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Sandip Dedhia

Sandip Dedhia

Sandip Dedhia is the founder of Blogsdna.com, he loves to write on technology, gadgets & web services. At Blogsdna you can read his Windows tutorials, free and useful software related articles. He is on twitter too @sandipnd View author profile

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  • Martin Pagh Ludvigsen

    Win + “+”-key – Zoom in
    Win + “-”-key – Zoom out

  • jrh0

    I have used Alt-F, Enter, Enter in Windows Explorer for years to create a new folder. Now in Windows 7, “new” is no longer in the top position upon striking Alt-F, having been replaced by “Share with”, so now my routine will need to be Alt-F, Down arrow, Enter, Enter. That’s unfortunate in two ways: first, it’s an extra keystroke, and second, I’m using other machines with other versions of Windows, so it’s confusing. Would it be too much to ask to be able to configure the order of those functions, so I can get “New” back to the top? Not to rain on your parade, but I can’t imagine needing “Share with” frequently enough to memorize a keystroke combo for it, after all, there’s an icon on the toolbar for it, and I might only use it 2 or three times a year.

  • oren

    hi i installed win 7 but i cant get the start + tab to work, do you have any idea why?

  • http://www.james-brooks.net James Brooks

    Oren, you should make sure that Aero is enabled.

  • http://fastboxster.spaces.live.com doug

    @Oren – you have to have a video card that supports Aero. Check your video card drivers if you think yours is new enough to support Aero (DirectX 9 is required). Also, you may have to update your computer’s “Experience Index” to get it to work. (Type “Experience Index” on the Start button’s search field). Also, enable glass to get Aero enabled (use Start/Search to find it).

  • Stas

    Win + “G” to bring gadgets up front.

  • http://www.oezratty.net Olivier Ezratty

    @Martin : the main problem is there is no simple two-keys shortcut to create a folder, something that’s been in MacOS for years… Strange the Windows team didn’t add this in 7. They just made it a bit simpler to create a folder with adding a “new folder” button in the Explorer toolbar. Not enough…

  • JB

    Windows 7 New Folder Shortcut:
    Ctrl + Shift + N

  • http://www.james-brooks.net James Brooks

    JB, nice find! I didn’t even think about that combination…

  • garden

    the ctrl+shift+n doesnt work on my windows seven

  • mare

    How can I disable/change Windows keyboard shortcuts?
    I use Launchy and I invoke it with win+space, but now I can’t use that shortcut because it is bound to something useless in W7

  • http://www.james-brooks.net James Brooks

    Mare, I don’t think it is possible to change default shortcuts. I believe they are hard coded.

  • xaho

    win + p show a window in which you can choose screen extension/cloning for things like beamers or extra monitors.

  • steven

    win+ number keys opens your quick launch applications

  • Abcdefgh

    Some shortcuts are not working which u had above mentioned.

  • Abcdefgh

    Some shortcuts are not working which u had above mentioned.

  • bryan

    I think the descriptions for the alt+tab and alt+esc functions should be switched.

  • Marek Leos

    I beleave here is the most complete list of possible shortcuts in Windows 7.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts

  • Tobywong

    Nice post, thanks :D there are a few shortcuts you missed on http://www.usingcomputers.co.uk take a gander

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    Hi Stas, you have to have a video card that supports Aero. Check your video card drivers if you think yours is new enough to support Aero (DirectX 9 is required). Also, you may have to update your computer’s “Experience Index” to get it to work.

  • Ankitroy1207

    windows s7 new folder shortcut CTRL+N

  • Tusharsaindane

    alt+F4 doesn’t work on Windows 7