The Windows key represents the physical key on the computer keyboard that has the Windows flag or logo, printed over it. Usually, it is placed on the left-down corner, between CTRL and ALT keys.
It is also known as the start key because when you press it, it brings up the start menu of the Windows operating system.
It was introduced by Microsoft before the release of Windows 95 OS, and since then, is a standard key found on all computer keyboards around the world.
This key is also used in various keyboard shortcuts combinations. Pressed at the same time with the letter R will open the Run application. Together with the letter I will open the Settings app.
Useful tips for Windows and other keyboard keys
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If you have any other issues with your computer keys, don’t hesitate to visit our dedicated Keyboard Troubleshooting section.