Keyboards Shortcuts of Windows 7 l Tips & Tricks l

By | May 3, 2012

Really cool keyboards shortcuts that are specific to Windows 7. I can bet that you don’t know all of them. Check them out, some of them will surprise you for sure.


  • Win+Pause helps you check System Properties

  • Ctrl+Shift+Esc Can Quickly Open Windows Task Manager

  • Ctrl+Shift+N to Create a New Folder

  • Ctrl+Shift+Click to Open a Program As Administrator

  • Shift+Right-Click Enhances Send to Menu

  • Win+T to Get to Taskbar Items

  • You could use the key combination Win+T to toggle through the applications pinned on the taskbar in Windows 7.

  • Shift+Click on a Taskbar App to Open a New Instance of the App

  • Let’s say you’ve got a bunch of Chrome windows open. And you need to quickly open a new blank window of the browser. Here’s the way – point your cursor to the chrome icon on the taskbar, hit Shift and click on it.

  • Shift+Right-Click on a Folder to Open Command Prompt

  • If you do Shift+right-click on a folder, you’ll find an option that says “Open command windows here.” If you love working with the command prompt, this option should come in handy.

  • Win+Space to Quickly Show Desktop

  • Pressing the Win key and the space bar simultaneously shows you the desktop immediately.

  • Win+Up/Down/Left/Right for Moving the Active Window

  • If you intend to quickly move the active window to make space for other apps, you could do that by using the Win key and one of the arrow keys. Each arrow key would move the window in the direction it is meant to.

  • For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Left Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Left Monitor

  • If you are on a dual monitor setup using Windows 7 then you could press the Win+Shift+Left arrow key combination to move the active application window to the left monitor.

  • For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Right Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Right Monitor

  • Similarly, if you need to move the current window to the right monitor screen, just press Win+Shift+right arrow key.

  • Win+B to Move Focus to the System Tray

  • Win+P for Quickly Connecting Your Laptop to a Projector

  • Windows 7 has a nifty projection menu feature which enables you to quickly connect your laptop to a projector or an extended monitor. Win+P is the keyboard shortcut for that purpose. l All abouts MBA’s l Free Online MBA Projects Download


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