Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

I love keyboard shortcuts. Using a combination of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device saves me time and effort both in Windows and other programs.

Here are some of my favorite Windows 7 shortcuts that you may not be familiar with that are great time savers. For a complete list of all shortcuts, check out this page here.

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +T

Cycle through programs on the taskbar

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +Spacebar

Preview the desktop

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +X

Open Windows Mobility Center

Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key +P

Choose a presentation display mode

Shift+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Alt+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Ctrl+Windows logo key Picture of Windows logo key+number

Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Do you have a favorite that you can’t do without? Share it with us in the comments area.