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What is the keyboard shortcut for minimizing a normal window?

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it is in windows itself. –  Remya Mar 7 '11 at 5:36

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You haven't specified what operating system. But in Windows it is Windows-M.

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Thanks, it works. –  Remya Mar 7 '11 at 5:35
    
Note that if you have multiple windows open, this minimizes all of them. –  Pops Mar 7 '11 at 20:10

minimizing is

  1. Windows key + down arrow key
  2. Windows key + d key/m key
  3. Alt + Spacebar + N key
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Yes you havent specified the Operating System. But for Windows 7 its Win + Up for maximization and Win + Down for minimization. Hope it solves your problem.

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I just tested this on Windows XP SP3 and it does not work. -1 –  Pops Mar 7 '11 at 20:09
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This works on Windows 7. The poster should edit his post to specify that. (Not sure about Vista.) –  CajunLuke Mar 7 '11 at 20:52
    
That works only on Windows 7. There is no keyboard shortcut to do a single window at a time in XP without the help of a 3rd party tool. (Yes, you can use Alt+Space, n - but that's not really a shortcut, just using accelerator keys). –  vcsjones Mar 7 '11 at 21:03
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On Windows 7, WinKey + Down Arrow only returns a maximized window to normal size. You have to press it when a window is normal size to minimize. –  Pops Mar 9 '11 at 4:23

I generally use Alt+space, followed by n to minimize the current window.

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