Jonathan Sumner Evans
Sumner Evans
Software Engineer at Automattic working on Beeper

Why the Search Charm Shortcut is Win + Q

Written by Human, Not by AI

Ever wonder why the search charm shortcut key is Win + Q? I think I know why Microsoft chose this as the shortcut key. Then I looked at the actual letter “Q.” Notice how it kinda looks like a magnifying glass The circle part is the lens, and the little tail is the handle. I know, it’s a long shot but it sorta makes since…

If anything, you now know how I remember that Win + Q is search.