Windows key+up

Updated: 05/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Windows key+up keyboard shortcut

The Windows key+up shortcut to maximize a window in Microsoft Windows.


For non-Windows keyboards this Windows key may be called "Super" or Command with an Apple keyboard.

How to use the Windows+up keyboard shortcut

To use this keyboard shortcut, press and hold either Windows key, and while continuing to hold, press .

Windows key+up in Microsoft Windows

While running Microsoft Windows, pressing Windows key+ maximizes the active window.


If the window is split to the left or right the screen, this shortcut moves the window to the top corner first. Pressing the keyboard shortcut again maximizes the window.


Use the keyboard shortcut Windows key+Shift+ to maximize a window vertically but not horizontally.

Below are links to related keyboard shortcuts and individual key pages.

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