I'm not sure if the list of hotkeys using the Windows key has been posted or not. For those who haven't seen all the new uses for the Windows key in Windows 7, here is a list of hotkey functions:
WINDOWS 7 HOTKEYS:
Win + M will minimize
Win + D Will Show Desktop
Win+Down Restore / Minimize
Win+Left Snap to left
Win+Right Snap to right
Win+Shift+Left Jump to left monitor
Win+Shift+Right Jump to right monitor
Win+Home Minimize / Restore all other windows
Win+T Focus the first taskbar entry
Pressing again will cycle through them, you can can arrow around.
Win+Shift+T cycles backwards.
Win+Space Peek at the desktop
Win+G Bring gadgets to the top of the Z-order
Win+P External display options (mirror, extend desktop, etc)
Win+X Mobility Center (same as Vista, but still handy!)
(# = a number key) Launches a new instance of the application in the Nth slot on the taskbar.
Example: Win+1 launches first pinned app, Win+2 launches second, etc.
Win + +
Win + - (plus or minus key) Zoom in or out.
Alt+P Show/hide Preview Pane
Shift + Click on icon Open a new instance
Middle click on icon Open a new instance
Ctrl + Shift + Click on icon Open a new instance with Admin privileges
Shift + Right-click on icon Show window menu (Restore / Minimize / Move / etc)
Note: Normally you can just right-click on the window thumbnail to get this menu
Shift + Right-click on grouped icon Menu with Restore All / Minimize All / Close All, etc.
Ctrl + Click on grouped icon Cycle between the windows (or tabs) in the group
Hi King Tiki:
Good addition for the list of hotkeys. Probably many others will work in Win7 also. I think the intention of the website I found the Win7 hotkeys on was to point out new uses for the Win key that may not have worked in previous versions of windows? I added your Win hotkeys in the list in case anyone wants to copy them for reference. (Like me)
Dennis Baker said:
Ctrl + Shift + Click for run as admin may be my favorite feature of 7!
I would second that!
Liking the way most of the old hotkeys still work like Ctrl + Shift + Esc for Task Manager etc.
Dennis Baker said:
I've actually found the libraries to be more useful to me than My Computer was. Everything I need is on that one screen and it is easily customized.
One thing I wish for, not sure if this exist, is to be able to use Win + D only on the active screen and not have it minimise the world.
I work with multiple screens and when i press minimise i would like to only minimise the screen that have the mouse cursor on and not all screens.
A new shortcut for this would be nice since alot of people are probably used to Win + D as is.
"One thing I wish for, not sure if this exist, is to be able to use Win + D only on the active screen and not have it minimise the world."
I believe that is the windows+home shortcut listed above.
Awesome list by the way. windows+d is a nice feature to hide what I am working on from prying eyes that enter my office. I know it is the same as clicking the button the taskbar but the keyboard shortcut is quicker to find.