Use computer faster with KeyBoard Shortcuts : Windows 7
Are you a computer lover ? Do you spend much of your time with your computer ? Are you one of them who want to know more and more about their computer ? If your answer for these questions are positive then this post is for you .exclusively for you only
Everyone loves the new and existing Windows 7, It comes with a lot a more good interface and performance compared to other client operating systems by Microsoft.Working on computer with windows 7 is fun..this fun would be more existing if you know the keyboard shortcuts to control the user interface instead using the mouse. Lets leave peoples behind still using their mouse to control the UI (User Interface) and start doing things with keyboard in smart way.
Lets assume you are typing something in MS word and suddenly seen a Email notification.To check the email You will
- Move your hands from keyboard,
- Find the mouse,
- Click on Minimize button to minimize MS word,
- Click on Email Program icon either in taskbar or in notification area.
How much time and effort did it took ?
Now Lets assume you learned some keyboard shortcuts today.Tomorrow morning again you are typing in word and seen an Email Notification.This time to check the email you will use some keyboard shortcuts. Since your hands are already on keyboard no need to move your hands or any extra stuff.You will just :
- Press Windows Logo key + Down arrow key to Minimize Word
- Press Alt + Tab Or Windows + Tab key to switch to Email Program.
Even If your typing Speed is too low about 20-25 words Per minute , how much time you will take to press 2 keys (Windows Logo + Down arrow) to minimize ?same for Switching to next –next programs in the taskbar.. Even better, Just Press Alt + Tab directly on MS word screen and you will see your email program up.
It was just an example, there are a lot more things you can do with correct combination of shortcuts. Read on to see the list of the shortcuts available in widows 7 and see how can you be much more productive than ever.
General Keyboard shortcuts :
Keyboard shortcuts for dialog boxes Like control Panel programs..
|Move forward through tabs||Ctrl+Tab|
|Move back through tabs||Ctrl+Shift+Tab|
|Move forward through options||Tab|
|Move back through options||Shift+Tab|
|Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter||Alt+underlined letter|
|Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands||Enter|
|Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box||Spacebar|
|Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons||Arrow keys|
|Display the items in the active list||F4|
|Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box||Backspace|
Windows Logo Key Shortcuts
|Open or close the Start menu.||Windows logo key|
|Display the System Properties dialog box.||Windows logo key +Pause|
|Show the Desktop||Windows logo key +D|
|Minimize all windows.||Windows logo key +M|
|Restore minimized windows to the desktop.||Windows logo key +Shift+M|
|Open my Computer||Windows logo key +E|
|Search for a file or folder.||Windows logo key +F|
|Search for computers (if you’re on a network).||Ctrl+Windows logo key +F|
|Lock your computer or switch users.||Windows logo key +L|
|Open the Run dialog box.||Windows logo key +R|
|Cycle through programs on the taskbar.||Windows logo key +T|
|Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.||Windows logo key +number|
|Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.||Shift+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+Windows logo key +number|
|Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.||Alt+Windows logo key +number|
|Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.||Windows logo key +Tab|
|Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.||Ctrl+Windows logo key +Tab|
|Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.||Ctrl+Windows logo key +B|
|Preview the desktop.||Windows logo key +Spacebar|
|Maximize the window.||Windows logo key +Up Arrow|
|Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.||Windows logo key +Left Arrow|
|Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.||Windows logo key +Right Arrow|
|Minimize the window.||Windows logo key +Down Arrow|
|Minimize all but the active window.||Windows logo key +Home|
|Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.||Windows logo key +Shift+Up Arrow|
|Move a window from one monitor to another.||Windows logo key +Shift+Left Arrow or Right Arrow|
|Choose a presentation display mode.||Windows logo key +P|
|Cycle through gadgets.||Windows logo key +G|
|Open Ease of Access Center.||Windows logo key +U|
|Open Windows Mobility Center.||Windows logo key +X|
|Open Run Dialog Box||Windows logo key +R|
Windows Explorer KeyBoard Shortcuts..
|Open a new window||Ctrl+N|
|Close the current window||Ctrl+W|
|Create a new folder||Ctrl+Shift+N|
|Display the bottom of the active window||End|
|Display the top of the active window||Home|
|Maximize or minimize the active window||F11|
|Rotate a picture clockwise||Ctrl+Period (.)|
|Rotate a picture counter-clockwise||Ctrl+Comma (,)|
|Display all subfolders under the selected folder||Num Lock+Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad|
|Display the contents of the selected folder||Num Lock+Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypad|
|Collapse the selected folder||Num Lock+Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad|
|Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder||Left Arrow|
|Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item||Alt+Enter|
|Display the preview pane||Alt+P|
|View the previous folder||Alt+Left Arrow|
|View the previous folder||Backspace|
|Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder||Right Arrow|
|View the next folder||Alt+Right Arrow|
|View the parent folder||Alt+Up Arrow|
|Display all folders above the selected folder||Ctrl+Shift+E|
|Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons||Ctrl+Mouse scroll wheel|
|Select the address bar||Alt+D|
|Select the search box||Ctrl+E|
|Select the search box||Ctrl+F|
KeyBoard Shortcuts to work with Windows TaskBar programs..
|Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program||Shift+Click on a taskbar button|
|Open a program as an administrator||Ctrl+Shift+Click on a taskbar button|
|Show the window menu for the program||Shift+Right-click on a taskbar button|
|Show the window menu for the group||Shift+Right-click on a grouped taskbar button|
|Cycle through the windows of the group||Ctrl+Click on a grouped taskbar button|
I hope above keyboard shortcuts are helpful for you… Do let me know your thoughts from the comment box below.
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