Thursday, January 1, 2015

All window 7 short cut keys

Platform: Windows/ English
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1. Managing 'Windows' in Windows 7
Move and Resize Active Window
Win + Arrow Down Set window to Restored (if Maximized) or
Minimized (if Restored)
Win + Arrow Up Maximize window (if Restored)
Win + Shift + Arrow Down / Win
+ Shift + Arrow Up
Maximize Restored window vertically / Restore
window to previous state
Win + Arrow Right / Win
+ Arrow Left
Move Restored window to left/center/right.
Works across multiple monitors
Win + Shift + Arrow Right / Win
+ Shift + Arrow Left
Move window to left monitor / to right monitor
when using multiple monitors
Alt + Space Opens the title bar menu
Alt + Space + Enter Restore Window
Alt + Space + x Ma x imize Window
Alt + Space + n Mi n imize Window
F11 Turn full page view on or off
'Maximized' means full screen, 'Restored'
means variable window size, and 'Minimized'
means minimized to taskbar.
Switch between Applications
Alt + tab ,
alt + Shift + Tab
Cycles through open programs in taskbar. Hold
alt and continuously press tab to move
forward between applications. Release keys to
switch to application selected. Add shift to
reverse direction.
Alt + Ctrl + tab , then use
arrow keys to select application
Cycles through open programs in taskbar
without needing to hold alt continuously.
Press alt + ctrl + tab once, then continue
with arrow keys and press enter on
Alt + Esc / Alt + Shift + Esc Cycle through programs on taskbar in the order
they were opened or accessed
Win + Tab Cycle through programs using Aero Flip 3D
Ctrl + Win + Tab Cycle through programs on Taskbar using Aero
Flip 3D
Win + g Cycle through G adget Window
Manage Multiple Windows
Win + d Minimize all windows on all Monitors. Press
again to restore previous state
Win + m Minimize all windows on current Monitor
Win + Shift + m Restore previously minimized windows on
current Monitor
Win + Home Set all windows to Minimized on current
Monitor except active
Win + Space Preview Desktop / make windows transparent
(May not work with all Settings)
2. Accessing Windows Features
Win + e Start Windows E xplorer (in My Computer)
Win + r Open the R un window
Win + f Open Windows Search. f3 on empty desktop
works, too.
Win + l L ock the keyboard/ computer
Win + F1 Display Windows Help
Alt + Shift Change keyboard language layout if multiple
language layouts are active*
shift when inserting CD or DVD Prevent CD or DVD from automatically playing
Win + p Choose Presentation Display Mode
Win + x Open Mobility Center
* When working with multiple Keyboards
Layouts (e.g. Spanish/English/German). Add
unlimited Layouts under Regional settings and
activate language bar in Taskbar to see current
language. Switch with shortcut any time.
3. Windows 7 Taskbar
win or ctrl + Esc
Activate Start Button. Then use arrow keys ,
space and enter to navigate within Start
Win + t Go to first item in t askbar, continue with
arrow keys
Win + b Go to first item in system tray
Shift +click on a taskbar item Start new instance of taskbar item
Ctrl + Shift +click on a taskbar
Start new instance of taskbar item as
Shift +right-click on a taskbar
item Show the window menu for the program
Win + 1 ... 9 Switch to application in position N on taskbar
(or launch pinned application)
Shift + Win + 1 ... 9 Start new instance of taskbar item in position N
on taskbar
Unfortunately, Microsoft removed the possibility
to select multiple taskbar items in Windows 7
4. Navigating Desktop
Arrow Keys Navigate between and select single icons on
desktop (when focus is on the desktop)
Home / End Select first / select last object on desktop
Enter Launch active icon
Shift + F10
Activate context menu of active icon by
simulates right mouse button. Once in the
context menu use arrow keys , a - z and
enter to select item
tab , shift + tab on empty
Navigate between desktop, the quick-launch
bar, task bar and notification bar. Then use
arrow keys and enter or space to activate
specific icons
a , b , c , ...
Pressing the initial letter of the name of any
objects will highlight the respective application
or folder. Continue typing the object name if
multiple objects start with the same letter
5. Windows Explorer
Win + e Start Windows Explorer (My Computer)
Alt + Arrow Up Go up one folder
Alt + Arrow Left / Alt
+ Arrow Right Go to previous folder / go to next folder
Tab / Shift + Tab
Switch focus forward/ backward between
Address bar, Search Bar, Toolbar, Navigation
Pane, and File List (Default is usually File List)
Alt + d or f4 Jump to the Address bar and select absolute
address. Copy address with ctrl + c if desired
Ctrl + e or ctrl + f Jump to S e arch Box in Explorer
Ctrl + n Open new instance of Windows Explorer
F11 Maximize window
Navigate File List and Navigation Pane
