Ultimate Guide to Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

33238The list of Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts is hard to get and even harder to memorize… but, because of the efficiency and quickness that you get, it’s definitely worth the trouble. Here are the most common keyboard shortcuts…the following work with Windows Vista or higher. Many of these work  on other Microsoft applications as well.

Windows logo key shortcuts

 

Press this key

To do this

Windows logo key

Open or close the Start menu.

Windows logo key +Pause

Display the System Properties dialog box.

Windows logo key +D

Display the desktop.

Windows logo key +M

Minimize all windows.

Windows logo key +Shift+M

Restore minimized windows to the desktop.

Windows logo key +E

Open Computer.

Windows logo key +F

Search for a file or folder.

Ctrl+Windows logo key +F

Search for computers (if you’re on a network.

Windows logo key +L

Lock your computer or switch users.

Windows logo key +R

Open the Run dialog box.

Windows logo key +T

Cycle through programs on the taskbar.

Windows logo key +number

Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.

Shift+Windows logo key +number

Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Ctrl+Windows logo key +number

Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Alt+Windows logo key +number

Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Windows logo key +Tab

Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab

Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

Ctrl+Windows logo key +B

Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.

Windows logo key +Spacebar

Preview the desktop.

Windows logo key +Up Arrow

Maximize the window.

Windows logo key +Left Arrow

Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.

Windows logo key +Right Arrow

Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.

Windows logo key +Down Arrow

Minimize the window.

Windows logo key +Home

Minimize all but the active window.

Windows logo key +Shift+Up Arrow

Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.

Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow

Move a window from one monitor to another.

Windows logo key +P

Choose a presentation display mode.

Windows logo key +G

Cycle through gadgets.

Windows logo key +U

Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows logo key +X

Open Windows Mobility Center.

Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Press this key

To do this

Ctrl+N

Open a new window

Ctrl+Shift+N

Create a new folder

End

Display the bottom of the active window

Home

Display the top of the active window

F11

Maximize or minimize the active window

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

Left Arrow

Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder

Alt+Enter

Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item

Alt+P

Display the preview pane

Alt+Left Arrow

View the previous folder

Right Arrow

Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder

Alt+Right Arrow

View the next folder

Alt+Up Arrow

View the parent folder

Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel

Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons

Alt+D

Select the address bar

Ctrl+E

Select the search box

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