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1. Ctrl+Shift+N to Create a New Folder
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Create a new folder with a shortcut key

Creating a new folder in Windows explorer is something we all need to do on a frequent basis. And until now, there was no default shortcut key available for this task. But Windows 7 changed that.

You could now use Ctrl+Shift+N to quickly create a new folder in Windows or anywhere on your computer where a folder can be created.

2. Ctrl+Shift+Click to Open a Program As Administrator
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There are many instances when just clicking on the icon of the application and opening it doesn’t solve your purpose. You need to right click on it and click on “Run as Administrator” so that you can make the required changes to the app.

In Windows 7, this can be done with a keyboard shortcut. You just need to point your mouse cursor on that program and then click on it while pressing Ctrl+Shift keys to open it as administrator.

3. Shift+Right-Click Enhances Send to Menu
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The above screenshot shows the default send to menu that I get when I simply right click on a program.

Now, if I press the Shift key, and while having it pressed, I right click on the icon, I get an enhanced send to menu. See the screenshot below to check how it looks.

4. Shift+Right-Click on a Folder to Open Command Prompt
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If you do Shift+right-click on a folder, you’ll find an option that says “Open command windows here.” If you love working with the command prompt, this option should come in handy.
5. Win+Space to Quickly Show Desktop
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Remember our quick tip on hiding open windows in windows 7 ? Well, this is the keyboard shortcut version of that mouse cursor trick. Pressing the Win key and the space bar simultaneously shows you the desktop immediately.

6. Win+Up/Down/Left/Right for Moving the Active Window
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If you intend to quickly move the active window to make space for other apps, you could do that by using the Win key and one of the arrow keys. Each arrow key would move the window in the direction it is meant to.


7. For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Left Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Left Monitor
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If you are on a dual monitor setup using Windows 7 then you could press the Win+Shift+Left arrow key combination to move the active application window to the left monitor.


8. For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Right Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Right Monitor
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Similarly, if you need to move the current window to the right monitor screen, just press Win+Shift+right arrow key.


9. Win+T to Get to Taskbar Items
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You could use the key combination Win+T to toggle through the applications pinned on the taskbar in Windows 7.


10. Shift+Click on a Taskbar App to Open a New Instance of the App
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Let’s say you’ve got a bunch of Chrome windows open. And you need to quickly open a new blank window of the browser. Here’s the way – point your cursor to the chrome icon on the taskbar, hit Shift and click on it. There you go!


11. Win+B to Move Focus to the System Tray
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In a previous article, we talked about a technique to add more clocks to the default Windows clock in the system tray. Now, if you need to get there without using your mouse cursor, how’d you do that?

Answer – Win+B. That would move the focus on the system tray, and then you could use the arrow keys to cycle through the items, including the Windows clock.


12. Win+P for Quickly Connecting Your Laptop to a Projector
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Windows 7 has a nifty projection menu feature which enables you to quickly connect your laptop to a projector or an extended monitor. Win+P is the keyboard shortcut for that purpose.


13. Win+1, Win+2..so on for Opening Taskbar Programs
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Want to quickly open a program that’s pinned to your Windows 7 taskbar? You can press the Win key and the number corresponding to the location of the app on the taskbar.


14. Win+Pause helps you check System Properties
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Need to take a quick look at what’s the processor model you are using, or may be check the device manager, or advanced system settings? You could use Win+pause key combination to open the system properties window.


15. Ctrl+Shift+Esc Can Quickly Windows Task Manager
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I think this was in Vista too, I am not sure. But it’s a cool shortcut nevertheless. Just press the Ctrl key, Shift key and the ESC key simultaneously and you have the task manager pop up right in front!

So that was about the amazing Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts. I hope you find them useful. In fact, learn them if you are on Windows 7.
Credit to guidingtech


will add more if you share your secret about shortcut!


16. Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow, or Down or Left or Right to flip the screen. [INTEL User only]
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Press Ctrl + Alt + Up arrow, or Down or Left or Right to flip the screen.
Example: It appears I had it all backwards too; up makes it normal, down is for turning the screen 180 degrees. Left would be for rotating the screen 90 degrees clockwise, and right 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Note that: it only work with INTEL user

Edited by fssbzz - 7/30/10 at 8:48pm
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Couple of nice ones in there, cheers

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Please give credit to the original or where you took it from.
http://www.guidingtech.com/4535/wind...oard-shortcut/

But nice shortcuts, glad its on OCN now.
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Please give credit to the original or where you took it from.
http://www.guidingtech.com/4535/wind...oard-shortcut/

But nice shortcuts, glad its on OCN now.
He had the link at the bottom .

Didn't know about #4, might come in handy if I can remember it.
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He had the link at the bottom .

Didn't know about #4, might come in handy if I can remember it.
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