Windows 7 and the Windows key keyboard shortcuts!

I had a few students in this week’s 50292 Windows 7 class ask if there’s a list of keyboard shortcuts listed in the book. I’ve just put some on here that deal with the use of the Windows logo key Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key. I decided to point them here and the MSFT official site as well

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that use the Windows logo key Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key.

Press this key To do this

Windows logo key Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Open or close the Start menu.

Windows logo key + Pause Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Display the System Properties dialog box.

Windows logo key +D Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Display the desktop.

Windows logo key +M Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Minimize all windows.

Windows logo key +Shift+M Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Restore minimized windows to the desktop.

Windows logo key +E Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Open Computer.

Windows logo key +F Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Search for a file or folder.

Ctrl+Windows logo key +F Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Search for computers (if you’re on a network).

Windows logo key +L Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Lock your computer or switch users.

Windows logo key +R Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Open the Run dialog box.

Windows logo key +T Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Cycle through programs on the taskbar.

Windows logo key +number Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.

Shift+Windows logo key +number Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Ctrl+Windows logo key +number Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Alt+Windows logo key +number Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Windows logo key +Tab Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.

Ctrl+Windows logo key +B Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.

Windows logo key +Spacebar Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Preview the desktop.

Windows logo key +Up Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Maximize the window.

Windows logo key +Left Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.

Windows logo key +Right Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.

Windows logo key +Down Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Minimize the window.

Windows logo key +Home Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key= Minimize all but the active window.

Windows logo key +Shift+Up Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.

Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Move a window from one monitor to another.

Windows logo key +P Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key= Choose a presentation display mode.

Windows logo key +G Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Cycle through gadgets.

Windows logo key +U Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows logo key +X Microsoft Windows 7 Windows Key = Open Windows Mobility Center.

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