Switching from Mac OS X to Windows 7/Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are a list of Windows 7 Shortcuts to help you work faster:

  • 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 the first taskbar entry
  • 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
  • Win+Spacebar: Aero desktop peek
  • Win+(1, 2,...,0): Open the corresponding taskbar pinned program; if already open, switch to that program
  • Ctrl+Click: on a pinned icon, cycle through open windows of that program
  • Ctrl+Shift+Click: on a pinned icon, runs a new instance of the program as administrator
  • Shift+Click: on a pinned icon, runs a new instance/window of the program