5 favorite Windows Logo Key shortcuts. When used alone, the Windows key will open up the Start menu, but when combined with other keys, it does so much more.
Below are 5 helpful Windows Logo key shortcuts that will make you more productive.
- Windows Logo key + D
- Minimize everything, showing you the desktop.
- Bonus! Windows Logo key + Space
- Allows you to preview your Desktop without actually minimizing any applications.
- Windows Logo key + L
- Lock your screen, ensuring no one can access your computer without your password while you step away.
- Windows Logo key + arrow keys (← →)
- Neatly move your active window to only take up 50% of the left or right side of your window.
- Windows Logo key + Tab
- Works like Alt+Tab but gives you a nice visual to help you see the active programs as you shuffle through them.
- Windows Logo key + E
- Open a new instance of Windows Explorer showing you any CD/DVD, flash drive, or network share installed.