What does the "Windows" key do on my keyboard?
This question was answered on July 13, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Newer computer systems may have a key that has the Windows icon on it that generally resides at the bottom of the keyboard between the ALT and CTRL keys The is a "shortcut" key that has specific functions when used with other keys Here is a brief listing of some of the functions(Some functions may not work unless you are running Windows 98):
Windows key by itself: Display start menu
Windows D: Minimize or restore all Windows (Win98 only)
Windows E: Display Windows Explorer
Windows Tab: Cycle through buttons on taskbar
Windows F: Opens the Find window
Windows Ctrl F: Display find: computer
Windows F1: Display help for Windows
Windows R: Open Run window
Windows break: Open system properties window
Windows shift M: Undo minimize all windows
Other helpful shortcuts that work in virutally any program are:
F1: Help for the current program
F3: Open the Find Window
F5: Refresh the current screen
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on July 13, 2000
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