Windows key


Robert Neagoe
by Robert Neagoe
Content Analyst
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The Windows logo key—also known as the Windows key, the start key or the flag key (sometimes shortened to flag)—is a keyboard key which was originally introduced on the Microsoft Natural keyboard before the release of Windows 95. This key became a standard key on PC keyboards. On keyboards lacking a Windows key, Ctrl+Esc can be used instead in Windows, though some functionality is lacking.