Well, I know… there’s tons of links on the net for this.. here’s my top selected keyboard shortcuts.
Some are mostly all Windows 7 specific, and includes a few Aero shortcuts…but some are old school ones.
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Win+UP Arrow :- Maximize the current window
Win+Down Arrow :- If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
Win+Left Arrow :- Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
Win+Right Arrrow :- Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
Win+Home :- Minimize all but the current window
Win+P :- Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Win+X :– Open Windows Mobility (For Laptops)
Alt+F4 :- Close the active window
Alt+Tab :- Switch to previous active window
Alt+Esc :- Cycle through all open windows
Win+Tab :- Flip 3D
Ctrl+Win+Tab :- Persistent Flip 3D
Win+T :- Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)
Win+M :- Minimize all open windows
Win+Shift+M :- Undo all window minimization
Win+D :- Show Desktop
Win+Space :– Preview Desktop (Aero Peek)
Win + “+”:– Zoom in Desktop (Full Screen) – This is by far the best addition for windows desktop on my part.
Win + “-”:– Zoom out Desktop (Full Screen) – “-”
Win + 1-9 :– Launch Pinned Applications on Taskbar by their locations
A Few More Handy Shortcuts:
CTRL + SHIFT + N :– Create a new folder
F2 :– Rename on mostly any parameter (yeah.. well not anyone knows this handy one) Try the TAB key with this too.
CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER :– While in the Search bar on Start menu – Run a program as Administrator (When UAC enabled)
SHIFT + Right Mouse Button :– In an Folder window – allows “Open A Command Prompt Here”
SHIFT + Right Mouse Button (on a file / folder) :– “Copy as Path” for the selected file / folder
CTRL + SHIFT + ESC :– Open Task Manager
F7 :- While in Command Prompt / Powershell – Shows recent commands
“The IO Guy” blog on TechNet – this is by far the most comprehensive list I’ve encountered.
Feel free to comment and add more handy stuff, I’ll be happy to include more “must have” shortcuts.