If you have a keyboard with a Windows key, you may or may not know that it can be used in a couple of useful shortcuts.

What annoys me is that the former takes way too long, much longer than the traditional method of right-clicking the Start button. Not sure why, but it’s annoying.


4 Responses to “Windows+E”

  1. Rob on November 27th, 2006 10:50

    Windows + D takes you back to the desktop, and on a second press restores things to how they were.

    Windows + M sucks for two reasons:

    1. If you’ve got more than one monitor it doesn’t seem to minimise anything that’s not on the ‘primary display’

    2. A second press does nothing.


  2. Dan on November 28th, 2006 02:48

    Good one, Rob. But you didn’t answer my question about the delay with Windows+E…

  3. elise on November 29th, 2006 06:03

    after years of finding the Windows key extraneous, i finally started using some of those shortcuts last year. naturally, once i was used to them, i happened to get a new StinkPad whose keyboard has a noticeably absent Windows key.
    oh, well…

  4. Dan on November 29th, 2006 06:25

    There’s no explaining IBM…

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