Most Useful ⊞ Windows Key Shortcuts That You Never Knew
Many people know that ⊞Windows Key is used to open or close the start menu. But do you know you can use ⊞Windows Key with the combinations of other keys like alphabet keys (A-Z), arrow keys, number keys (0-9), etc, as shortcut keys for many purposes? We can use ⊞ Windows Key Shortcuts for different purposes. You should know various uses of these keys so that you can save time. Let’s discuss these shortcut keys one by one.
1. ⊞ Windows Key with Number keys
You can open the programs pinned in the taskbar with the combination of ⊞ Windows Key with number keys (0-9). If you press ⊞Windows Key with number 1 Key, then the first program pinned in the taskbar will open. The number in this key combination represents the position of the program pinned at the taskbar. For instance, if you want to open the program pinned at 4th position in the taskbar then you should press ⊞ Windows Key and number 4 Key. With this, the program at number 4 will be open. Similarly, when you press ⊞ Windows Key and number 2 Key, the program pinned at 2nd position will get open. So, you can open the rest of the programs pinned to the taskbar by pressing ⊞ Windows Key with the position of that program on the taskbar.
With the key combination of ⊞ Windows Key with arrow keys, you can minimize, maximize or snap the active window to the left or right of the screen. If you want to maximize the active window, then press ⊞ Windows Key and up arrow. If you want to resize the active window then you need to press ⊞ Windows Key and down arrow and if you press this key combination again then the active window will get minimize. If you press ⊞Windows Key and left arrow, then the active window will snap to the left-hand side of the screen and if you want to snap the active window to the right-hand side, then press ⊞Windows Key and right arrow.
3. ⊞ Windows Key with A Key
When you press ⊞ Windows Key and A Key, then the Action Centre will get open. You will see various settings like brightness, VPN, Connect, location, etc. Therefore, by using a simple key combination you can open the Action Center and can access various settings. This Shortcut key is applicable for Windows 10.
4. ⊞ Windows Key with D Key
If you press ⊞ Windows Key and D Key, then all opened window will get minimize and if you press ⊞ Windows Key and D Key again then all the minimized windows will get open.
With the help of ⊞ Windows Key and E Key combination, you can open the File Explorer directly on your screen. Therefore, whenever you want to open File Explorer, you just only need to press ⊞ Windows Key and E Key.
6. ⊞ Windows Key with Tab Key
This key combination is very important and useful for you. If you want to view the open tasks in your computer in a single frame and want to switch between these tasks then you need to press ⊞ Windows Key and Tab Key.
7. ⊞ Windows Key with P Key
This key combination is useful for people who give a presentation in the office and want to connect their PC with the projector. With the help of ⊞Windows Key and P Key combination, you can switch operating mode. This key combination helps you when you need to connect your laptop or pc display to a projector or a T.V.
When you press ⊞ Windows Key and R Key, then Run will get open on your screen and you can jump in you any software you like.
9. ⊞ Windows Key with (+) or (-) Keys
This combination will Zoom in and Zoom out the screen with the help of magnifier, which means when you press ⊞ Windows Key and (+) Key, then magnifier will open and you can magnify your screen and after this, if you press ⊞ Windows Key and (-) Key, and then this will zoom out the screen.
10. ⊞ Windows Key with X Key
If you press ⊞ Windows Key and X Key, then this will opens a window containing options like mobility center, device manager, settings, etc. So, with the help of this key combination, you can directly go to various options like device manager, mobility center, command prompt, etc. This will happen for Windows 8 or 10. For window 7, if you press ⊞ Windows Keywith X Key, the Windows Mobility Center will open.