Arrow Keys Navigate between files and folders
Enter Open folder or start application
Home / End Jump to first / jump to last item
F2 Change the file name of active item
f2 , then arrow left / Arrow Right Move one character to the left / to the right in
item name
f2 , then ctrl + Arrow Left / Ctrl
+ Arrow Right
Jump one word to the left / to the right of item
f2 , then home / End Jump to beginning / jump to end of item name
f2 , then ctrl + a Select complete object name including suffix
(default excludes suffix)
Arrow Left / Arrow Right Expand folder / collapse folder (navigation
pane only)
File List
Alt + p Display or hide P review Pane
Alt + v then d View d etails. Check View menu for more
Alt + v then x View e x tra-large icons. Check View menu for
more options
Ctrl +mouse scroll wheel Change size of icons
Select Items in File List and Navigation Pane
Shift + Arrow Up / Arrow Down Select multiple adjacent items (directly above
or below)
ctrl with arrow keys and space
Select multiple non-adjacent items. Hold ctrl ,
use arrow keys to move to next item, and
press space to add/remove from selection
Ctrl + a Select a ll
a ... z and 1 .. 9
Press the initial letter any item to jump to it.
Continue typing the full name if multiple items
start with the same letter
Manipulate Items in Explorer
Ctrl + c , ctrl + x , ctrl + v ctrl + c for copy, ctrl + x for cut and ctrl
+ v for paste
Ctrl + z Undo an action
Ctrl + y Redo an action
Delete Delete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin
Shift + Delete Delete an item permanently without placing it
into the Recycle Bin
Shift + F10
Activate context menu of active object.
Replaces the right mouse button. Once in the
context menu use arrow keys , a - z and
enter to get to the selection
Ctrl + Shift + n Create n ew folder
Alt + Enter Open Properties dialog box
6. Photo Viewer
Arrow Left / Arrow Right Go to next / go to previous photo
Ctrl + . Rotate photo clockwise
Ctrl + , Rotate photo counter-clockwise
[ + ] / - Zoom in / zoom out (or mouse wheel)
Ctrl + 0 (zero) Fit to Window
Delete Delete current photo
Shift + Delete Permanently delete current photo
Alt + Enter Show properties of current photo
Alt + e or ctrl + s E mail current photo
Ctrl + c C opy current photo file to clipboard
Alt + o O pen current photo in other application (e.g.
Paint of Office)
7. Dialog Boxes
Ctrl + Tab / Ctrl + Shift + Tab Move forward / move backwards through tabs
Tab / Shift + Tab Move forward / move backwards through
Alt +underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option)
that goes with that letter
Enter Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected
Space Select or clear the check box if the active
option is a check box
Arrow Keys Select a button if the active option is a group of
option buttons
F4 Display the items in the active list
Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected
in the Save As or Open dialog box
8. Windows Admin
Admin Tasks
Ctrl + Win + f Search for Computers (with Active Directory
Win + pause/break
Display System Properties which holds system
properties, computer name, device manager
and so on
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Opens Windows Task Manager
Remote Desktop
Alt + Page Up / Alt + Page Down Move between programs from left to right /
from right to left
Alt + Insert Cycle through programs in the order that they
were started in
Alt + Home Display the Start menu
Ctrl + Alt + pause/break Switch between a window and full screen
Ctrl + Alt + End Display the Windows Security dialog box
Alt + Delete Display the system menu
9. Windows Help
Tab Move between links
Alt + c Display the Table of Contents
Alt + n Display the Connection Settings menu
F10 Display the Options menu
Alt + Arrow Left / Alt
+ Arrow Right
Move back / move forward to the previously/
next viewed topic
Alt + a Display the customer support page
Alt + Home Display the Help and Support home page
Home / End Move to the beginning / to the end of a topic
Ctrl + f Search the current topic. Press tab to leave
Ctrl + p Print a topic
F3 Move the cursor to the search box. Press tab
to leave
10. Ease of Access and Magnifier
Ease of Access
Win + u Open Ease of Access Center
Press shift five times. Turn Sticky Keys on or off
Press num lock for five seconds Turn Toggle Keys on or off
Right shift for eight seconds Turn Filter Keys on or off
left alt + left shift + Num Lock Turn Mouse Keys on or off
left alt + left shift + prtScn Turn High Contract on or off (Careful, will
change theme!)
Win + [ + ] Start Magnifier and zoom in
Win + - Zoom out with Magnifier active
Ctrl + Alt + i Invert colors in Magnifier display
Win + Esc Exit Magnifier
Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Keys Move

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