Here is a list of Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts, I recommend and use daily. They save a lot time and are a lot helpful.

If you are not used to shortcuts then you might reconsider on giving some time to shortcuts as it saves a lot time and increases your performance.

Here’s the list of 22 windows 7 shortcuts worth knowing (I’ve also included a couple of universal shortcuts that work on XP and Vista too):

Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel
Change the size of icons on the desktop

Windows logo key + Tab
Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

Ctrl + Windows logo key +Tab
Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

Windows logo key + T
Cycle through programs on the taskbar.

Windows logo key + Spacebar
Preview the desktop.

Windows logo key + Home
Minimize all but the active window.

Windows logo key + Shift+ Left Arrow or Right Arrow
Move a window from one monitor to another.

Windows logo key + number (1 for the program that is nearest to start button, 2 for second nearest and so on…)
Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.

Shift + Windows logo key + number
Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Alt + Windows logo key + number
Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Ctrl + Windows logo key + number
Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Quick Direct launch of Task Manager ( no need for ctrl+alt+del and then choose Task Manager from the list. This starts it automatically.)

Windows logo key + P
Choose a presentation display mode

Windows logo key + D
Shift to Desktop / Minimize all windows

Ctrl + W
Close the current window

Ctrl + Shift + N
Create a new folder

Shift (when you insert a CD)
Prevent the CD from automatically playing

Right or Left Ctrl+Shift
Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages

Windows logo key + M
Minimize all windows.

Windows logo key + Shift + M
Restore minimized windows to the desktop.

Windows logo key + L
Lock your Computer or switch user

Shift + Delete
Permanently Delete the selected item without moving to the Recycle Bin (be careful with this one)

If you use a shortcut that you think is very useful, share with us in the comments below (except those like ctrl+c… I guess pretty much everyone uses them).

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