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Monday, April 04, 2011

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by Shamim Imtiaz Khan

 

Windows 7 has several useful new keyboard shortcuts. The mini list of the shortcuts is listed here

Windows Logo + +(plus key) ->Zoom in, where appropriate

Windows Logo + - (minus key) ->Zoom out, where appropriate    

Windows Logo + Up ->Maximise the current window 

Windows Logo + Down ->Minimise the current window

Windows Logo + Left ->Snap to the left hand side of the screen

Windows Logo + Right ->Snap to the right hand side of the screen

Windows Logo + Home ->Minimise/ restore everything except the current window

Shift + Click on icon ->Open a new instance

Middle click on icon ->Open a new instance

Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon ->Open a new instance with Admin privileges

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

Shift + Right-click on grouped icon ->Menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.

Ctrl + Click on grouped icon ->Cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group

Windows Logo + T -> Focus and scroll through items of  taskbar

Windows Logo + P -> Open the projection menu (used for projection purpose mainly in laptops)

Windows Logo + U -> Open the Ease of Access Canter

Windows Logo + Tab -> Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

Windows Logo + Tab + Ctrl -> Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero  Flip 3-D

Ctrl + Shift + Esc -> Open Task Manager

Windows Logo + B -> Move focus to system tray

Windows Logo + G -> Bring Gadgets to fore

Ctrl + Shift + N -> Create New Folder

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