Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Windows 7 - Keyboard Shortcuts

General Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts


Shortcut Description

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 won’t 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

Shortcuts for Ease of Access



Right SHIFT for eight seconds - Turn Filter Keys on and off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (or PRTSCRN) - Turn High Contrast on or off
Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK - Turn Mouse Keys on or off
SHIFT five times - Turn Sticky Keys on or off
NUM LOCK for five seconds - Open the Ease of Access Center
Win + U - Cycle through all open windows

Shortcuts for: Windows Explorer

Alt + Left Arrow - Go back
Alt + Right Arrow - Go forward
Alt + Up Arrow - Go up a directory
Alt + Enter - Open the Properties window of the current selection
Alt + Spacebar - Open the shortcut menu for the active window
Alt + F4 - Close the active window
Alt + Tab - Switch to previous active window
Alt + Esc - Cycle through all open windows
Alt + D - Move focus to address bar
Alt + P - Show/hide the preview panel
Ctrl + N - Open a new window
Ctrl + Mousewheel - Change the view type (extra large, small, list view, detail, etc.)
Num Lock + Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad - Display all subfolders under the selected folder
Num Lock + Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypad - Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock + Minus Sign (+) on numeric keypad - Collapse the selected folder

Shortcuts for: Taskbar Modifiers

Shift + Click on icon - Open a new instance
Middle click on icon - Open a new instance
Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon - Open a new instance with Admin privileges

Shortcuts for: Dialog Box


Ctrl + Tab - Move forward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Tab - Move back through tabs
Shift + Tab - Move back through options
Tab - Move forward through options
Alt + underlined letter - Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
Enter - Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
Spacebar - Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Arrow keys - Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
Backspace - Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

Shortcuts for: Photo Gallery


Ctrl + F - Open the Fix pane
Ctrl + P - Print the selected picture
Ctrl + I - Open or close the Details pane
Ctrl + Period (.) - Rotate the picture clockwise
Ctrl + Comma (,) - Rotate the picture counter-clockwise
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel - Change the size of the picture thumbnail
Ctrl + B - Best fit
Ctrl + E - Search for an item
Alt + Left Arrow - Go back
Alt + Right Arrow - Go forward
Plus Sign (+) - Zoom in or resize the picture thumbnail
Minus Sign (-) - Zoom out or resize the picture thumbnail
Shift + Delete - Permanently delete the selected item
Enter - View the selected picture at a larger size

Shortcuts Logging In and Out Windows 7


Win + Right Arrow + Enter - Shutdown
Win + Right Arrow + Right - Arrow + R Restart
Win + Right Arrow + Right - Arrow + S Sleep
Win + Right Arrow + Right - Arrow + W Switch users


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