Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

 What are keyboard shortcuts and why should I use them?

Keyboard shortcuts are certain key combinations that are often quicker and easier to use than a mouse, especially when you are already typing. For example, the CTRL (Control) key pressed in conjunction with the Z key is ‘Undo’, a real timesaver if you have accidentally deleted some text from an email or document you are composing.

Here’s a few listed by Stephen L. Rose at the The Windows Blog (some may work on Vista and XP, too):

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +T

Cycle through programs on the taskbar

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Spacebar

Preview the desktop

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +X

Open Windows Mobility Center

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +P

Choose a presentation display mode

Shift+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Alt+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Shift+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

There are more Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts over at Microsoft’s Windows 7 site:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts

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