10 September, 2009

Windows 7 shortcuts


This post is for those of you who use Windows 7. Still unreleased though, but at this point is very stable and cool. Below you’ll find a list of shortcuts that are quite useful. Some of them will run on other versions of Windows, such as XP and Vista. Hope you’ll find them useful!

Win + Up Arrow Maximize the current window
Win + Down Arrow Restore down or minimize current windows
Win + Left Arrow Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
Win + Right Arrow Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
Win + [number] Activate and run the program pinned on Windows 7 Taskbar, running program won’t be affected
Win + Home Minimize all but the current window
Win + Space Makes all windows transparent so you can see through to the desktop
Win + Pause/Break Open System Properties
Win + Tab Flip Aero 3D [press Tab to cycle through windows]
Win + B Move focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
Win + D Show/ Hide desktop
Win + E Windows Explorer is launched
Win + F Search
Win + G Bring all gadgets on top and foreground
Win + L Lock Computer
Win + M Minimize all windows
Win + P Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Win + R Run Command is launched.
Win + S OneNote Screen Clipping Tool
Win + T Show preview thumbnail of running applications in Windows Taskbar one by one without mouse over
Win + X Mobility Center
Win + # Quick launch
Win + = Magnifier
Win + [+/ –] Enables the magnifier and zooms in/ out
Win + Shift + Up Arrow Maximize vertical size
Win + Shift + Down Arrow Restore vertical size
Win + Shift + Left Arrow Jump to left monitor
Win + Shift + Right Arrow Jump to right monitor
Win + Shift + M Undo all window minimization
Win + Shift + T Cycles backwards
Win + CTRL + F Opens the Active Directory Find Computers dialog
CTRL + Right Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
CTRL + Left Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
CTRL + Up Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
CTRL + Down Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
CTRL + Click A pinned taskbar icon to cycle through the program’s open windows (e.g. IE)
CTRL + Win + Tab Persistent flip 3D
CTRL + Shift + an arrow key Select a block of text
CTRL + any arrow key + Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
CTRL + Shift + ESC Open Task Manager directly
CTRL + Shift + N Create new folder


Source: http://bharatbaba.com/blog/window7-shortcut-keys/


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