Windows 7 offers loads of great shortcuts for switching between apps, moving windows around your screen, moving them to another monitor altogether, and much more. If you love to work with window 7 then these shortcuts certainly save some of your precious time. However you might be aware of most of the Windows shortcuts, but still there are some shortcuts which you probably might not be knowing. Here I am providing some of those. So be ready to enhance your Windows knowledge.
Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
- Alt + P
It activates a Preview Pane of the selected file(s) in Windows Explorer (especially useful for image, sound and videos).
- Win + Up and Win + Down
Win + Up maximises the current window (if it isn’t already maximised) while Win + Down minimizes it.
- Win + Shift + Up and Win + Shift + Down
Win + Shift + Up vertically stretches the active window to the maximum desktop height (the width of the window remains the same). While Win + Shift + Down restores the active window to the normal height.
- Win + [+] and Win + [-]
This keyboard shortcut activates the magnifier and you can zoom in or out using the [+] and [-] keys respectively. You can also customize the Magnifier to follow the keyboard cursor or mouse pointer.
- Win + Left and Win + Right
Either of these keyboard shortcuts will make the active window fill exactly one half of the screen. And if the window has filled one half, use of the other shortcut will make it flip to the other side of the screen.
- Win + Shift + Left and Win + Shift + Right
If you are using multiple displays, you can use these shortcuts to move from one screen to another.
- Win + Home
This shortcut will minimize all open windows except the active window. Re-pressing it will restore all windows.
- Win + T
In Windows 7, Win + T cycles through the thumbnails of active windows / programs using the Taskbar’s peek menu.
- Win + P
It opens a small overlay that lets you configure a second display or projector.
- Win + E
In Windows 7, it opens a new window to show your Libraries folder.
- Win + Number
Programs and shortcuts on the Taskbar can be launched using this combination. For instance, Win + 4 will open the fourth item on the Taskbar, and so on.
- Win + Spacebar
This shortcut makes every window transparent so you can view the desktop.
- Win + G
Cycle between the Windows Gadgets on your screen.