Ctrl+Esc

Updated: 10/07/2019 by Computer Hope
Ctrl+Esc

Alternatively referred to as Control Esc and C-Esc, Ctrl+Esc is a shortcut key that opens the Start menu in Microsoft Windows.

How to use the Ctrl+Esc

To use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Esc, press and hold either Ctrl key on the keyboard and while continuing to hold, press Esc with the same hand or the other hand.

Ctrl+Esc in Raspbian

In Raspbian, pressing Ctrl+Esc opens the system menu.

Ctrl+Esc in Windows

In all versions of Windows since Windows 95, the Ctrl+Esc keyboard shortcut opens the Windows Start menu. In Windows 3.1 pressing this keyboard shortcut would open the task list.

Below are links to related keyboard key and keyboard shortcut pages.

Ctrl, Esc, Keyboard terms, Shortcut key