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KnowledgeBase: Emphasis: Keyboard Shortcuts

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First published by:
Kelsey Aleckson
on 06-17-2009
Last revision by:
Kelsey Aleckson
on 07-09-2010
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KnowledgeBase: Emphasis: Keyboard Shortcuts

The Windows logo key, located in the bottom row of most computer keyboards is a little-used treasure. Don't' ignore it. It is the shortcut anchor for the following commands:

Windows: Display the Start menu Windows + D

Minimize or restore all windows

Windows + E

Display Windows Explorer

Windows + F

Display Search for files

Windows + Ctrl + F

Display Search for computer

Windows + F1

Display Help and Support Center

Windows + R

Display Run dialog box

Windows + break

Display System Properties dialog box

Windows + shift + M

Undo minimize all windows

Windows + L

Lock the workstation

Windows + U

Open Utility Manager

Windows + Q

Quick switching of users (Powertoys only)

Windows + Q

Hold Windows Key, then tap Q to scroll thru the different users on your PC


Why don't the "quick buttons" or the "sleep button" (moon) on the keyboard work?


ETC has disabled the shortcuts since they shortcut to Internet tasks.  The server should not be connected to the Internet at any time.  The sleep button has  been disabled.  It is very bad for Emphasis.  It will temporarily turn off the machine and will stop outputting DMX!!!

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