Windows Key

Windows and menu keyAlternatively referred to as the winkey or WK, the Windows key is found on the keyboards of IBM compatible computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system. The Windows key (shown right) has the Microsoft flag logo on it and is located between the CTRL and ALT on the keyboard. Using the Windows key in combination with another key allows the user to perform common tasks more quickly. For example, pressing the Windows key + E opens Windows Explorer. For a full list of Windows key shortcuts, see the Windows shortcut keys page.

Tip: Users who are familiar with Macs can relate this key to the Apple command key.

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Also see: 104 keyboard,Keyboard terms, Operating system terms