Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity

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

Windows Key + Home = minimize/maximize all inactive windows

Windows Key + P = projector options

Windows Key + E = Windows Explorer is launched.

Windows Key + R = Run Command is launched.

Windows Key + F = Search (which is there in previous Windows versions too)

Windows Key + X = Mobility Center

Windows Key + T = Cycle Super Taskbar Items

Windows Key + S = OneNote Screen Clipping Tool [requires OneNote]

Windows Key + M = Minimize All Windows

Windows Key + D = Show/Hide Desktop

Windows Key + L = Lock Computer (It is there from the earlier versions as well)

Windows Key + U = Ease of Access

Windows Key + G = show desktop gadgets

Windows Key + Any number [0,1, 2, .., 9] = open the corresponding taskbar pinned program

Windows Key+ Left Arrow = toggle docking to half the screen starting by the left half

Windows Key + Right Arrow = toggle docking to half the screen starting by the right half

Windows Key + Shift + Left Arrow = move the window one monitor left in a multi-monitor display

Windows Key + Shift + Right Arrow = move the window one monitor right in a multi-monitor display

Windows Key + Up Arrow = maximize the active window

Windows Key + Down Arrow = minimize the active window

Shift + Click = a pinned taskbar icon to run a new instance of the program

Windows Key + Tab = Aero [press Tab to cycle between Windows]

Windows Key + # = Quicklaunch

Windows Key + = = Magnifier


7 thoughts on “Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts

  1. about half of these shortcut keys date back to windows XP.
    Windows+D, Windows+F, Windows+R, Windows+U, windows+E, Windows+Tab (vista and later), and windows+X all perform the same or similar functions in previous incarnations of the windows virus. Also, one you missed, is Windows+Pause/Break = shows system properties (akin to right-clicking My Computer and selecting Properties)

  2. Thanks for this. I knew most of these, but there are a couple that i didn’t know. Like the Windows Key + arrow keys to shape the windows differently. Very smart!

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