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Windows 7 Shortcuts

Windows 7 Shortcuts

by Jason GreenFebruary 8, 2010

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)
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
About The Author
Jason Green
The writer and owner of Green Complex, Jason is an A+ Certified for Computer Hardware egghead and Eagle Scout since 1999 but has been building computers and programming for much longer. An enthusiast to say the least, his hobbies also include photography, video games, and reading. See his proficiencies on Smarterer.
  • Mac
    January 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I piss on windows, and use linux instead.

  • 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?

    • 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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