Windows 7 has hit a huge number of desktops and laptops. Windows 7 is by far the best Operating System by Microsoft. So, here is a list of 30 useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7. The folks at Microsoft also has added new shortcuts and shortcuts to provide greater control by users on the system.
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Below are 30 useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7:
- Windows + UP Arrow: It is used to maximize the current window which is in focus, whether it is a windows explorer, a web browser, or any other application.
- Windows + DOWN Arrow: Minimizes the windows to the Task bar.
- Windows + LEFT Arrow: Adjusts the current window to the left side and hence the window will cover almost half of the desktop space.
- Windows + RIGHT Arrow: It will adjust the current window to the right and thus it will cover half of the desktop space on the right.
- Windows + SPACE: All windows become transparent so you are able to see your desktop.
- Windows + T: Shows the thumbnail preview of the running applications.
- Windows + P: It is used to adjust the presentation options of the display on your computer or projector.
- Windows + (+ or –): It launches the Magnifier which can be used to zoom in/zoom out.
- Windows + Click a taskbar item: It opens a new instance of the particular application on which you clicked.
- Windows + F: Windows + F is used to start the Windows Search.
- Windows + X: It is used to run the Windows Mobility Center.
- Windows + E: It is used to open the Windows Explorer.
- Windows + [Number]: It is used to run the pinned applications on the taskbar, Windows + 1 will run the first pinned application on the task bar, similarly Windows + 2 will run the second pinned application and so on.
- Windows + Tab: It will launch the Windows Aero task switcher.
- Windows + Pause: It is used to load the system properties window.
- Ctrl + Windows + F: Search for computers if you are on a network.
- Ctrl + Sfhit + Any Icon On The Task Bar: It is used to open a new instance of the particular application from the taskbar with administrator privileges.
- Alt + D: It is used to select the address bar.: It is used to select the address bar.
- Alt + Win Number: Opens the jumplist for the applications which are pinned to the task bar.
- Windows + B: It is used to shift the control to the System Tray icons one by one.
- Shift + Right-click on a taskbar button: It is used to display the window menu for the specific taskbar application.
- Ctrl + Shift + N: It is used to create a new folder in the windows explorer.
- Alt + Up: Takes you up a folder level in the Windows Explorer.
- Shift + Right-click on a file: It is used to add the Copy As Path option in the right click-menu of the file. This option copies the path of a file to the clipboard.
- Shift + Right-click on a folder: It is used to add the command prompt option to the Folder, so you can easily open the command prompt in that particular folder.
- Shift + Right-click on a grouped taskbar button: It is used to launch the windows menu for the group.
- Ctrl + Click on a grouped taskbar button : It is used to cycle between the windows of the group.
- Win + G: It is used to cycle between the Gadgets on the screen.
- Ctrl + Esc: This hotkey is used to open the Start Menu.
- Ctrl + Shift+Esc : It is used to directly open the Windows Task Manager.
Microsoft has put a lot of effort behind Windows 7 and it worthy for all the hype created.
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