Re: Windows D or Windows M


I misunderstood the shortcut referred to.  For which I apologize.  Please accept my apology.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Windows D or Windows M

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
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

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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