14 new Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts [ Multi Monitor / Display and Taskbar ]

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Ashish has already posted a list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7, I recently came across another list which has been released lately, it has 14 new Windows 7 shortcuts which is majorly concerned with multi monitor / Display configuration and taskbar.

Here is the list -

Win + Spacebar Aero desktop peek, just like that small rectangle at the right bottom corner next to the time display.

Win + Left Arrow toggle docking to half the screen starting by the left half

Win + Right Arrow toggle docking to half the screen starting by the right half

Win + Shift + Left Arrow move the window one monitor left in a multi-monitor display

Win + Shift + Right Arrow move the window one monitor right in a multi-monitor display

Win + Up Arrow maximize

Win + Down Arrow minimize

Win + Home minimize/maximize all inactive windows

Win + P show presentation mode projector options

Win + G show desktop gadgets

Win + Any number (1, 2, 3, .., 0) open the corresponding taskbar pinned program

Ctrl + Click a pinned taskbar icon to cycle through the program’s open windows (e.g. IE)

Ctrl + Shift + Click a pinned taskbar icon to run a new instance of the program as administrator

Shift + Click a pinned taskbar icon to run a new instance of the program

So, the users who love using keyboard over the mouse, now have another reason to increase their Windows 7 love.

Source MSDN



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8 Comments to 14 new Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts [ Multi Monitor / Display and Taskbar ]

  1. Window + P is EXCELENT!!!! Just as I need!!! I have two Monitors and now i can quickly change one to another!!! TKS A LOT

  2. This is a cool piece of shorcuts here. I was looking for multimonitor supported S/W and with this I think i dont need any.

  3. These shortcuts are disabled if you change your mouse settings to not dock windows to the edges of the screen. So if you’ve turned that off, you need to turn it back on.

    …of COURSE you need to change your mouse settings to make the keyboard work.

  4. Windows need to make another set of ‘docking’ shockcuts which will enable horizontal docking (ie. one window to top half of screen, and another to bottom half)

    Also, a docking to the corners would also be useful (ie. Docking to top right corner so it only takes up 1/4 of the screen. (So you can fit 4 windows on a screen). This would be useful for say, multiple msn convos and if you have a screen with a large enough resolution (such as 30″ monitors), then you can fit 4 programs.

  5. Not sure if these would be considered keyboard “shortcuts” as opposed to just a keyboard combination. They are the tried and true alt-tab which cycles thru your open applications. You can even click on the one you want to bring it to focus. Also win-tab, which cycles thru your applications in 3D, more eye candy than anything else.

  6. barbara tuckman

    Some of these i knew but most were new and a great time saver.. Is there a way to use keyboard shortcuts to change langueages? Also, can I use two halves of the screen for two pages?

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