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When remote controlling student devices via classroom.cloud, there is an option on the Remote Control window toolbar to hold down the Windows key. Selecting this option allows you to use the Windows key shortcuts such as Windows key + R to open a Windows run command.

The table below lists the currently supported Windows key combinations within classroom.cloud remote control.

Key combination Action Supported
Windows logo key Open or close the Start menu. No
Windows logo key + Pause Display the System Properties dialog box. No
Windows logo key + D Display the desktop. Yes
Windows logo key + M Minimise all windows. Yes
Windows logo key + Shift + M Restore minimised windows on the desktop. No
Windows logo key + E Open File Explorer. Yes
Windows logo key + F Start a Feedback dialog. Yes
Windows logo key + Ctrl + F Search for computers (if you’re on a network). Yes
Windows logo key + L Lock your computer or switch users. No
Windows logo key + R Open the Run dialog box. Yes
Windows logo key + T Cycle through programs on the taskbar. Yes
Windows logo key + number Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program. Yes
Windows logo key + Shift + number Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. No
Windows logo key + Ctrl + number Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. Yes
Windows logo key + Alt + number Open the Jump list for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. No
Windows logo key + Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D. Yes
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Tab Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D. No
Windows logo key + Ctrl + B Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area. No
Windows logo key + V Open the Clipboard app. Yes
Windows logo key + Up arrow Maximise the window. Yes
Windows logo key + Left arrow Maximise the window to the left side of the screen. Yes
Windows logo key + Right arrow Maximise the window to the right side of the screen. Yes
Windows logo key + Down arrow Minimise the window. Yes
Windows logo key + Home Minimise all but the active window. Yes
Windows logo key + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen. Yes
Windows logo key + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrow Move a window from one monitor to another. No
Windows logo key + P Choose a presentation display mode. Yes
Windows logo key + G Open the Game bar. Yes
Windows logo key + U Open Ease of Access Center. Yes
Windows logo key + X Open the context menu for the Start button. Yes
Windows logo key +. or +; Open the Emojis window. Yes
Windows logo key + Ctrl + M Open the Magnifier app. Yes

 

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