Some Useful Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts to Save Time & Effort
Working on a computer can be painful when you work for continuously long hours. Moving or working with mouse can put a lot of stress on your hand during long sessions. Some Windows Key shortcuts can prove very handy and they may also help you save time and effort required for your day to day work.
These shortcuts can replace your mouse work/function as they are very easy to launch and you do not have to move your mouse around to get the same things done.
Here I am listing down some very important Windows Key Shortcuts or Windows Hotkeys Keyboard Shortcuts that can be very useful for you. These Shortcuts are especially for Windows 7 and above Windows Operating System.
Usage: Press Windows Key in your Keyboard first and then the other Key
Win + E My Computer
Win + M Minimize
Win + D Show Desktop
Win + Up Maximize
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 on the first taskbar entry (Pressing again will cycle through them)
Win + Shift + T Cycles it 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!)
Win + # (# a number key) Launches a new instance of the application in the Nth slot on the taskbar.
Example: Win+1 launches first pinned application and Win + 2 launches second, etc.
Win + + / Win + – (plus or minus key) Zoom in or Zoom out.