My Favorite Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Keyboard shortcuts save time and help reduce repetitive motion injuries.

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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