18 Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts you need to know

By | September 30, 2011
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While these shortcuts are primarily for Windows 7, you might find that some of these shortcuts work in XP and Vista too. So give them a try. You can hurt anything.

Windows Key + Tab = Aero [press Tab to cycle between Windows]

Windows Key + E = Windows Explorer is launched (works in earlier versions of Windows too).

Windows Key + R = Run Command is launched.

Windows Key + F = Search (works in previous Windows versions too)

Windows Key + X = Mobility Center

Windows Key + L = Lock Computer (Works in Windows’ earlier versions as well)

Windows Key + U = Ease of Access

Windows Key + P = Projector

Windows Key + T = Cycle Super Taskbar Items

Windows Key + S = OneNote Screen Clipping Tool [requires OneNote]

Windows Key + M = Minimize All Windows (works in earlier Windows versions also).

Windows Key + D = Show/Hide Desktop (works in earlier Windows versions also).

Windows Key + Up = Maximize Current Window

Windows Key + Down = Restore Down / Minimize Current Windows

Windows Key + Left = Tile Current Window to the Left

Windows Key + Right = Tile Current Windows to the Right
[Continue pressing the Left and Right keys to rotate the window as well]

Windows Key + = Quick launch

Windows Key + = = Magnifier

2 thoughts on “18 Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts you need to know

  1. Laurette Oliver

    I am concerned when you post that I can hurt anything. Please tell me you mean I can’t hurt anything with today’s shortcuts.

    Reply
    1. infoave Post author

      If you try a keyboard shortcut and it doesn’t work on your version of Windows, it won’t hurt your computer. Shortcuts, even if they don’t work on your version of Windows can’t cause any damage.

      Reply

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