32 Secret Combinations That You Never Knew Existed On Your Keyboard

Not many of us actually bother about that key with the windows icon on a keyboard. But did you know it can help you perform innumerous functions?? Here is an extensive compilation of commands using the win key or command key which can perform several tasks in windows or OX and its convenient and easy rather than going to the control panel or start bar.

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1 Let’s try some of the shortcuts

Win — To open start menu in windows 8.1
Win + A — To open Action Center for Windows 10

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Win + B — Opens the first icon in the Notification Area. After that you can switch between icons using the arrow keys.

Win + Ctrl + B — Takes you to a program that has received new messages in the notification area

Win + C — Shows the Charm Bar. Can be used in windows and 8.1; in Windows 10 it opens Cortana but only if you’re using a supported language.

Win + D — Shows desktop and immediately minimizes all the opened windows.

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Have you tried any of these??? If you want more read on

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2 More Commands

Win + E — To open Windows Explorer in Windows 10. This will open Quick Launch by default;
Win + F — To open ’Find files and folders’;
Win + Ctrl + F —To Open ’Find computers’;

Win + G — This will bring all gadgets in process to the foreground. Applicable for Windows 7 and Vista. In Window 10 it opens the Game bar.


Win + K — To open a new Start menu
Win + L — This changes a user or locks the workstation;
Win + M — This minimizes all windows;
Win + ⇧ Shift + M — This will restore all minimized windows
Win + O — This locks device orientation and disables the gyroscope function on tablets

Win + P — This will switch operating modes to an external monitor/projector. Applicable to Windows 7 and above.

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Win + Q — opens Search charm for installed apps
Win + R — To open ’Run dialog’ box;
Win + T — This switches focus to the Taskbar
Win + U — To open Utility Manager;
Win + W — To open Windows Ink Workspace, notes, screenshots

Win + X — To opens the Windows Mobile Application Center. Applies only to mobile computers in Windows Vista and 7


Win + Y — starts Yahoo! Messenger

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3 More commands on an OS X keyboard

Now that you know the windows icon on a keyboard can perform so much, here are some useful tips using the OX command key an ox keyboard.

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Command + Up Arrow — Scrolls to the top of any webpage.
Command + Down Arrow — Scrolls to the bottom of any webpage.
Command + Semicolon — Runs through misspelled words in any given document.
Command + 1 (2, 3) — This is a shortcut to cycle through any open tabs you have in your browser. Command + 1 opens the first tab, Command + 2 takes you to the second, and so on.
Option + Delete — A keyboard shortcut that will delete one word at a time, instead of one letter at a time. This works for all OS X, be it Text Edit or even when typing a website into the browser’s URL bar.
Command + H — Hides all open windows from an active app.
Command + Shift + T — Instantly opens a recently closed tab in your browser. A real lifesaver if any window accidentally closes and you can’t remember the URL.

Command + F3 — A shortcut that instantly removes all app windows from view. To bring your apps back, press the keys again.

Option + Shift + Volume Up/Volume down — Increase or decrease volume on smaller decibels. Useful when trying adjust audio output correctly.

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