25 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Keys & Tricks

Today I am going to share windows keyboard shortcuts keys and tricks so you can speedily work on your windows computer, especially on windows 7. Most of the keyboard shortcuts keys are tested on windows 7 computers.

Anyone working professionally with a windows computer has their hands on the keyboard most of the time. Reaching for the mouse can be an annoying disturbance and personally I often turn over my mouse in such situations.

An easy solution is to simply keep the hands on the keyboard and complete as many tasks as possible with keyboard shortcuts only.

Apart from making you work more efficiently and faster, you can also impress your friends or colleagues by being able to work without a mouse. This article describes some cool Windows keyboard shortcuts keys and tricks to get you started. In the end, you might never want to take your hands off the keyboard again.

25 Cool Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Keys

For your convenience, more keyboard shortcut resources are attached at the bottom. Note that some of these shortcuts will only work if Windows Aero is enabled.

If Aero effects are disabled on your computer, it might not be powerful enough to support resource-intensive graphical features.

The visual effects may also have been disabled to increase overall performance. 

Windows Aero Shortcuts Keys

25 Cool Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Keys and Tricks
  • [Windows] + [Spacebar] (Aero Peek)

Make all open windows transparent to view gadgets and icons on the desktop.

  • [Windows] + [D] (Aero Peek)

Show or hide the desktop.

  • [Windows] + [Home] (Aero Shake)

Minimize all but selected windows. Reverse by clicking the key combination again.

  • [Windows] + left arrow OR [Windows] + right arrow (Aero Snap)

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Dock the selected window to the left or right half of your screen.

  • [Windows] + up arrow OR [Windows] + down arrow (Aero Snap)

Maximized and restores the selected window.

  • [Windows] + [SHIFT] + up arrow OR [Windows] + [SHIFT] + down arrow (Aero Snap)

Maximizes and restores selected window in vertical dimension only.

  • [Windows] + [Tab] (Aero Flip)

Launch 3D representation of open windows and click [Tab] key again to flip through them.

Taskbar – Windows Shortcuts Keys

25 Cool Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Keys and Tricks
  1. [Alt] +[Ctrl] + [Tag] + left/right/up/down arrow Flip window.
  2. [Alt] + [Tab] Cycle through open windows.
  3.  [Windows] + [T] OR [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [T],  Move focus to front or back of taskbar.  Press [T] again while holding the [Windows] key to cycle through items in the taskbar from left to right or, with [SHIFT] button held too, from right to left.
  4. [Windows] + [B] Puts focus on the ‘show hidden icons’ button on the system tray.
  5. [Windows] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [9] Launch first through ninth icon on taskbar, including items pinned to taskbar.
  6. [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [SHIFT] + [9] Starts new instance of respective taskbar icon.
  7. [Windows] + [Ctrl] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [Ctrl] + [9] Cycles through multiple instances of the respective icon.
  8. [Windows] + [Alt] + [1] THROUGH [Windows] + [Alt] + [9] Opens jump list for respective icon. 

Multiple Monitors Shortcuts Keys

25 Cool Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Keys and Tricks
  1.  [Windows] + [SHIFT] + right arrow OR [Windows] + [SHIFT] + left arrow  Move selected window from one monitor to another. They will remain in the same relative location.
  2. [Windows] + [P] Select presentation display mode.

Magnifier Shortcuts Keys

25 Cool Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Keys and Tricks
  1. [Windows] + [+] OR [Windows] + [-] Activates Windows Magnifier to zoom in or out of screen 
  2. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [D] Switch to docked mode.
  3. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [L] Switch to lense mode.
  4. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F] Switch from docked or lens mode back to full screen mode.
  5. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [I] Invert colors.
  6. [Windows] + [Esc] Exist magnifier views.

 Other Shortcuts Keys

  1. [Windows] + [G] Cycle through desktop gadgets.
  2. [Windows] + [X]  Launches Windows Mobility Center. Especially useful if you’re working on a laptop.


So here I listed all 25 cool windows keyboard shortcuts keys and tricks to make your windows computer working speed fast without using the mouse numerous times. Hope you like all of the windows keyboard shortcut keys and if you know additional shortcut keys then this comment down them and I will update them in the post.

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