Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts List

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are most important for power computer users. If you want to increase your productivity then you must know all windows keyboard shortcut which is required to carry out your day to day computing activity. Windows Vista and XP have almost same keyboard shortcuts but microsoft latest operating system windows 7 has got many new keyboard shortcuts.

Here is a list of all new as well as old windows 7 keyboard shortcut which will be definitely helpful for all Windows 7 users experimenting with first windows 7 beta.

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcut List

Win+UP Arrow :- Maximize the current window

Win+Down Arrow :- If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it

Win+Left Arrow :- Dock the current window to the left half of the screen

Win+Right Arrrow :- Dock the current window to the right half of the screen

Win+Home :- Minimize all but the current window

Win+P :- Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)

Alt+F4 :- Close the active window

Alt+Tab :- Switch to previous active window

Alt+Esc :- Cycle through all open windows

Win+Tab :- Flip 3D

Ctrl+Win+Tab :- Persistent Flip 3D

Win+T :- Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)

Win+M :- Minimize all open windows

Win+Shift+M :- Undo all window minimization

Win+D :- Toggle showing the desktop

Win+Up Arrow :- Maximize the current window

Win+Down Arrow :- If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it

Win+Left Arrow :- Dock the current window to the left half of the screen

Win+Right Arrow :- Dock the current window to the right half of the screen

Win+Home :- Minimize all but the current window

I will update this list as an when I get more keyboard shortcuts for windows 7.

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24 thoughts on “Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts List”

  1. 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 Now in Windows 7, “new” is no longer in the top position upon striking Alt-F, having been replaced by “Share with”, so now my routine will need to be Alt-F, Down arrow, Enter, Enter.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.

  2. @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).

  3. @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…

  4. 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

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

  6. 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.

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