Jun 11


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windows 7 hot keysHere are some cheats to use your Windows 7 computer easier and faster. In your daily work tempo some shortcuts can save you time.

You don’t have to do anything, just thank me, enough :)

From Desktop

  1. Windows Key + Tab : Aero [press Tab to cycle between Windows]
  2. Windows Key + E : Windows Explorer is launched.
  3. Windows Key + R : Run Command is launched.
  4. Windows Key + F : Search (which is there in previous Windows versions too)
  5. Windows Key + X : Mobility Center
  6. Windows Key + L : Lock Computer (It is there from the earlier versions as well)
  7. Windows Key + U : Launches Ease of Access
  8. Windows Key + P : Projector
  9. Windows Key + T : Cycle Super Taskbar Items
  10. Windows Key + S : OneNote Screen Clipping Tool [requires OneNote]
  11. Windows Key + M : Minimize All Windows
  12. Windows Key + D : Show/Hide Desktop
  13. Windows Key + Up : Maximize Current Window
  14. Windows Key + Down : Restore Down / Minimize Current Windows
  15. Windows Key + Left : Tile Current Window to the Left
  16. Windows Key + Right : Tile Current Windows to the Right
    [Continue pressing the Left and Right keys to rotate the window as well]
  17. Windows Key + # (# is any number) : Quickly Launch a new instance of the application in the Nth slot on the taskbar. Example Win+1 launches first pinned app, Win+2 launches second, etc.
  18. Windows Key + = : Launches the Magnifier
  19. Windows Key + Plus : Zoom in
  20. Windows Key + Minus : Zooms out
  21. Windows Key + Space : Peek at the desktop

From Windows Explorer

22. Alt + Up : Go up one level
23. Alt + Left/ Right : Back/ Forward
24. Alt + P : Show/hide Preview Pane

Taskbar modifiers

25. Shift + Click on icon : Open a new instance
26. Middle click on icon : Open a new instance
27. Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon : Open a new instance with Admin privileges
28. Shift + Right-click on icon : Show window menu (Restore / Minimize / Move / etc). Note: Normally you can just right-click on the window thumbnail to get this menu.
29. Shift + Right-click on grouped icon : Menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.
30. Ctrl + Click on grouped icon : Cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group

Though some of them are there in previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 has incorporated many of them and have started many afresh.

 

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