+ A – Opens the Action Center, giving quick access to the
Windows Notification bar.
+ B – Sets focus on the Show hidden icons icon in the taskbar.
+ C – Opens Cortana in listening mode, if you have Microsoft’s
AI assistant enabled.
+ D – Displays and hides all open applications on the desktop.
+ E – Opens File Explorer — as it has in previous Windows versions.
+ H – Opens the Share charm.
+ I – Opens the Settings panel.
+ K – Opens the wireless connection panel to quickly connect
to wireless devices such as printers, Bluetooth, mice, keyboards, and others.
+ L – Locks the PC and returns you to the sign-in screen; it’s also a quick way to switch accounts.
+ M – Minimizes all open windows.
+ Shift + M – Restores minimized windows on desktop.
+ O – Locks device orientation on tablets and some laptops.
+ P – Offers quick access to Project mode, letting you choose a presentation mode for projectors or second monitors.
+ R – Opens the Run dialog box. If
you type “cmd” there, you’ll open a command-prompt window.
+ S – Opens the search-bar window,
where you can change search settings and enable/disable Cortana. If location
services are switched on, items such as nearby restaurants, movie times, and
other local events will appear.
+ T – Cycles through apps on the taskbar, starting with the left-most app.
+ U – Opens the Ease of Access
Center; if your sound is on, you’ll hear an audible assistant introduce available functions. Otherwise, just click your selection.
+ V – Cycles through notifications if you have any pending; if none, this combo does nothing.
+ X – Opens the Quick Link menu in the lower-left corner of
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