Acer Aspire 5670 User Guide

Windows keys

Windows keys

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Windows keys

The keyboard has two keys that perform Windows-specific functions.

Key

Description

Windows key

Pressed alone, this key has the same effect as clicking on the 

Windows Start button; it launches the Start menu. 

It can also be used with other keys to provide a variety of 

functions:
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>  :  Open or close the Start menu

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> + <D>: Display the desktop

<

> + <E>: Open Windows Explore

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> + <F>: Search for a file or folder

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> + <G>: Cycle through Sidebar gadgets

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> + <L>: Lock your computer (if you are connected to a 

network domain), or switch users (if you're not connected to a 

network domain)
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> + <M>: Minimizes all windows

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> + <R>: Open the Run dialog box

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> + <T>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar

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> + <U>: Open Ease of Access Center

<

> + <X>: Open Windows Mobility Center

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> + <BREAK>: Display the System Properties dialog box

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> + <SHIFT+M>: Restore minimized windows to the 

desktop
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> + <TAB>: Cycle through programs on the taskbar by 

using Windows Flip 3-D
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> + <SPACEBAR>: Bring all gadgets to the front and select 

Windows Sidebar
<CTRL> + <

> + <F>: Search for computers (if you are on a 

network)
<CTRL> + <

> + <TAB>: Use the arrow keys to cycle through 

programs on the taskbar by using Windows Flip 3-D

Note: Depending on your edition of Windows 

Vista, some shortcuts may not function as 

described.

Application 
key 

This key has the same effect as clicking the right mouse 
button; it opens the application's context menu.