Re: Windows D or Windows M

Curtis Delzer

you'll discover that if you use windows 10, windows d is better and more
consistent than windows-m which just minimizes the programs which will
minimize, and put you in some reference to the desktop, but it is
problematic. :)
windows D is a toggle, in ten as well as seven, but it seems in windows
seven windows M consistently put me on the desktop where in ten it does
not reliably. :)
Curtis Delzer, HS.
San Bernardino, CA

On Tue, 24 May 2016 13:14:24 -0400
"Tom Behler" <> wrote:

Me too, because up until now, I have always used Windows M to get to the desktop.

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan

From: [] On Behalf Of Robert Logue
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:13 PM
Subject: Re: Windows D or Windows M

I learned something new. I didn't know that Windows D is a toggle. That is very helpful.

Thanks Jeanette.


On 5/24/2016 10:54 AM, Jeanette McAllister PhD wrote:

They both will take you to the desktop. The biggest difference that I know of is Windows D is actually a toggle whereas Windows M is not.

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From: <> [] On Behalf Of WESLEY BURDEN
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:51 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: Windows D or Windows M

hello james:

personally it doesn’t matter to me I have used both but I seem to use the windows d a lot more then the windows m


From: James Malone <>

Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:49 PM

To: <>

Subject: Windows D or Windows M

Hello all,

I was working with a client yesterday going over Jaws Keyboard commands along with windows keyboard commands, and she told me that someone told her that it was wrong using the windows M to minimize all programs to get to the desktop, and that she should use the shortcut keys windows D as a way to get to the desktop. I also explained that she could use the windows D or M, and that the desktop would be selected with all APPS minimize.

So in your opinion, what would you suggest?

I realize that Windows plus D for desktop is the best answer for understanding a user command to get to the desktop, but does it matter if the user is knowledgeable when it comes to computers?


James Malone, (916)212-5397 <>

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