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Windows 7: Windows 7 Shortcut Keys


18 Dec 2008   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 Shortcut Keys

I couldn't find this posted anywhere else. Windows 7 shortcut Keys for those who use them.

"As with its previous counterparts (Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 95, Vista), developers of Windows 7 have made available many shortcut keys to make our lives easier. These shortcut keys are very similar to those of Windows Vista. We'll take a look at some of these shortcut keys below.

* New in Windows 7
* Managing Windows
* Starting Programs
* Logging In And Out
* Viewing Folders With Explorer
* Windows Sidebar And Gadgets"


Windows 7 Shortcut Keys / Windows / Computer Productivity


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18 Dec 2008   #2
johngalt

 

Someone else made a topic about it elsewhere in the forums - I remember replying to it noting that only 3 were new, the others were older ones from older OSs....
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18 Dec 2008   #3
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Someone else made a topic about it elsewhere in the forums - I remember replying to it noting that only 3 were new, the others were older ones from older OSs....
Yeah. I thought something like this would have been posted. I did a search but couldn't find anything though.
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18 Dec 2008   #4
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Need new glasses Norm? Or is it the arthiritic fingers...? Good one anyway!
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18 Dec 2008   #5
MegaFixer

Microsoft Windows 6.1 (Build 6801)
 
 

Code:
Win+↑	Maximize the current window
Win+↓	Minimize the current window
Win+←	Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
Win+→	Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
Win+Home	Minimize all but the current window
Win+P	Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Win+Tab	Flip 3D
Ctrl+Win+Tab	Persistent Flip 3D
Win+T	Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)
Win+M	Minimize all open windows
Win+Shift+M	Undo all window minimization
Win+D	Toggle showing the desktop
Win+n	Open the nth program on your Quick Launch bar
Win+U	Open the ease of access center
Win+F	Open the search window
Win+E	Open Explorer
Win+R	Open the Run window
Win+B	Move focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
Win+Pause	Open the System Properties portion from the Control Panel
Win+Space	Move focus to Sidebar	
Win+G	Cycle through visible gadgets
Win+L	Locks computer
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18 Dec 2008   #6
hethoofd

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

I find docking and minimizing/maximizing quite useful. Thanks for that list, MegaFixer.
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18 Dec 2008   #7
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

You can also create your own:
  1. <LI class=step>Locate the shortcut to the program for which you want to create a keyboard shortcut.
    <LI class=step>Right-click the shortcut, and then click Properties.
    <LI class=step>In the Shortcut Properties dialog box, click the Shortcut tab, and then click the Shortcut key box.
  2. Press the key on your keyboard that you want to use in combination with Ctrl+Alt (keyboard shortcuts automatically start with Ctrl+Alt), and then click OK. [IMG]mshelp://windows/?id=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b[/IMG] If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    You can now use this keyboard shortcut to open the program when you're using the desktop. The shortcut will also work while using some programs, though it might not work with some programs that have their own keyboard shortcuts.
Notes
  • The Shortcut key box will display None until you select the key, and then the box will display Ctrl+Alt followed by the key you selected.
  • You cannot use the Esc, Enter, Tab, Spacebar, PrtScn, Shift, or Backspace keys to create a keyboard shortcut.
But they are all in Help and Support
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18 Dec 2008   #8
baarod

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Keyboard shortcuts are only one type of useful "trigger". Launching programs is only the start. When you combine PowerShell scripts with either keyboard shortcuts or the other "trigger" mechanisms in 7 you end up with a cool automation platform. Have a look at the slightly enhanced Autoplay mechanism in 7 and the greatly enhanced Task Scheduler. Not only will it trigger an action at a particular time but also allows you to customize the event using this UI:



By chaining PowerShell script actions to triggers which can in turn invoke events causing triggers and yet more actions you get asynchronous, multi-part task automation that could put many UNIX-like operating systems to shame.
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18 Dec 2008   #9
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
need new glasses norm? Or is it the arthiritic fingers...? :d good one anyway!
:d -retards.jpg:d


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18 Dec 2008   #10
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Keyboard shortcuts are only one type of useful "trigger". Launching programs is only the start. When you combine PowerShell scripts with either keyboard shortcuts or the other "trigger" mechanisms in 7 you end up with a cool automation platform. Have a look at the slightly enhanced Autoplay mechanism in 7 and the greatly enhanced Task Scheduler. Not only will it trigger an action at a particular time but also allows you to customize the event using this UI:



By chaining PowerShell script actions to triggers which can in turn invoke events causing triggers and yet more actions you get asynchronous, multi-part task automation that could put many UNIX-like operating systems to shame.
Thanks for that baarod - I haven't had a chance to play around with the Scheduler yet, but I need to get W7 reinstalled and Kiwi Syslog Daemon installed so I can set up my reporting scheduler again - since my router will hold all entries in the log until it can get an established connection with my daemon, I can set the SANS.org client to send 5 minutes after the computer wakes up on the hour to collect data from the router, thereby, waking my computer up for, say, seven minutes, on the hour every hour when I am not here....

Here's to green reporting!
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