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Use handy Windows shortcut keys

This page is part of a 7-part story, 7 things you can do to make Windows 7 (and other versions) easier to use.

Applies to: All, with Windows Enhanced Keyboard connected.
Why? Because it provides several useful shortcuts that makes living with Windows a bit easier.
How? Learn and use the available shortcut keys.
The misunderstood and mostly ignored Windows Logo Key () is one of my favorite keys.

  • Example: I use the Windows-M key to minimize all open windows to the taskbar, revealing a clean desktop. You can then open another application window, perform some tasks, then when you want to restore your previous window arrangement, you can use Windows-Shift-M keys to restore the windows that were originally on the desktop. Think of it as a built-in Boss Key.

More info

Here are links describing the keyboard shortcuts you can use: