Saturday, April 25, 2009

20 Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know


I have seen many people prefer using keyboard only when working with Windows. Windows 7 developers have kept that in mind and brought in quite a lot of good features accessible from keyboard. Let me put them down as a list.

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 = 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 + # = Quicklaunch
18.Windows Key + = = Magnifier
From Windows Explorer
19. Alt + Up = Go up one level20. Alt + Left/ Right = Back/ Forward

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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