Windows 7 Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts


Jan 31, 2005
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Some really good ones here, and some welcome additions, like minimize now has a shortcut! yay!

Favourites are Win+Arrow keys and Win+space is great too.


Win+Up Maximize
Win+Down Restore / Minimize
Win+Left Snap to left (pressing again will jump over to the next monitor)
Win+Right Snap to right
Win+Shift+Left Jump to monitor on the left
Win+Shift+Right Jump to monior on the right

Win+Home Minimize / Restore all other windows

Win+T Focus the first taskbar entry
(pressing again will cycle through them, you can can arrow around)

Win+Space Peek at the desktop
Win+G Bring gadgets to the top of the z-order

Win+P External display options
Win+X Mobility Center (same as Vista, but handy)

Win + # key Launches a new instance of the application in the Nth slot on the taskbar.
Example: Win+1 launches first pinned app, Win+2 launches second, etc.

Alt+P Toggle the preview pane

Taskbar modifiers
Shift+Click on icon Open a new instance
Middle-click on icon Open a new instance
Ctrl+Shift+Click on icon Open a new instance with Admin privileges

Shift+Right-click on icon Show window menu (with Restore / Minimize / Move / etc).
(Note that the normal way to access this menu is to right-click on the window thumbnail)

Shift+Right-click on a grouped icon will show Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.

Ctrl + Click on a grouped icon will cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group.

Also this

Heres a complete list of shortcuts from Microsoft



Feb 23, 2002
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I'm with you there, the Win+Space and Win+Arrows are really handy! I wish I had multi-monitors to take advantage of some of the others, as I can imagine it makes things much easier when you can work on 2 screens at once.

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