Windows 7 Shortcuts Overview

This is a compilation of Windows 7 shortcuts. I suggest to print this: [print_link]

General

  • Windows + (+/- keys) – Zoom in/out
  • Shift+Click a taskbar item – Open a new instance of that application
  • Windows +Home - Minimize all but the current window
  • Windows + Pause [Break] – Open System Properties.
  • Windows + Space – Move focus to Sidebar

Number Keys

  • Windows + [number] – Activate and run the program pinned on Windows 7 Taskbar, running program won’t be affected.
  • Windows + 1Open the first program on your Quick Launch bar
  • Windows + 2Open the second program on your Quick Launch bar
  • Windows + nOpen the nth program on your Quick Launch bar

Alt Keys

  • Alt+F4 – Close the active window
  • Alt+Tab – Switch to previous active window
  • Alt+Esc – Cycle through all open windows

Tab key

  • Windows + Tab – Flip 3D / Windows Aero Task Switcher
  • Ctrl + Windows + Tab – Persistent Flip 3D

Arrow Keys

  • Windows + Up Arrow – Maximize the current window
  • Windows + Down Arrow – If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
  • Windows + Left Arrow – Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
  • Windows + Right Arrow – Dock the current window to the right half of the screen

Windows Key + Letters

  • Windows +BMove focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
  • Windows +D – Toggle showing the desktop
  • Windows + E – Run Windows Explorer.
  • Windows + F – Search window.
  • Windows + G – Bring all gadgets on top and foreground.
  • Windows + L – Lock the computer.
  • Windows + M – Minimize all open windows
  • Windows + Shift + M – Undo all window minimization
  • Windows + P – Display options. Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
  • Windows + U – Open Ease of Access Center.
  • Windows + R – Open ‘Run’ command.
  • Windows + S – OneNote Screen Clipping Tool [requires OneNote]
  • Windows + T – Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)
  • Windows + X – Run Windows Mobility Center.

F Keys

  • F1 – Help
  • F3 – Search

Logging In And Out

  • Windows, Right Arrow, Enter – Shutdown
  • Windows, Right Arrow,Right Arrow, R – Restart
  • Windows, Right Arrow,Right Arrow, S – Sleep
  • Windows, Right Arrow,Right Arrow, W – Switch Users
  • Windows, L – Lock

Inside Windows Explorer

Alt + Up – Go up one level
Alt + Left/ Right - Back/ Forward

Sources:

http://lifehacker.com/

http://www.blogsdna.com/

http://www.mydigitallife.info/

http://productivity.ben61a.com/

Published: Saturday, January 17th, 2009 Last Modified: January 17, 2009

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