Windows 7 Shortcuts

I love shortcuts, especially the combos. They save me time and people are usually always amazed that I know so many. I think a big part of why I remember so many, is because I use them often.

Breaking Down Some Combos

I also find that I mostly only remember the useful ones (Who can remember Alt- to bring up the right click in Windows 3.1 which changed to SHIFT+F10 in Win98 and greater? (Go ahead, try it, it works.) Well i guess I do, but that’s besides the point). The bigges, like Win+E (My Computer)
Win+R(Run)
Alt+Tab(Next Window)
Windows Logo+Tab (Flip 3d) and
Alt+F4 (Close Window)
are second nature to me, as I use them very often.

Here are some new ones that I just learned for Windows 7. Give them a try and see if you find any of these useful. I already like the Win+Space one.

Just remember, These are for Windows 7.

Enjoy 🙂

Key Combo

To do this

Windows logo key +Home Clear all but the active window
Windows logo key +Space All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop
Windows logo key +Up arrow Maximize the active window
Windows logo key +Down arrow: Minimize the active window or restore the window if it’s maximized
Windows logo key +Left/Right arrows Dock the active window to each side of the monitor
Windows logo key +Shift+Left/Right arrows If you’ve got dual monitors, this will move the active window to the adjacent monitor
Windows logo key +T Shift focus to and scroll through items on the taskbar
Windows logo key +P Adjust presentation settings for your display
Windows logo key +(+/-) Zoom in/out
Windows logo key +Click a taskbar item Open a new instance of that particular application
4 Comments
  1. Mac January 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I piss on windows, and use linux instead.

    • Jason January 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Good thing you're here reading about shortcuts in windows then.
      I enjoy intelligent responses like these, they provide amusing insight into the short sightedness of some people.

  2. Edward de Leau March 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    I saw that your remove the link back to Swift Themes in your footer. I dont think that is a nice thing todo?

    • Jason March 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      Actually, it is quite permitted. I enjoy Swift, and I would recommend it, however, I don’t feel I need to promote it on the footer of every single page across my site. If I was a theme designer, I wouldn’t mind. But I also can’t control what is on the swift themes website after a year or two, and I wouldn’t want to be linking to the site then. I linked to a bad site in footer before that nuked my google rating, and I’m much more aware of who I link to now.

      You could have used the contact form instead of posting this on a random page tho 😛
      But Thanks for the feedback!

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