November 06, 2009, 9:02 AM — Bookmark this page now. You're going to want it when it's time to give your mouse a break.
If you're like us, you hardly ever touch your Windows key. Well, dust it off! This handy collection of Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts makes heavy use of that oft-neglected key.
Want a quick glance at what's on your desktop without having to close all your windows? Win + Space makes all windows transparent.
Press Win + Up Arrow to maximize the active window.
Dock the active window to either side of the screen with Win + Left/Right Arrow.
Zoom in or out with Win + (+/-).
Win + P opens Windows' presentation settings so you can quickly adjust display settings.
Clear your desktop
And now to bring a little whimsy to your humdrum computing life.... To minimize all windows except the one that's currently active, click and hold the title bar of the window you want to keep while you shake the mouse. Repeat to restore the minimized windows.
Or you could click Win + Home. But, really, what fun is that?
Create new folder
If you remember just one shortcut, make it this one: Ctrl-Shift-N to create a new folder.
Today's tip was compiled from:
Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Learn Now
Windows 7 tips, tricks and tweaks
Windows Tips: Windows 7 Shortcuts and More
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