Six Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Learn Right Now
By Rick Broida
Now that you’ve had a chance to install the Windows 7 Release Candidate and spend a few weeks exploring the OS, it’s time to get serious and learn some keyboard shortcuts. Windows 7 adds some new ones to the mix, all of them based on the Windows key. Here are my five favorites:
Win + Home: Minimize all windows except the one that’s currently active. Hit it again to restore the windows.
Win + Space: Makes all windows transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
Win + Up Arrow: Maximizes the active window.
Win + Left/Right Arrow: Docks the active window to the left or ride side of the screen.
Win + (+/-): Enables the magnifier and zooms in/out.
Win + P: Opens Windows’ presentation settings so you can quickly adjust display settings to include a second monitor or a projector.