Ever wonder what you can do by holding that windows button down on your keyboard?  Here are a list of simple shortcuts you can access using the Windows button + another key on the keyboard.

These are all tested and confirmed working with Windows Vista

Win + 1Minimize all windows / restore all windows
Win + 2Switch between windows view
Win + 3Open Internet Explorer
Win + Pause/BreakOpen Control Panel | System submenu
Win + EOpen Windows Explorer
Win + ROpen Run dialog.
Win + MMinimize all windows
Win + Shift + MUndo minimize all windows
Win + DToggle minimize all windows
Win + LLocks keyboard. Similar to Lock Workstation
Win + FOpen Find dialog
Win + UOpen Utility Manager
Win + F1Open Windows help.

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