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Windows 7: Windows 7 Aero Snap keyboard shortcuts

07 Nov 2008   #1

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
Windows 7 Aero Snap keyboard shortcuts

Windows 7 Aero Snap keyboard shortcuts

If you’re running the M3 build of Windows 7, check out the cool (if obvious) Aero Snap keyboard shortcuts:

WINKEY + LEFT ARROW – Snap current window to the left side of screen; unsnap window that is snapped to right side of screen

WINKEY + RIGHT ARROW – Snap current window to the right side of screen; unsnap window that is snapped to left side of screen

WINKEY + TOP ARROW – Maximize current window.

WINKEY + BOTTOM ARROW – Minimize current window; restore maximized window.

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08 Nov 2008   #2


You know, with shortcuts like this, I could be tempted to start using the keyboard more often

(I'm a dyed in the wool mouse driver )
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09 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 Build 7100

Good post Norm!! I was wondering how you did that with Windows 7. Now I know
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25 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

What is a 'Winkey' key?
I just can't seem to get snap to work?
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25 Oct 2009   #5
Andy D

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

The windows key is between the CTRL and ALT key on the left hand side of the keyboard.
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25 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7

if anyone is interested:
  • Win + Up - Maximize
  • Win + Down - Restore/Minimize
  • Win + Left - Snap to Left
  • Win + Right - Snap to Right
  • Win + Home - Restore or minimize all other windows
  • Win + T - Cycle throw Taskbar entries.
  • Win + Space (hold) - Peek at Desktop
  • Win + G - Bring gadgets to the top
  • Win + number keys (1-9) - Open program pinned on the taskbar in order
  • Win + Plus key - Zoom in
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27 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium

O the Windows Key!
Now I feel really stupid, I know where the windows key is but didn't realise that was the key the poster was referring too.
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28 Oct 2009   #8
Andy D

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Don't worry, nothing wrong with asking and finding this out
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