Windows 7 shortcuts for better productivity

Windows 7 shortcuts

Using shortcuts not only makes you productive it is stylish too. Windows 7 has some great shortcuts that are wonderful and you will find yourself saving at least few minutes by using them.

Microsoft has introduced new shortcuts for Windows 7. These will definitely help you.

  • Win+Home – Clear all windows except for the active window
  • Win+Space – All windows become transparent
  • Win+Up arrow – Maximize the active window
  • Win+Down arrow – Minimize the window/Restore the window if it’s maximized
  • Win+Left/Right arrows – Dock the window to each side of the monitor (If you’ve got dual monitors, adding Shift to the mix (e.g., Win+Shift+Right arrow) will move the window to the adjacent monitor.)
  • Win+T – Focus and scroll through items on the taskbar.
  • Win+P – Adjust presentation settings for your display
  • Win+(+/-) – Zoom in/out
  • Shift+Click a taskbar item – Open a new instance of that application
  • Win+number (1-9) – Starts the application pinned to the taskbar in that position, or switches to that program.
  • Shift+Win+number (1-9) – Starts a new instance of the application pinned to the taskbar in that position.
  • Ctrl+Win+number (1-9) – Cycles through open windows for the application pinned to the taskbar in that position.
  • Alt+Win+number (1-9) – Opens the Jump List for the application pinned to the taskbar.
  • Win+B – Focuses the System Tray icons
  • Shift+Click on a taskbar button – Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program.
  • Ctrl+Shift+Click on a taskbar button – Open a program as an administrator.
  • Shift+Right-click on a taskbar button – Show the window menu for the program (like XP does).
  • Shift+Right-click on a grouped taskbar button – Show the window menu for the group.
  • Ctrl+Click on a grouped taskbar button – Cycle through the windows of the group.
  • Ctrl+Shift+N: Creates a new folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Alt+Up: Goes up a folder level in Windows Explorer.
  • Alt+P: Toggles the preview pane in Windows Explorer.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a file: Adds Copy as Path, which copies the path of a file to the clipboard.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a file: Adds extra hidden items to the Send To menu.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a folder: Adds Command Prompt Here, which lets you easily open a command prompt in that folder.
  • Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display.
  • Win+(+/-): Zoom in/out.
  • Win+G: Cycle between the Windows Gadgets on your screen.
  • Ctrl+Shift+N – Creates a new folder in Windows Explorer.
  • Alt+Up – Goes up a folder level in Windows Explorer.
  • Alt+P – Toggles the preview pane in Windows Explorer.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a file – Adds Copy as Path, which copies the path of a file to the clipboard.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a file – Adds extra hidden items to the Send To menu.
  • Shift+Right-Click on a folder – Adds Command Prompt Here, which lets you easily open a command prompt in that folder.
  • Win+P – Adjust presentation settings for your display.
  • Win+G – Cycle between the Windows Gadgets on your screen.

If you are using Windows 7 as your Operating System(OS), you will definitely find these Windows 7 Shortcuts useful and time saving.

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