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Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

An almost complete list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7.

Short but useful

New Win 7 Shortcuts

Win+ Maximize the current window
Win+ If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
Win+ Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
Win+ Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
Win+Shift+ Move current window to the left monitor (with dual monitors)
Win+Shift+ Move current window to the right monitor (with dual monitors)
Win+Home Minimize all but the current window
Win+Space Peek at the desktop
Win+[Plus sign] Zoom in
Win+[Minus sign] Zoom out
Win+P Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Alt+P In Explorer, show/hide the preview pane

Win7 Taskbar Modifiers

Shift+Click Open a new instance of the program
Ctrl+Click Cycle between windows in a group
Middle Click Open a new instance of the program
Ctrl+Shift+Click Open a new instance of the program as Administrator
Shift+Right-Click Show window menu

Window Management

Alt+F4 Close the active window
Alt+Tab Switch to previous active window
Alt+Esc Cycle through all open windows
Win+Tab Flip 3D
Ctrl+Win+Tab Persistent Flip 3D
Win+T Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)
Win+M Minimize all open windows
Win+Shift+M Undo all window minimization
Win+D Toggle showing the desktop
Win+ Maximize the current window
Win+ If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
Win+ Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
Win+ Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
Win+Shift+ Move current window to the left monitor (with dual monitors)
Win+Shift+ Move current window to the right monitor (with dual monitors)
Win+Home Minimize all but the current window
Win+Space Peek at the desktop
Win+[Plus sign] Zoom in
Win+[Minus sign] Zoom out

Starting Programs

Win+1 Open the first program on your Quick Launch bar
Win+2 Open the second program on your Quick Launch bar
Win+n Open the nth program on your Quick Launch bar
Win+U Open the ease of access center
Win+F Open the search window
Win+X Open the Mobility Center
Win+E Open Explorer
Win+R Open the Run window
Win+B Move focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
Win+P Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Win+Pause Open the System Properties portion from the Control Panel
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Open Windows Task Manager

Logging in and out

Win, , Enter Shutdown
Win, →, →, R Restart
Win, →, →, S Sleep
Win, →, →, W Switch Users
Win+L Locks computer

Windows Explorer

Alt+ Go back
Alt+ Go forward
Alt+ Go up a directory
Alt+D Move focus to address bar
Alt+D, Tab Move focus to search bar
Alt+Enter Open the Properties window of the current selection
Ctrl+Mousewheel Change the view type (extra large, small, list view, detail, etc.)
Alt+P Show/hide the preview pane