Thursday, May 8, 2014

100 Very Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7

100 Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7


We Windows users are comfortable with our mouse, but sometimes knowing the right keyboard shortcut key can really save time, and increase efficiency at work. So here are 100 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7 which will be useful for daily tasks. Also check out some tips to speed up your computer by doing some simple steps: Speed Up Your Computer.

Here the WIN stands for the Windows key, between the CTRL and ALT keys:
windows key start menu
The WINdows Key



Keystroke
Function
WIN
Open Start Menu
WIN+E
My Computer
WIN+R
Open RUN Dialog Box
WIN+F
Open Search Window
WIN+U
Ease of Access Center
WIN+X
Opens Windows Mobility Center (For Notebooks)
WIN+CTRL+F
Opens the Find Computer Dialog Box
WIN+Pause/Break
Open the Computer Properties Window (System Page)
WIN+P
Choose Network Projector Display Mode
WIN+0,1….
Opens the program pinned to the taskbar. Pressing WIN+0 will open the first program pinned to the taskbar, WIN+1 will open the next and so on, or accesses a running program
WIN+SHIFT+0,1….
Opens a new instance of the program pinned on the taskbar, indicated by 0 for first program, 1 for second and so on
WIN+CTRL+0,1….
Accesses the last active instance of the program pinned on the taskbar, similar to above
WIN+ALT+0,1…
Opens the jump list or the right click menu of the program pinned on the taskbar, similar to right clicking, 0 for the first program, and so on
WIN+B
Select the first item in the notification area on the lower right, and then use arrow keys to select the desired item, press enter to see it
WIN+CTRL+B
Access the program which is currently displaying a notification or message in the notification area in the lower right
WIN+T
Cycle through the items on the Taskbar
WIN+M
Minimize all Windows
WIN+SHIFT+M
Restore all minimized windows
WIN+D
Show or Hide Desktop (It minimizes/restores all Windows)
WIN+L
Locks the computer, and displays the login screen
WIN+TAB
Accesses the WINDOWS FLIP 3D function, and cycle through all open applications, forward
WIN+SHIFT+TAB
Accesses the WINDOWS FLIP 3D function, and cycle through all open applications, backward
WIN+CTRL+TAB
Opens the WINDOWS FLIP 3D function as a stationary object, use the arrow keys to select the window, then press enter
WIN+SPACEBAR
Preview the desktop, makes all windows transparent
WIN+G
Cycles through all gadgets
WIN+UP ARROW
Maximize the current Window
WIN+DOWN ARROW
Minimize the current Window
WIN+HOME
Minimize all windows, except the current Window
WIN+LEFT ARROW
Tiles the current Window to the left of the screen
WIN+RIGHT ARROW
Tiles the current Window to the right of the screen
WIN+SHIFT+UP ARROW
Extend the current Window from the top to the bottom the screen
WIN+SHIFT+LEFT/RIGHT ARROW
Move the current Window to the next monitor
WIN+F1
Windows Help and Support Screen
ALT
Displays the hidden menu bar
ALT+D
Selects the address bar of the application
ALT+P
Enable/Disable the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer
ALT+TAB
Cycle through the open Windows, Forward
ALT+SHIFT+TAB
Cycle through the open Windows, Backward
ALT+F4
Quit/Close the current Window, shut down windows dialog box from desktop
ALT+SPACEBAR
Access the shortcut menu for the current Window
ALT+ESC
Cycle between programs in the order in which they were opened
ALT+ENTER
Open the properties dialog box of the selected item
ALT+PRINTSCREEN
Take the screenshot of the ACTIVE WINDOW and place it on clipboard
ALT+UP ARROW
Move up one folder level in Windows Explorer
ALT+LEFT ARROW
Display the previous folder
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Display the next folder
SHIFT+INSERT CD/DVD
Load CD/DVD without Autoplay/Autorun
SHIFT+DELETE
Permanently delete the item, without sending it to recycle bin, cannot undo
SHIFT+F6
Cycle backwards through the elements of a window or dialog box
SHIFT+F10
Access the context menu of the selected item
SHIFT+TAB
Cycle backwards through the elements of a window or dialog box
SHIFT+CLICK
Select a consecutive set of items, it selects from beginning to the click
SHIFT+CLICK on taskbar
Launches a new instance of a program
CTRL+A
Select ALL items
CTRL+C
Copy the selected item
CTRL+X
Cut the selected item
CTRL+V
Paste the selected item
CTRL+D
Delete the selected item (send to recycle bin)
CTRL+Z
UNDO
CTRL+Y
REDO
CTRL+N
Open a new window (in most applications)
CTRL+W
Close the current window (in most applications)
CTRL+E
Select the search box in the upper right corner of the window
CTRL+SHIFT+N
Create a new folder
CTRL+ESC
Open the start menu
CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
Open Windows Task Manager
CTRL+ALT+TAB
Cycle through open windows using arrow keys
CTRL+ALT+DELETE
Access the windows security screen, access the task manager. IT IS THE TOP LEVEL INTERRUPT IN WINDOWS, BYPASSES ALL APPLICATIONS, AND BRINGS THE SECURITY SCREEN, INTERUPPTS ALL APPLICATIONS
CTRL+MOUSE SCROLL WHEEL
Change the view size of icons or text in windows explorer or most other applications
CTRL+CLICK
Select multiple items, by holding CTRL and clicking on different items
CTRL+CLICK & DRAG ITEM
Creates a copy of the item in the same folder
CTRL+SHIFT+CLICK & DRAG ITEM
Creates a shortcut of the item in the same folder
CTRL+TAB
Cycle through the tabs of the application
CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Cycle backward through the tabs of the application
CTRL+SHIFT+CLICK ON TAKBAR BUTTON
Launch a new instance of the application as an Administrator
CTRL+CLICK ON GROUPED TASKBAR BUTTON
Switch between the instances of the program
F1
Display help dialog box of the application
F2
Rename File
F3
Open search
F4
Display address bar list
F5
Refresh display
F6
Cycle between the elements of a window or a dialog box
F7
Display command history in a command prompt screen
F10
Display hidden menu bar in Windows Explorer
F11
Toggle Full Screen display
TAB
Cycle through the elements of a window or a dialog box
PRINTSCREEN
Take a screenshot of the entire screen and place it on the clipboard
3 (Application Key before CTRL key)
Open the context menu for the selected item
HOME
Move to the top of the active window; move to the beginning of a line
END
Move the end of the active window; move to the end of a line
DELETE
Delete the selected item
Backspace
General left side text delete key; display the previous folder in Windows Explorer
ESC
Close a dialog box
NUM LOCK ENABLED + (PLUS +)
Display the contents of the selected folder, in windows explorer left pane
NUM LOCK ENABLED + (MINUS -)
Collapse the selected folder, in windows explorer left pane
NUM LOCK ENABLED + (ASTERISK *)
Expand all subfolders under the selected folder, in windows explorer left pane
PRESS SHIFT KEY 5 TIMES
Turn Sticky Keys ON/OFF
PRESS & HOLD RIGHT SHIFT FOR 8 SECONDS
Turn Filter Keys ON/OFF
PRESS & HOLD NUM LOCK FOR 5 SECONDS
Turn Toggle Keys ON/OFF