Friday, January 16, 2009

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Lifehacker has an awesome post which highlights some of the new keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7. I just installed Windows 7 today on my MacBook natively under Boot Camp (I was previously running it inside the free Virtualbox virtualization software on Mac OS X). I must say that I am very impressed with the logon/logoff and startup/shutdown speeds as well as the overall robustness and slickness of Windows 7. So here are a few handy shortcuts to make your Windows 7 experience even better:
  • Win+Home: Clear all but the active window
  • Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop
  • Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window
  • Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized
  • Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor (If you've got dual monitors, adding Shift to the mix (e.g., Win+Shift+Right arrow) will move the window to the adjacent monitor.)
  • Win+T: Focus and scroll through items on the taskbar.
  • Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display
  • Win+(+/-): Zoom in/out
  • Shift+Click a taskbar item: Open a new instance of that application
(Source: Lifehacker)

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