15 Best Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

The Windows key now performs a wide variety of functions. Here are a handful of the most useful ones:

  • Win+h – Move current window to full screen
  • Win+i – Restore current full screen window to normal size or minimize current window if not full screen
  • Win+Shift+arrow – Move current window to alternate screen
  • Win+D – Minimize all windows and show the desktop
  • Win+E – Launch Explorer with Computer as the focus
  • Win+F – Launch a search window
  • Win+G – Cycle through gadgets
  • Win+L – Lock the desktop
  • Win+M – Minimize the current window
  • Win+R – Open the Run window
  • Win+T – Cycle through task bar opening Aero Peek for each running item
  • Win+U – Open the Ease of Use center
  • Win+Space – Aero Peek the desktop
  • Ctrl+Win+Tab – Open persistent task selection window, roll mouse over each icon to preview item and minimize others
  • [Ctrl+Win+Tab]- Persistent Flip 3D