Windows-7 Keyboard Shortcuts to Increase Productivity

If you are a Windows users its probably time for a change, or at least tryout this new operating system. Here are some shortcut keys to help improve your productivity and user experience with Windows 7.

General Windows 7 Shortcuts

Win + UP Arrow :Maximize the current window
Win + Down Arrow :Restore down or minimize current windows
Win + Left Arrow :Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
Win + Right Arrrow :Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
Win + [number]: Activate and run the program pinned on Windows 7 Taskbar, running program wont be affected
Win + Home :Minimize all but the current window
Win + Space :Makes all windows transparent so you can see through to the desktop
Win + Pause/Break: Open System Properties
Win + Tab: Flip Aero 3D [press Tab to cycle between Windows]
Win + B :Move focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
Win + D :Show/Hide desktop
Win + E: Windows Explorer is launched
Win + F: Search
Win + G: Bring all gadgets on top and foreground
Win + L: Lock Computer
Win + M Minimize all windows
Win + P :Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Win + R :Run Command is launched.
Win + S :OneNote Screen Clipping Tool
Win + T :Show preview thumbnail of running applications in Windows Taskbar one by one without mouse over
Win + X Mobility Center
Win + # Quicklaunch
Win + = Magnifier
Win + [+/-] Enables the magnifier and zooms in/out
Win + Shift + Up Arrow Maximize vertical size
Win + Shift + Down Arrow Restore vertical size
Win + Shift + Left Arrow Jump to left monitor
Win + Shift + Right Arrow Jump to right monitor
Win + Shift + M Undo all window minimization
Win + Shift + T Cycles backwards
Win + Ctrl + F Opens the Active Directory Find Computers dialog
Ctrl + Right Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl + Left Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl + Up Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Down Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl + Click A pinned taskbar icon to cycle through the program’s open windows (e.g. IE)
Ctrl + Win + Tab Persistent flip 3D
Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key Select a block of text
Ctrl with any arrow key + Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager directly
Ctrl + Shift + N Create new folder

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