Windows Key

Windows keyAlternatively referred to as the winkey or WK, the Windows key is a key found on the IBM compatible keyboards using the Microsoft Windows operating system. The Windows key has the Microsoft flag logo on it and found between the CTRL and ALT on the keyboard. Using the Windows key in combination with another key allows you 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