General Purpose Windows 7 Shortcuts                         Maximize the current Window            +                      ...
Show/Hide desktop+D            Windows Explorer is launched+E            Search+F            Bring all gadgets on top and ...
Jump to left monitor               + Shift +                                Jump to right monitor                + Shift +...
Alt +                          Go up a directory         Alt + Enter                    Open the Properties Window of the ...
Arrow keys                  Select a button if the active option is a                                     group of option ...
Win +   +     +S   SleepWin + + + W        Switch users
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Windows 7 OS shortcuts

  1. 1. General Purpose Windows 7 Shortcuts Maximize the current Window + Restore down or minimize current Windows + Dock the current Window to the left half of the screen + Dock the current Window to the right half of the screen + Activate and run the program pinned on Windows 7 + Number Taskbar, running program won’t be affected Minimize all but the current Window + Home Makes all Windows transparent so you can see through to + Space the desktop Open System Properties + Pause or Break Flip Aero 3D [press Tab to cycle between Windows] + Tab Move focus to notification tray (the right most portion of the +B taskbar)
  2. 2. Show/Hide desktop+D Windows Explorer is launched+E Search+F Bring all gadgets on top and foreground+G Lock Computer+L Minimize all Windows+M Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops+P connected to projectors) Run Command is launched+R OneNote Screen Clipping Tool+S Show preview thumbnail of running applications in+T Windows Taskbar one by one without mouse over Mobility Center+X Quick Launch+# Magnifier+= Enables the magnifier and zooms in/out+ + or - Maximize vertical size+ Shift + Restore vertical size+ Shift +
  3. 3. Jump to left monitor + Shift + Jump to right monitor + Shift + Undo all Window minimization + Shift + M Cycles backwards + Shift + T Opens the Active Directory Find Computers dialog + Ctrl + F Ctrl + Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word Ctrl + Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word Ctrl + Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph Ctrl + 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 Select a block of text an arrow key Ctrl + arrow + Select multiple individual items in a Window or on the Spacebar desktop Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager directly Ctrl + Shift + N Create new folderWindows Explorer Alt + Go back Alt + Go forward
  4. 4. Alt + 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 + Mouse Wheel Change the view type (extra large, small, list view, detail, etc.) NUMLOCK + Asterisk (*) on Display all subfolders under the selected numeric keypad folder NUMLOCK + Plus Sign (+) on Display the contents of the selected folder numeric keypad NUMLOCK + Minus Sign (+) on Collapse the selected folder numeric keypadDialog Boxes 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
  5. 5. 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 boxPhoto Gallery Ctrl + F Open the Fix pane Ctrl + P Print the selected picture Ctrl + I Open or close the Details pane Ctrl+ . Rotate the picture clockwise Ctrl + , 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 + Go back Alt + Go forward +– Zoom in or resize the picture thumbnail – Zoom out or resize the picture thumbnail Shift + Delete Permanently delete the selected item Enter View the selected picture at a larger sizeLog In/Out Win + + Enter Shutdown Win ++ + R Restart
  6. 6. Win + + +S SleepWin + + + W Switch users

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