Windows 7 Shortcut Keys…tell all your friends

Here is a list of some shortcut keys in Windows 7:-

Shortcut Key


  • Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow

  • Dock / Undock

  • Win+Up Arrow and Win+Down Arrow

  • Maximizes and restores / minimizes

  • Win+Shift+Up Arrow and Win+Shift+Down Arrow

  • Maximizes and restores the vertical size.

  • Win+P

  • Display Projection

  • Win+X

  • Open Mobility Center

  • Win+Home

  • Minimize all non-active background windows

  • Win+Shift+Left Arrow and Win+Shift+Right Arrow

  • Moves windows from one monitor to another (keeping them in the same relative location to the monitor’s top-left origin)

  • Win+1, Win+2, Win+3 etc up to 5 icons

  • Opens a new instance of the application

  • Win+Space

  • Peeking at the desktop

  • Ctrl+Shift

  • Run application with elevated rights

  • Win+T

  • Walks through the taskbar

  • Win+E

  • Opens windows explorer


Written by Daniel Kenyon-Smith

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