Windows 7 is no doubt one of the best Windows OS release from Microsoft. Windows 7 sports several new features that its predecessor Windows XP never featured it. One of the features included in the Windows 7 is the various keyboard shorts provided to it, making a user’s life easy.
Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. This article features 25 really cool and useful keyboards shortcuts that are specific to Windows 7. I can assure you that these shortcuts will simply amaze you!
Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
- Windows key + Up maximizes the current window.
- Windows key + Down if current window is maximized restores it; otherwise minimizes current window.
- Windows key + Shift + Up maximizes the current window, in the vertical direction only.
- Windows key + Left snaps the current window to the left edge of the screen.
- Windows key + Right snaps the current window to the right half of the screen.
- Windows key + Left and Windows key + Right move the current window to the left or right display.
- Ctrl+Shift+N to Create a New Folder
- Ctrl+Shift+Click to Open a Program As Administrator
- Windows key +P for Quickly Connecting Your Laptop to a Projector
- Windows key +Pause helps you check System Properties
- Ctrl+Shift+Esc Can Quickly Open Windows Task Manager
- Windows key + Spacebar previews the Desktop (makes all open windows transparent)
- Windows key + + (plus sign) functions as zoom in
- Windows key + ? (minus sign) functions as zoom out
- Windows key + ESC (Escape key) turn off zoom once enabled.
- Windows key + Home operates as a keyboard shortcut for Aero Shake.
- Windows key + X opens Windows Mobility Center
- Windows key +T to Get to Taskbar Items
- Shift+Click on a Taskbar App to Open a New Instance of the App
- Windows key +B to Move Focus to the System Tray
- Windows key +1, Win+2..so on for Opening Taskbar Programs
- Shift+Right-Click Enhances Send to Menu
- Shift+Right-Click on a Folder to Open Command Prompt
- For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Left Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Left Monitor
- For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Right Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Right Monitor
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