Windows 7 Shortcuts

Windows 7 comes with an interesting list of shortcuts, an exhaustive list is available at the following URL http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts

I’ve just filtered this list to only the Picture of Windows logo key button based shortcuts.

Picture of Windows logo key +U

Open the Ease of Access Center.

Picture of Windows logo key +Tab

Each  TAB press allows you to flip through the Programs on the taskbar.

Ctrl+ Picture of Windows logo key +Tab

After pressing this shortcut, Use the arrow keys to flip through programs on the taskbar.

Picture of Windows logo key+Pause

Display the System Properties dialog box.

Picture of Windows logo key+M

Minimize all windows.

Picture of Windows logo key+Shift+M

Restore minimized windows to the desktop.

Picture of Windows logo key+E

Open Computer.

Picture of Windows logo key+T

Cycle through programs on the taskbar.

Picture of 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+ Picture of Windows logo key+number

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

Ctrl+Picture of 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+Picture of Windows logo key+number

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

Ctrl+Picture of Windows logo key +B

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

Picture of Windows logo key+Spacebar

Preview the desktop.

Picture of Windows logo key+Up Arrow

Maximize the window.

Picture of Windows logo key+Left Arrow

Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.

Picture of Windows logo key+Right Arrow

Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.

Picture of Windows logo key+Down Arrow

Minimize the window.

Picture of Windows logo key+Home

Minimize all but the active window.

Picture of Windows logo key+Shift+Up Arrow

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

Picture of Windows logo key+Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow

Move a window from one monitor to another.

Picture of Windows logo key+P

Choose a presentation display mode.

Picture of Windows logo key+G

Cycle through gadgets.

Picture of Windows logo key+X

Open Windows Mobility Center.

Picture of Windows logo key+ Plus Sign (+) or Minus Sign (-)

Zoom in or out.

Picture of Windows logo key+ Esc

Exit Magnifier.

From the above mentioned list , the one I’ve found useful were for conducting presentations were Picture of Windows logo key+ P, Picture of Windows logo key + ( Plus-Minus Sign) ,Picture of Windows logo key+Esc,  Picture of Windows logo key +X.

Ta,

Ben Salins

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