Windows 7 Short-cut Keys

Windows 7 Shortcut Tabs:

Switch between open windows

Alt + Tab


Minimize/restore all but the active window

Windows key + Home


Minimize all windows

Windows key + M


Maximize window

Windows key + up-arrow


Minimize/restore window

Windows key + down-arrow


Make all windows transparent so you can see the desktop

Windows key + spacebar


Dock window to left or right half of screen

Windows key + left- or right-arrow


Zoom in/out
(In the default view, you must zoom in before zooming out.)

Windows key + plus/minus sign


Lock screen

Windows key + L


Open Run dialog

Windows key + R


Open Search box

Windows key + F


Open Windows Explorer to computer

Windows key + E


Expand Folders view in Win Explorer to show where you are

Control + Shift + E


Go up a level in Windows Explorer

Alt + up-arrow


Choose display mode/switch monitors
(Especially useful for presenters or dual-monitor users)

Windows key + P


Launch apps pinned to the Taskbar
(1 is the left-most app; Windows Key+T cycles through all apps.)

Windows key + (number 1-9)


Cycle through Gadgets

Windows key + G


Rotate a picture clockwise
(Or use comma for counterclockwise)

Control + period


Use Control-click to select the pictures in a folder you need to rotate, then rotate them all at once.


Turn Sticky Keys on and off

Press Shift five times

This list was found doing a search on Yahoo Search, I take no credit for this information.

About Eddie O.

Since 1998 I took interest in Computers, learning mostly about Virus removal; and security. Throughout the years I successfully completed A+, & N+ Prep Courses, for Computer Repairs; and Networking. Following the completion of them courses I enrolled into Online College for my Associates in Business Management, and my Bachelor in IT. I am considered a Free Lance Computer Technician, I specialize in Virus Removal, Rebuilding, and recovering Windows Operating Systems.
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