Favorite Windows Key Shortcuts

This tip is provided by Diane Ebersole with the State Bar of Michigan's Practice Management Resource Center.

Could it be that the older you are the more likely you are to use keyboard shortcuts? If you started using a computer before the advent of the mouse the keyboard shortcut may be second nature to you. Whether you are an old hand at shortcuts or a newbie, try a couple from this very short list of favorite Windows Key shortcuts. They are easy to remember and very efficient. Add a couple to your repertoire this week and a few more next week. You may be surprised how powerful they make you feel and how much time they save!

WINKEY - Opens "Start"
(Then use arrow keys to move to your selection and hit the enter key to select)

WINKEY + D - Brings the desktop to the top

WINKEY + M - Minimizes all windows (great escape)

WINKEY + SHIFT + M - Undo either of the previous shortcuts

WINKEY + E - Open Microsoft Explorer (My Computer)

WINKEY + L - Lock the computer (Windows XP and above)