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Win — open/ close menu “start” in Windows 8.1 — open the previous window;

Win + A to open the notification Center (the Windows 10);

Win + B — select the first icon in the notification area (you can then switch between icons arrow keys);

Win + Ctrl + B — switch to a program that displays a message in the notification area;

Win + C — to show sidebar “Charm Bar” (in Windows 8 and 8.1), Windows 10 — Cortana to call (when using a supported language);

Win + D — show desktop (instantly minimize all open Windows);

Win + E — open file Explorer in Windows 10 by default opens the quick access Toolbar»;

Win + F to open “find files»;

Win + Ctrl + F to open Search for computers»;

Win + G — display gadgets on top of other Windows (only in Windows 7 and Vista); to open game panel, Windows 10;

Win + K — open the new menu “start” — “Connection” (in Windows 8, 8.1);

Win + L — switch user or lock workstation;

Win + M — minimize all Windows;

Win + ? Shift + M — restore after minimizing the window;

Win + O — disable screen rotation (turn off the gyro reaction to the tablets);

Win + P to switch modes with an external monitor/ projector (only in Windows 7 and newer);

Win + Q — open search panel for installed software (tested on Windows 8);

Win + R — open the window “Run»;

Win + T to switch the focus to the taskbar (only Windows 7 and newer);

Win + U — open ease of access Center;

Win + W — open the Windows Ink Workspace (note, the screen);

Win + X — open mobile Windows application (for mobile computers only in Windows Vista and 7);

Win + Y — open the Yahoo! Messenger (if installed).

Win + Pause — open system properties;

Win + F1 — open help and support Windows;

Win + 1 … 0 — start/ switch to program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number (only in Windows Vista and later);