Windows 7 has some new shortcuts for new features that were not in Vista or XP. In this article we will touch on some new as well as some not well known shortcuts from previous versions.
Starting with the Desktop shortcuts, we have :-
Windows Key + # - Launch a new instance of a program in the far slot on the taskbar Windows Key + = - Launches the Magnifier Windows Key + D - Show/Hide Desktop Windows Key + Down - Restore Down / Minimize Current Windows Windows Key + E - Windows Explorer is launched. Windows Key + F - Search Windows Key + L - Lock Computer Windows Key + Left - Tile Current Window to the Left Windows Key + M - Minimize All Windows Windows Key + Minus - Zooms out Windows Key + P - Projector Windows Key + Plus - Zoom in Windows Key + R - Run Command is launched. Windows Key + Right - Tile Current Windows to the Right Windows Key + S - OneNote Screen Clipping Tool Windows Key + Space - Peek at the desktop Windows Key + T - Cycle Super Taskbar Items Windows Key + Tab - Aero (Tab to cycle between Windows) Windows Key + U - Launches Ease of Access Windows Key + Up - Maximize Current Window Windows Key + X - Mobility Center
Moving on to the Windows 7 Task Bar shortcuts :-
Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon - Open a new instance with Admin privileges Ctrl + Click on grouped icon - Cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group Middle click on icon - Open a new instance Shift + Click on icon - Open a new instance Shift + Right-click on icon - Show window menu (Restore / Minimize / Move / etc). thumbnail to get this menu. Shift + Right-click on grouped icon - Menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.
Finally, Windows 7 Windows Explorer shortcuts
Alt + Left/ Right - Back/ Forward Alt + P - Show/hide Preview Pane Alt + Up - Go up one level
I hope the above shortcuts will help you on your way with the new Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System.