DOWNLOAD: Best tool to repair Windows problems & optimize system performance | Best driver update software for your PC
 
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: New Keyboard Shortcut Keys in Windows 7

  1. #1
    Hari Maurya's Avatar
    Hari Maurya is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    India
    Posts
    264

    Cool New Keyboard Shortcut Keys in Windows 7

    Microsoft has introduced several new keyboard shortcuts, hot keys to make easier navigation and usage of Windows 7. Here’s a few keyboard shortcut keys that are new in Windows 7.



    Windows + ↑ (Up Arrow) - Maximize window

    Windows + ← (Left Arrow) - Snap window to left side covering half of desktop space. Continue pressing the keyboard shortcut will rotate the window between snap to left, snap to right and restore to normal position.

    Windows + → (Right Arrow) - Snap window to right side covering half of desktop space. Continue pressing the keyboard shortcut will rotate the window between snap to left, snap to right and restore to normal position.

    Windows + ↓ (Down Arrow) - Minimize the window. Restore to normal size and position if the window is currently maximized.

  2. #2
    HappyAndyK's Avatar
    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7,572

    Default

    ^ I guess, these shortcuts have been introduced in view of the new Aero Snap feature.

  3. #3
    tweakwindows's Avatar
    tweakwindows is offline Microsoft MVP
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    intowindows.com
    Posts
    1,285

    Default

    But,didn't like one thing. Winkey + E opens Library instead of explorer(computer)
    Have they changed this in the BETA build?

  4. #4
    HappyAndyK's Avatar
    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7,572

    Default

    * Win+[number key] runs the applications on the super bar.
    * Win+P is a no nonsense way to connecting displays to computers and switching from single monitor to dual-display
    * Win+Shift+Left Arrow – Move the window to the screen on the left
    * Win+Shift+Right Arrow – Move the window to the screen on the right
    * Win+Home – Minimize all windows except the current active window
    * Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow – Resizes windows based on the new Win7 window docking feature;
    * 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+T – This is like “alt-tabbing” through the Peek menus. Once you hit Win+T you can use the arrow keys to navigate left right and up the windows tree.
    * Win+Space – By pushing this is and hold the Win-key, you can peek at your desktop without dragging it to the bottom right corner
    * CTRL+shift +click – when you click on an application while hold CTRL+shift, it will run with elevated permissions i.e. Administrator Privileges.
    * Win+E – opens Explorer

    More of Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts on Technet and here too.

  5. #5
    dmudgal's Avatar
    dmudgal is offline Windows Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    108

    Default

    thanks for the shortcuts.......so many of them....thx

  6. #6
    nitinagarwal1988's Avatar
    nitinagarwal1988 is offline Microsoft MVP
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Pilani, India
    Posts
    1,570

    Smile New Keyboard shortcuts of Windows 7

    Windows 7 supports several useful new keyboard shortcuts.

    Alt+P : Display/hides the Explorer preview pane.

    Windows Logo+G : Display gadgets in front of other windows

    Windows Logo++ (plus key) : Zoom in, where appropriate

    Windows Logo+- (minus key) : Zoom out, where appropriate

    Windows Logo+Up : Maximise the current window

    Windows Logo+Down : Minimise the current window

    Windows Logo+Left : Snap to the left hand side of the screen

    Windows Logo+Right : Snap to the right hand side of the screen

    Windows Logo+Home : Minimise/ restore everything except the current window

  7. #7
    HappyAndyK's Avatar
    HappyAndyK is offline Site Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    7,572

    Default

    ^ Always a good idea to search before you post

  8. #8
    nitinagarwal1988's Avatar
    nitinagarwal1988 is offline Microsoft MVP
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Pilani, India
    Posts
    1,570

    Default

    ^ yup sorry for posting it as a new thread.......i'll search before posting new threads...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22