12 Windows 7 Secret Keyboard Shortcuts

by Shubham on November 25, 2009

Windows 7 Keyboard Secrets

Windows 7 Keyboard Secrets

The 12 Windows 7 Secret Keyboard Shortcut you need to know. It has been a while when Windows 7 has been released and the response is very good. It beats the previous sale of Windows Vista by 232%(That’s really huge).

I am using it for a while and found that Windows has packed it with hidden features that can make your experience even better. Here are the top 10 windows secrets to make yor work even simpler and better.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

1.Lets kick off with keyboard shortcuts- every user must get familiar with the new keyboard shortcuts as they save time and leave your mouse with jealous and neglect.


Alt + P preview pannel

Alt + P preview pannel

In windows explorer activate a new file preview pannel, it just enables user to have a preview of file he has just selected.

Windows ++ (Plus key)

Windows +- (Minus Key)

magnifier1_smmagnifierPressing the keys lets you open the windows magnifier which lets you open the magnifier. You can also open the rectangular magnifier. Keeping the Windows ++ long pressed will give you smooth a zoom in.

Windows + Up (key)

Windows + Down (key)

If a window is not maximized pressing Windows + Up will make it fit the screen and Windows + Down will minimized it down. Using Windows + Up won’t let you get in former state if your window is minimized.

Windows + shift + Up

Windows + Shift + Up

Windows + Shift + Up

Similar to the shortcut above this shortcut will make your window maximize to the maximum height, it makes no change in the width.

Windows + Left

Windows + Right

windows + rightwindows + leftThe Windows + right and Windows + left key press will cascade the window into right and left hand side as shown above.

Windows + Home

The function of Windows + Home button is to minimize all the Windows running in background and to keep open the selected window. Pressing it again will do it back.

Windows + E

Windows + E

Windows + E

The function of Windows + E is to open the explorer Window.

Windows + P

It lets you toggle between the different monitor or projector. The computer only, projector only mode.

Windows + Shift + left

Windows + shift + right

winp_smThis will let you switch between different monitors or screens. Swith to the projector, or any other monitor.

Windows + [Number]

The key combination of Windows will launch diffrent applications in your taskbar. For Example if you have Internet Explorer at the first place in your taskbar, Windows + 1 will open the application for you.

Windows + T

Windows + T

Windows + T

IT will open a small prievew of applications opened in Windows. It open a small preview in taskbar.

Ctrl + Shift + Click

Hold down Ctrl + Shift while launching your Application and it will run in full administrative rights.

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    avatar Sarthak November 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Hi TechCrankers,
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    avatar SUMAN K.C. November 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm



    avatar Shubham November 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks Suman…!!
    We will updated more shortcuts..!!


    avatar Shubham November 26, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Well appreciated ;-).
    We will be soon up with new concepts. Aditya and me are working on it..!


    avatar Amar November 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    hey tats a pretty neat post i must admit …………..
    but its nuthin hidden about it………
    u can find all this on the help menu ………or anyther place……anyways thnkx fr sharing….


    avatar Shubham December 13, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Hey Amar…yeah you are true but they haven't been publicized in Windows..and that's what i am sharing it here .!..Many of us(including me) didn't knew these tricks before..!!..Well anyways thanks for commenting..!


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