Ultimate list of keyboard shotcuts for Windows (7)


Well, I know… there’s tons of links on the net for this.. here’s my top selected keyboard shortcuts.

Some are mostly all Windows 7 specific, and includes a few Aero shortcuts…but some are old school ones.

Start Clicking !

Win+UP Arrow :- Maximize the current window

Win+Down Arrow :- If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it

Win+Left Arrow :- Dock the current window to the left half of the screen

Win+Right Arrrow :- Dock the current window to the right half of the screen

Win+Home :- Minimize all but the current window

Win+P :- Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)

Win+X :– Open Windows Mobility (For Laptops)

Alt+F4 :- Close the active window

Alt+Tab :- Switch to previous active window

Alt+Esc :- Cycle through all open windows

Win+Tab :- Flip 3D

Ctrl+Win+Tab :- Persistent Flip 3D

Win+T :- Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)

Win+M :- Minimize all open windows

Win+Shift+M :- Undo all window minimization

Win+D :- Show Desktop

Win+Space :– Preview Desktop (Aero Peek)

Win + “+”:– Zoom in Desktop (Full Screen) – This is by far the best addition for windows desktop on my part.

Win + “-”:– Zoom out Desktop (Full Screen) –  “-”

Win + 1-9 :– Launch Pinned Applications on Taskbar by their locations

A Few More Handy Shortcuts:

CTRL + SHIFT + N :Create a new folder

F2 :– Rename on mostly any parameter (yeah.. well not anyone knows this handy one) Try the TAB key with this too.

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER :– While in the Search bar on Start menu – Run a program as Administrator (When UAC enabled)

SHIFT + Right Mouse Button :– In an Folder window – allows “Open A Command Prompt Here”

SHIFT + Right Mouse Button (on a file / folder) :– “Copy as Path” for the selected file / folder

CTRL + SHIFT + ESC :– Open Task Manager

F7 :- While in Command Prompt / Powershell – Shows recent commands

Links:

Windows 7 Shortcut keys on blogsdna.com

“The IO Guy” blog on TechNet – this is by far the most comprehensive list I’ve encountered.

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts – the complete list

Feel free to comment and add more handy stuff, I’ll be happy to include more “must have” shortcuts.

Enjoy

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About ilantz

I am a technology enthusiastic, I've been working as an IT consultant since late 2007, I attained extensive experience with Microsoft's Exchange Server, Active Directory, Forefront products and the Windows server platform. I love designing solutions, handling security measures, architecture and advanced troubleshooting.
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