Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcut Tips

Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts that can make your productive time more efficient which enables one to increase the amount of play time in a day.

I have gathered this listing of Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts and put them in one place it is somewhat of a long list of keyboard shortcuts, and that is a good thing. Keyboard shortcuts give one the ability to keep your hands on the keyboard not reaching for the mouse.

If you learn to use keyboard shortcuts and the time you will save editing will greatly increase which means less work. The application of keyboard shortcuts in everyday use of the computer simplifies all tasks. Commit these keyboard shortcuts to memory and lose the mouse. Of course I can only speak for myself when I say that as far as working at the keyboard is concerned I would much rather keep it simple. That is a nice way to say that I am lazy and I am always looking for alternatives which will make my work easier to accomplish.

Keyboard shortcuts will at least once have an observer stop you and say “How did you do that?” And you will of course answer in some cryptic manner “do what?”

Ease of Access
Right Shift for eight seconds Toggle Filter Keys
Left Alt+Left Shift+PrtScn Toggle High Contrast
Left Alt+Left  Shift+Num Lock Toggle Mouse Keys
Shift five times Toggle Sticky Keys
Num Lock for five seconds Toggle Keys
Window logo +U Open Ease of Access Center
F1 Display Help
Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert Copy the selected item(s)
Ctrl+X Cut the selected item(s)
Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert Paste the selected item(s)
Ctrl+Z Undo
Ctrl+Y Redo
Delete or Ctrl+D Delete item and move to recycle bin
Shift+Delete Delete item completely
F2 Rename the item
Ctrl+right Arrow Cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+left Arrow Cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl+Down Arrow Cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+Up Arrow Cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Shift with arrow key Select block of text
Shift with any arrow key Multiple select
Ctrl and any arrow+Spacebar Multiple individual items select
Ctrl+A Select all
F3 Search
Alt+enter Display properties for selected item
Alt+F4 Close active window, close program
Alt+Spacebar Short cut menu active window
Ctrl+F4 Close active item or exit program
Alt+Tab Switch between open items
Ctrl+Alt+Tab Use Arrow keys to switch between open items
Crtl+Mouse scroll wheel Change the size if items on desktop
Windows Logo key + Tab Aero Flip 3-D
Ctrl+Windows key + Tab Cycle through programs on taskbar Aero 3-D
Alt+Esc Cycle through items in order they opened
F6 Cycle through elements in a window or desktop
F4 Display address bar list in Windows Explorer
Shift+F10 Display shortcut menu for selected item
Ctrl+Esc Open the start menu
Alt+underlined letter Display corresponding menu
Alt+underlined letter Perform command
F10 Activate menu bar in active program
Right Arrow Next menu to the right
Left Arrow Next menu to the left
F5 or Ctrl+R Refresh active window
Alt+Up Arrow View the folder one level up in Win Exp
Esc Cancel current task
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Open task manager
Shift when you insert a CD Stop autoplay
Left Alt+Shift Switch input language when enabled
Ctrl + Shift Switch keyboard layout when enabled
Right or Left Ctrl + Shift Change the reading direction of the text
Dialog Box
Ctrl + Tab Move forward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Move backwards
Tab Move forward though options
Shift + Tab Move back
Alt + underlined letter Perform the command
Enter Replaces clicking the mouse
Spacebar Select or clear check box
Arrow keys Select a button
F1 Display Help
F4 Display items in the active list
Backspace Open a folder one level up
Windows Logo Key
Window Logo Key Start menu
Window logo key + pause Display system properties
Windows logo key + D Show desktop
+M Minimize all windows
+Shift + M Restore minimized windows
+ E Open computer
+ F Search for file or folder
+ L Lock computer
+ R Open Run dialog
+ T Cycle through programs on taskbar
Windows logo Key + number Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by number
Shift + Windows logo + number Start a new instance of the program in taskbar
Ctrl + Windows logo + number Switch to the last active window of the program in taskbar
Alt + windows logo key + number Open the Jump List for the program pinned in the taskbar
Window logo key  + tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar
Ctrl + Windows logo key + Tab Use arrow to cycle through taskbar programs
Ctrl + Window logo key + B Switch to program that displayed message
Windows logo key  + Spacebar Preview the desktop
Windows logo key + Up Arrow Maximize the window
Windows logo key + Left Arrow Maximize the window to the left of screen
Windows logo key + Right Arrow Maximize the window to the right of screen
Windows logo key + Down Arrow Minimize the window
Windows logo key + Home Minimize all but the active window
Windows logo key + + Shift + Up Arrow Stretch the window to the top and bottom of screen
Windows logo key + Shift + Left or Right Arrow Move a window from one screen to another
Windows logo key + P Choose a presentation display mode
Windows logo key +  G Cycle through gadgets
Windows logo key + U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key + X Open Window Mobility Center