Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Here are some of the useful keyboard shortcuts that are available  in Windows

  • Make all open windows transparent to view gadgets and icons on desktop
  • [Windows] + [Spacebar]
  • Show or hide the desktop
  • [Windows] + [D]
  • Minimize all but selected window (reverse by clicking the key combination again)
  • [Windows] + [Home]
  • Dock selected window to the left (or) right half of your screen
  • [Windows] + left arrow (or) [Windows] + right arrow
  • Maximize and restores the selected window
  • [Windows] + up arrow (or) [Windows] + down arrow
  • Maximize and restores selected window in vertical dimension only
  • [Windows] + [SHIFT] + up arrow (or) [Windows] + [SHIFT] + down arrow
  • Launch 3D representation of open windows  
  • [Windows] + [Tab] (Press [Tab] key to flip through them)

Windows & Taskbar

  • Flip window
  • [Alt] + [Ctrl] + [Tag] + left/right/up/down arrow
  • Cycle through open windows
  • [Alt] + [Tab]
  • Move focus to front or back of taskbar
  • [Windows] + [T] (or) [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [T]  (Press [T] again while holding the [Windows] key to cycle through items in the taskbar from left to right or, with [SHIFT] button held too, from right to left)
  • Puts focus on the ‘show hidden icons’ button on the system tray
  • [Windows] + [B]
  • Launch icon on taskbar (including items pinned to taskbar)
  • [Windows] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [9]
  • Starts new instance of respective taskbar icon
  • [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [9]
  • Opens jump list for respective icon
  • [Windows] + [Alt] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [Alt] + [9]

Multiple Monitors

  • Move selected window from one monitor to another. They will remain in the same relative location
  • [Windows] + [SHIFT] + right arrow (or) [Windows] + [SHIFT] + left arrow
  • Select presentation display mode
  • [Windows] + [P]

Magnifier

  • Activates Windows Magnifier to zoom in or out of screen
  • [Windows] + [+] (or) [Windows] + [-]
  • Switch to docked mode
  • [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [D]
  • Switch to lense mode
  • [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [L]
  • Switch from docked or lens mode back to full screen mode
  • [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F]
  • Invert colors
  • [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [I]
  • Exit magnifier views
  • [Windows] + [Esc]

Posted on July 12, 2012, in Windows and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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