What Can You Do With Windows Key + U?

By | January 19, 2020
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What Can You Do With Windows Key + U?

With one simple Windows Key shortcut, you can:

  1. Make your text bigger.
  2. Make everything on your screen bigger.
  3. Change the size and color of your mouse pointer and cursor.
  4. Make your screen brighter or less bright.
  5. Turn Windows animations on or off.
  6. Hide or show scroll bars.
  7. Set the length of time notifications are displayed on the screen.
  8. Turn your desktop background image on or off
  9. And more…

Who knew? Well, now you do!

All of these settings are available when you do this:

Cloudeight InfoAve Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

Hold down the Windows Key and tap the U  key.  You’ll get access to all of these settings:

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips and Tricks

Now you know what you can do with Windows Key + U.

11 thoughts on “What Can You Do With Windows Key + U?

  1. Wanda Johnson

    I held down the windows key and tapped the U key and nothing happened. I tried this 3 times and still nothing happened. I do have Windows 10.

    1. infoave Post author

      It’s an official Microsoft Windows Key shortcut for Windows 10. See this Microsoft page. We tested it on 4 Windows 10 computers and it works for us. Windows Key + U is a shortcut to Ease of Access Center; it opens to the display settings page.

    2. Linda

      The Windows+U did work for me; however, I also got the Page 404 message using the link.

  2. Wanda Johnson

    I went into the Microsoft help link above, but it gives me a 404 error. I will just use the old fashion was by going through the menu. Thanks anyway.

  3. Jason Miller

    I just tried it and it works great. Thanks. I always used ctrl – U to check an email to see who it is really from. Now I have something else to play with. Ah! The life of a retired person. Simple things amuse us so easily.


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