Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are always useful; they have made our job easier. I just can’t imagine using my computer without shortcuts. Well, now that Windows 7 Beta is out and millions of people have already downloaded it, it’s time to know Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts. Here’s a list of the new Windows 7 keyboard shortcut keys to improve your productivity and speed.

Win+UP Arrow | Maximize the current window
Win+Down Arrow | If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
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 + + | Zoom in and out of Windows
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

That’s it for now, I’ll add new shortcuts if I come across them, you too can feel free to tell other shortcuts not present in the list. In the meantime you can check out other Windows 7 tips and tweaks.

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