Windows 7 Shortcut Keys to Improve Your Productivity and SPEED!

Posted: September 29, 2009 in Software

Doesn’t matter how fast you can use your mouse and click, nothing can beat the speed of keyboard shortcut key. Windows 7 has come with a lot of interesting shortcut keys which are waiting to be fully exploited by speed junkies.

 

Keyboard Shortcut

Function

Win+Up

Maximize Window

Win+Down

Minimize Window

Win+Left

Snap Window to left

Win+Right

Snap Window to right

Win+Shift+Left

Jump to left monitor

Win+Shift+Right

Jump to right monitor

Win+Home

Minimize / Restore all other windows

Win+T

Focus the first taskbar entry, similar to ALT +TAB

Win+Shift+T

Same as above in reverse order

Win+Space

Peek at the desktop

Win+G

Bring Gadgets to the top

Win+ [Num]

Launches the numbered app running in the Super bar

Win+P

Connecting displays to computers and switching from single monitor to dual-display

Win+X

Mobility Center

Win + +
Win + –

Zoom in and out of Windows

Alt+P

Show/hide Preview Pane in Explorer

Win + Tab

Windows Aero Task Switcher

Shift + Click on icon (Taskbar)

Open a new instance

Middle click on icon(Taskbar)

Open a new instance

Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon (Taskbar)

Open a new instance with Admin privileges

Shift + Right-click on icon (Taskbar)

Show window menu (Restore / Minimize / Move / etc)

Shift + Right-click on grouped icon (Taskbar)

Menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.

Ctrl + Click on grouped icon

Cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group

 

 

And if you are multi monitor user (I just join this group with my new Samsung SyncMaster P2350 24 inch wide + old 19 Samsung SyncMaster 931BW wide monitors, these short cut keys are really a bless J

Keyboard Shortcut

Function

Win + Spacebar 

Aero desktop peek, just like that small rectangle at the right bottom corner next to the time display.

Win + Left Arrow 

toggle docking to half the screen starting by the left half

Win + Right Arrow 

toggle docking to half the screen starting by the right half

Win + Shift + Left Arrow 

move the window one monitor left in a multi-monitor display

Win + Shift + Right Arrow 

move the window one monitor right in a multi-monitor display

Win + Up Arrow 

maximize

Win + Down Arrow 

minimize

Win + Home 

minimize/maximize all inactive windows

Win + P 

show presentation mode projector options

Win + G 

show desktop gadgets

Win + Any number (1, 2, 3, .., 0)

open the corresponding taskbar pinned program

Ctrl + Click a pinned taskbar icon

to cycle through the program’s open windows (e.g. IE)

Ctrl + Shift + Click a pinned taskbar icon

to run a new instance of the program as administrator

Shift + Click a pinned taskbar icon

to run a new instance of the program

 

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