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For those unfamiliar with some of the top Windows Key keyboard shortcuts, try these:
|Activate the Start button.||Windows key|
|Launch Windows Explorer||Windows key + "E"|
|Minimize all open Windows||Windows key + "M"||Windows Key+"D"|
|Maximize all windows||Windows key+Shift+M|
|Windows Run Command Line||Windows key+"R"|
General Window's Application Shortcut keys.
|Closes Current Window||Ctrl-w|
|Bookmark Current Location||Ctrl-d|
|Forces Page Refresh||Ctrl-F5|
|Auto adds the www. & .com to URL||Ctrl-enter|
|Page Back / Forward||Alt-<left/right arrow>|
|Jumps to Home Page||Alt-home|
|Page Back / Forward||Shift-<mouse wheel>|
|Opens Link in a New Browser Window||Shift-(left-click)|
** Keyboard ShortCut Tutorial - Quick Access to a Calculator
There is one annoying limitation of setting up your own custom shortcut particularly if you want to keep it operative anytime you are using Windows. In order for your shortcut to be active at anytime, your shortcut must be on your desktop. If your shortcut is not on your desktop, it will not be accessible at anytime in Windows.
Now, let's create a shortcut to access the Windows calculator accessory that will be active at anytime. On your desktop, right mouse key and select New/Create New Shortcut. Type "CALC.EXE" in the command line of the shortcut wizard. (You won't have to select browse to find CALC.EXE. It resides in the Windows folder). Type Calculator for "Select a Title for the Program". Click the Finish button.
Your desktop should have a new icon labeled Calculator. Right mouse click on the icon to bring up the shortcut properties. Move your cursor to shortcut key field. On your keyboard, press "Windows Key + 2" simultaneously. You will notice that the Windows key is now represented in the ShortCut Key field and substitutes "Ctrl + Alt". Click OK and the shortcut "Windows key +2" will be active.