some of the most important shortcut keys on Windows 7

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Windows 7 has plenty of shortcut keys but we use only few of them. In this post I will show you the list of keyboard shortcuts of windows 7.

  • F1 – Display Help
  • Right Shift for eight seconds – Turn Filter Keys on and off
  • Ctrl+C – Copy the selected item
  • Ctrl+Insert – Copy the selected item
  • Left Alt+Left Shift+PrtScn – Turn High Contrast on or off
  • Ctrl+X – Cut the selected item
  • Left Alt+Left Shift+Num Lock – Turn Mouse Keys on or off
  • Ctrl+V – Paste the selected item
  • Shift+Insert – Paste the selected item
  • Shift five times – Turn Sticky Keys on or off
  • Ctrl+Z – Undo an action
  • Num Lock for five seconds – Turn Toggle Keys on or off
  • Ctrl+Y – Redo an action
  • Windows logo key +U – Open the Ease of Access Center
  • Delete / Ctrl+D – Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
  • Shift+Delete – Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
  • Windows logo key – Open or close the Start menu.
  • F2 – Rename the selected item
  • Windows logo key +Pause – Display the System Properties dialog box.
  • Ctrl+Right Arrow – Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
  • Windows logo key +D – Display the desktop.
  • Ctrl+Left Arrow – Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
  • Windows logo key + M – Minimize all windows.
  • Ctrl+Down Arrow – Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
  • Windows logo key +Shift+M – Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
  • Ctrl+Up Arrow – Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
  • Windows logo key + E – Open Computer.
  • Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key – Select a block of text
  • Windows logo key + F – Search for a file or folder.
  • Shift with any arrow key – Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
  • Ctrl+Windows logo key + F – Search for computers (if you’re on a network).
  • Ctrl with any arrow key+Spacebar – Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
  • Windows logo key + L – Lock your computer or switch users.
  • Ctrl+A – Select all items in a document or window
  • Windows logo key + R – Open the Run dialog box.
  • F3 – Search for a file or folder
  • Windows logo key + T – Cycle through programs on the taskbar.
  • Alt+Enter – Display properties for the selected item
  • Windows logo key + number – Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  • Alt+F4 – Close the active item, or exit the active 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+Spacebar – Open the shortcut menu for the active window
  • 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+F4 – Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • Alt+Windows logo key +number – Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  • Alt+Tab – Switch between open items
  • Windows logo key + Tab – Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Tab – Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
  • Ctrl+Windows logo key + Tab – Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
  • Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel – Change the size of icons on the desktop
  • Ctrl+Windows logo key + B – Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
  • Windows logo key + Tab – Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
  • Windows logo key + Spacebar – Preview the desktop.
  • 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 + Up Arrow – Maximize the window.
  • Alt+Esc – Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
  • Windows logo key + Left Arrow – Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
  • F6 – Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
  • Windows logo key + Right Arrow – Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
  • F4 – Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer
  • Windows logo key + Down Arrow – Minimize the window.
  • Shift + F10 – Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
  • Windows logo key + Home – Minimize all but the active window.
  • Ctrl+Esc – Open the Start menu
  • Windows logo key +Shift+Up Arrow – Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow – Move a window from one monitor to another.
  • Windows logo key + P – Choose a presentation display mode.
  • F10 – Activate the menu bar in the active program
  • Windows logo key + G – Cycle through gadgets.
  • Right Arrow – Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
  • Windows logo key + U – Open Ease of Access Center.
  • Left Arrow – Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
  • Windows logo key + X – Open Windows Mobility Center.
  • F5 (or Ctrl+R) – Refresh the active window
  • Alt+Up Arrow – View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
  • Shift+Click on a taskbar button – Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program
  • Esc – Cancel the current task
  • Ctrl+Shift+Click on a taskbar button – Open a program as an administrator
  • Ctrl+Shift+Esc – Open Task Manager
  • Shift+Right-click on a taskbar button – Show the window menu for the program
  • Shift when you insert a CD – Prevent the CD from automatically playing
  • Shift+Right-click on a grouped taskbar button – Show the window menu for the group
  • Left Alt+Shift – Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled
  • Ctrl+Click on a grouped taskbar button – Cycle through the windows of the group
  • Ctrl+Shift – Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
  • Right or Left Ctrl+Shift – Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages
  • Ctrl+Tab – Move forward through tabs
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab – Move back through tabs
  • Tab – Move forward through options
  • Shift+Tab – Move back through options
  • Alt+underlined letter – Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
  • Enter – Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
  • Spacebar – Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
  • Arrow keys – Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
  • F4 – Display the items in the active list
  • Backspace – Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

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