Last updated on November 9th, 2020 at 09:43 pm


These keyboard shortcuts will save you time.

Hands typing on a keyboard

From casual computer users to those of us who want to get the absolute most out of our work time, keyboard shortcuts can be a convenient way of streamlining your activity. If you type a lot like I do, your preference is probably to have both hands on the keyboard as often as possible. Windows 7 comes with some great WIN key combinations that can help quicken your pace.

ShortcutFunction
WIN+LLocks your screen so that anyone coming to your computer must put in your password to unlock it and continue working
WIN + Up or Down ArrowToggles between minimizing or maximizing the currently selected window
WIN + Left or Right ArrowToggles position of the currently selected window to include half-screen snap (also useful for multiple monitors)
WIN + SpacebarPreviews the desktop by making all the open windows transparent
WIN + 1 through 0Launches items in the corresponding order that are pinned to your taskbar
WIN + HomeMinimizes all windows except for the current one
SHIFT + DELPermanently deletes the selected file/email bypassing the recycle bin or delete items folder
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