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Interesting Shortcuts in Windows 7

10 Interesting Shortcuts in Windows 7

 


As the name implies, a shortcut is an access to do something on a computer application. The purpose of making shortcuts is to speed up the user to execute a command on the computer by using a combination of keyboard keys. On any operating system, using keyboard shortcuts can save us time instead of having to bother moving the mouse pointer. This edition contains a list of 10 Windows 7 shortcuts that you can use for your work effectiveness.


Win + 1, 2, 3, etc

Previously I want to ask, anyone who does not know the Win / Windows key? You know, the button with the Windows logo is usually located under the keyboard arrangement. It turned out that the combination that involved the button kept a lot of secrets. One of them is the combination of the Win key + numbers 1, 2, 3, and so on to run or open a program on the taskbar.

Numbers 1, 2, 3, and so on are the order of active applications on the taskbar. This shortcut is useful if there are many active applications and speeds up access between one application and another.


Win + Alt + 1, 2, 3, etc.

Almost the same as the first shortcut, it's just that the combination Win + Alt + 1, 2, 3, and so on activates the jump list for active applications on the taskbar.

This jump list is useful when you need files that have been opened with related applications, or history from internet browsing, or other related applications.


Win + T

The Win + T key combination will activate the preview window of the active application on the taskbar. It's the same if we hover the mouse pointer over an application.

Pressing this combination repeatedly activates the preview window of all applications sequentially.


Win + Home

The Win + Home key combination will minimize all application windows except the currently active window.


Win + B

The key combination Win + B serves to select the system tray on the taskbar. Simply press this combination once and then select the system tray by hovering over it using the keyboard arrows. Press enter to open the selected system tray.

This shortcut is useful if one day our mouse or touchpad is stuck but we have to access the system tray.


Win + Up/Down Direction

As long as you have the option to minimize and restore the window, this key combination can be used to minimize or restore the currently active window. That way we no longer need to bother using the mouse to minimize a window.


Alt + Esc

If we like to move windows by using Alt + Tab, then Alt + Esc has the same function but there is no fancy window that is used to select the window we are going to.

Maybe a little less efficient if many applications are opened, but at least it can be an alternative choice for window switching.


Win + Pause Break

This key combination will open the system properties of our computer. Easy and fast access to view the system summary and some other system statistics.


Ctrl + Esc

This shortcut serves to run the Windows Start Menu. Useful if one day the Windows key on our keyboard malfunctions.

However, this combination cannot replace the Windows key function for other combinations.


Ctrl + Shift + Esc

The key combination Ctrl + Shift + Esc serves to open the task manager application without having to open it through the Ctrl + Alt + Del combination first.


Those were 10 keyboard combinations as shortcut keys in Windows 7 and might also work on Windows Vista. It's not easy to change habits from using the mouse to using shortcuts, but for efficiency, why not? There are many other shortcuts that we will discuss again in another edition. Good luck and hopefully useful


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