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windows-7If you love little tricks such as shortcuts, hot keys etc. to gain access to the main features available in Windows 7 and if you don’t like using the mouse  because you belong to the “old school”, here are some tricks which may be quite usefulu, above all with the new Windows 7 Aero theme.

Windows key + Up Arrow = Maximize window

Windows key + Left Arrow =  Snap window to left side covering half of desktop. If you  continue to press the shortcut, you will rotate the window from left to right and back  to the original position.

Windows + Right Arrow =  Snap window to right side covering half of the desktop. If you  continue to press the shortcut, you will rotate the window from right to left and back  to the original position.

Windows key +Down Arrow =  Minimize the window. It also restore the window to  the normal size and position if the window is  maximized.

Windows key + D = Show/hide the desktop.

Windows key + M = Minimize all windows.

Windows key + T = Show preview thumbnail of running applications in Windows Taskbar one by one.

Windows key + U =  Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows key + P = Show options.

Windows key + F = Search window.

Windows key + G = Bring all gadgets on top and foreground.

Windows key + X = Run Windows Mobility Center.

Windows key + R = Open ‘Run’ command.

Windows key + E = Run Windows Explorer.

Windows key + L = Lock the computer.

Windows Key + S = OneNote Screen Clipping Tool [requires OneNote].

Windows key + Pause =  Open System Properties.

Windows key +  number = Activate and run the program pinned on Windows 7 Taskbar.

Windows key + Tab = Windows Aero Task Switcher.

Windows Key + T = Cycle Super Taskbar Items.

Windows Key + # = Quicklaunch

Windows Key + = = Magnifier

F1 = Help.

F3 = Search.

Shift + Click on icon = Open a new instance

Middle click on icon = Open a new instance

Alt+? = Go back

Alt+? = Go forward

Alt+? = Go up a directory

Alt+D = Move focus to address bar

Alt+D , Tab = Move focus to search bar

Alt+Enter = Open the Properties window.

Ctrl+Mousewheel = Change the view type (extra large, small, list view, detail, etc.)




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6 Comments to “Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7”

  1. Toby Chang Says:

    Cool shortcuts, very useful. Thanks a bunch!!! I found a few move shortcuts here: http://www.usingcomputers.co.uk/tutorials/useful-windows-shortcuts.php its worth taking a look at combined with this article. Thanks, keep up the good posts!

    Big Thanks 😀 😀

  2. Mixed Martial Arts Training Says:

    Middle click on icon = Open a new instance – very useful
    .-= Mixed Martial Arts Training´s last blog ..Paul Riley =-.

  3. Windows 7 Google Alerts for 05 February 2009 | WindowsObserver.com Says:

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  4. Walle Says:

    Hi!

    Here’s a FULL list of Windows 7 hotkeys if anyone needs it. 😉

  5. Web Talk Says:

    Thanks chrisNova for sharing this discovery with us!

  6. chrisNova Says:

    for those of you sadly missing your Winkey + E Shortcut to bring up the explorer window — you will be enlightened and delighted to know that this functionality has not been replaced by The Libraries window but rather moved over to CTRL – ALT – E – which will now bring up your explorer window with my computer view, showing your harddrives.. slightly different key stroke.. same beloved functionality. Enjoy! took me a few to figure out!


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