The next Operating system coming out from Microsoft will be Windows 7.  Has anyone downloaded the Windows 7 which Microsoft is offereing free for 1 year.  I have using Windows 7 for about 2 months now and I liked it.  Most advanced and quick to respond then Windows Vista.

Some of the shortcut we use in day to day life.  However, there are certain keys which are new and will make you go crazy.

Shortcut keys which we can make use from Desktop using the Windows Key

1. Windows Key + Tab : Aero [press Tab to cycle between Windows]

2. Windows Key + E : Windows Explorer is launched.

3. Windows Key + R : Run Command is launched.

4. Windows Key + F : Search (which is there in previous Windows versions too)

5. Windows Key + X : Mobility Center

6. Windows Key + L : Lock Computer (It is there from the earlier versions as well)

7. Windows Key + U : Launches Ease of Access

8. Windows Key + P : Projector

9. Windows Key + T : Cycle Super Taskbar Items

10. Windows Key + S : OneNote Screen Clipping Tool [requires OneNote]

11. Windows Key + M : Minimize All Windows

12. Windows Key + D : Show/Hide Desktop

13. Windows Key + Up : Maximize Current Window

14. Windows Key + Down : Restore Down / Minimize Current Windows

15. Windows Key + Left : Tile Current Window to the Left

16. Windows Key + Right : Tile Current Windows to the Right

[Continue pressing the Left and Right keys to rotate the window as well]

17. Windows Key + # (# is any number) : Quickly Launch a new instance of the application in the Nth slot on the taskbar. Example Win+1 launches first pinned app, Win+2 launches second, etc.

18. Windows Key + = : Launches the Magnifier

19. Windows Key + Plus : Zoom in

20. Windows Key + Minus : Zooms out

21. Windows Key + Space : Peek at the desktop

Shortcut keys which we can make use from Windows Explorer

22. Alt + Up : Go up one level

23. Alt + Left/ Right : Back/ Forward

24. Alt + P : Show/hide Preview Pane

Shorcut keys using the Tasks modifier

25. Shift + Click on icon : Open a new instance

26. Middle click on icon : Open a new instance

27. Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon : Open a new instance with Admin privileges

28. Shift + Right-click on icon : Show window menu (Restore / Minimize / Move / etc). Note: Normally you can just right-click on the window thumbnail to get this menu.

29. Shift + Right-click on grouped icon : Menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.

30. Ctrl + Click on grouped icon : Cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group

 


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