Backstage Quick Tip #42: Windows Shortcuts

by Team Sony 05/19/2010, in Contact the Blog

Editors Note:  Backstage is here to help and in this ongoing series, they’ll offer me their favorite tips and provide answers to some of the most common service related questions they hear at both the call center and in Sony Style Stores.


Take a moment and glance down at your task bar.  How many application windows do you have open?  Looking at mine, there’s multiple open windows for Outlook, Chrome, Word, Photoshop – in fact, there’s more open than I care to count.  And I have to admit, with so many open all at once, I tend to lose track of where things are and I often find myself clicking through each window just to find a stat, quote or photo or even just get to my desktop.

Sound familiar?

Then it struck me.  I use shortcuts everyday to quickly copy (CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) items but are there other navigation shortcuts that are just as quick and easy to use? Luckily, I discovered there are.

Here are just a few that use the Windows key that the Backstage Team passed on to me.  They’re easy and I’ve been using most of them since writing this post.  Some you may know and some you may not and if you do know of others, please be sure to share them by commenting below.


The following Windows Logo Key shortcuts were added with Windows 7:


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