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General Windows 7 Shortcuts

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  1. X-PASTER

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    Here are some shortcut keys to help improve your productivity and user experience with Windows 7.

    General Windows 7 Shortcuts

    Shortcut Description
    Win + UP Arrow = Maximize the current window
    Win + Down Arrow = Restore down or minimize current windows
    Win + Left Arrow = Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
    Win + Right Arrrow = Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
    Win + [number] = Activate and run the program pinned on Windows 7 Taskbar, running program won't be affected

    Win + Home = Minimize all but the current window
    Win + Space = Makes all windows transparent so you can see through to the desktop
    Win + Pause/Break = Open System Properties
    Win + Tab = Flip Aero 3D [press Tab to cycle between Windows]
    Win + B = Move focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
    Win + D = Show/Hide desktop
    Win + E = Windows Explorer is launched
    Win + F = Search
    Win + G = Bring all gadgets on top and foreground
    Win + L = Lock Computer
    Win + M = Minimize all windows
    Win + P = Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
    Win + R = Run Command is launched.
    Win + S = OneNote Screen Clipping Tool
    Win + T = Show preview thumbnail of running applications in Windows Taskbar one by one without mouse over
    Win + X = Mobility Center
    Win + # = Quicklaunch
    Win + (=) = Magnifier

    Win + [+/-] = Enables the magnifier and zooms in/out
    Win + Shift + Up Arrow = Maximize vertical size
    Win + Shift + Down Arrow = Restore vertical size
    Win + Shift + Left Arrow = Jump to left monitor
    Win + Shift + Right Arrow = Jump to right monitor
    Win + Shift + M = Undo all window minimization
    Win + Shift + T = Cycles backwards

    Win + Ctrl + F = Opens the Active Directory Find Computers dialog
    Ctrl + Right Arrow = Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
    Ctrl + Left Arrow = Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
    Ctrl + Up Arrow = Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
    Ctrl + Down Arrow = Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
    Ctrl + Click A = pinned taskbar icon to cycle through the program̢۪s open windows (e.g. IE)

    Ctrl + Win + Tab = Persistent flip 3D
    Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key = Select a block of text
    Ctrl with any arrow key + Spacebar = Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
    Ctrl + Shift + Esc = Open Task Manager directly
    Ctrl + Shift + N = Create new folder
     
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