If you already tried Windows 7 and so far you like what you see and looking forward on using it for good, then this Windows 7 Shortcuts Master List can make you be a more effective Windows 7 user. Windows keyboard and mouse shortcuts can dramatically increase user productivity by speeding-up windows navigation, folder manipulation, application switching and etc. The following list are compilation of Windows 7 shortcuts which are categorize by two types, one is keyboard shortcuts and the second is shortcuts by mouse interaction.
1. Windows Navigation Keyboard shortcuts: Win+Home: Clear all but the active window. Win+Space: All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop. Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window. Shift+Win+Up arrow: Maximize the active window vertically. Win+Down arrow: Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized. Win+Left/Right arrows: Dock the window to each side of the monitor. Shift+Win+Left/Right arrows: Move the window to the monitor on the left or right.
Alternative shortcuts using mouse: - Drag window to the top: Maximize - Drag window left/right: Dock the window to fill half of the screen. - Shake window back/forth: Minimize everything but the current window. (Aero Shake) - Double-Click Top Window Border (edge): Maximize window vertically.
2. Taskbar Shortcuts Keyboard Shortcuts: Win+number (1-9): Starts the application pinned to the taskbar in that position, or switches to that program. Shift+Win+number (1-9): Starts a new instance of the application pinned to the taskbar in that position. Ctrl+Win+number (1-9): Cycles through open windows for the application pinned to the taskbar in that position. Win+Alt+number (1-9): Opens the Jump List for the application pinned to the taskbar.
Windows 7 Shortcuts Master List
Win+T: Focus and scroll through items on the taskbar. Win+B: Focuses the System Tray icons
Alternative shortcuts using mouse + modifier keys: Shift+Click on a taskbar button: Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program. Ctrl+Shift+Click on a taskbar button: Open a program as an administrator. Shift+Right-click on a taskbar button: Show the window menu for the program (like XP does). Shift+Right-click on a grouped taskbar button: Show the window menu for the group. Ctrl+Click on a grouped taskbar button: Cycle through the windows of the group.
3. Other Useful Shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+N: Creates a new folder in Windows Explorer. Alt+Up: Goes up a folder level in Windows Explorer. Alt+P: Toggles the preview pane in Windows Explorer. Shift+Right-Click on a file: Adds Copy as Path, which copies the path of a file to the clipboard. Shift+Right-Click on a file: Adds extra hidden items to the Send To menu. Shift+Right-Click on a folder: Adds Command Prompt Here, which lets you easily open a command prompt in that folder. Win+P: Adjust presentation settings for your display. Win+(+/-): Zoom in/out. Win+G: Cycle between the Windows Gadgets on your screen.