What Is the WIN Button on My Keyboard?

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The Win button (aka Flag, MOD4, and Meta) has existed on keyboards since 1994 – almost twenty years! Since then, Microsoft OS has had five or even six versions, and with each of them the list of the Win key functions extended.

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  1. Here is a short list of the most useful functions:
  2. Win + L – quickly lock your computer;
  3. Win + «+» / Win + «-» – screen magnifier: zoom in / zoom out;
  4. Win +1, 2, 3 etc. – running the programs indicated on the taskbar;
  5. Win + E – starts Explorer with the open window “My Computer”;
  6. Win + Up – stretch the window to full screen;
  7. Win + down – on the contrary, reduce or minimize the window;
  8. Win, forward, forward , R – restart. This generally works even when the computer hangs;
  9. Win + H – switching the current window to the full-screen mode;
  10. Win + I – the opposite of the previous action;
  11. Win + Shift + arrow – moving the current window to another screen;
  12. Win + D – minimize all windows and display the desktop;
  13. Win + F – run the search window;
  14. Win + G – gradual transition to mini-applications;
  15. Win + M – minimize the current window;
  16. Win + R – open the “Run” window.

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