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    Full List of Windows 7 Shortcut Keys You Must Know | Full List of Windows 7 Accelarator Keys


    Few months back when Windows 7 Beta was out, i mentioned on How to Improve speed using Keyboard Shortcut Keys for Windows 7.

    Click here for List of Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

    Today, i am presenting you all a Full List of Windows 7 Shortcut Keys. Read on…

    Windows 7 Shortcut or Accelerator Keys...

    Windows 7 Shortcut or Accelerator Keys…

    Some of Windows users tend to use Keyboard Shortcut Keys for performing a task or an operation. They prefer using it because it is faster than using Mouse. I am one of the user who use lot of Windows Shortcut Keys.

    After i installed Windows 7 using Windows 7 DVD created using using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool. I explored the web looking for the Windows 7 Shortcut Keys.

    What are Keyboard Shortcut keys?

    Keyboard shortcuts are know as accelerator keys or hotkeys. Keyboard shortcuts or hot keys make it easier for user to interact with computer, which otherwise would typically require a mouse or other pointing device to perform the operation.

    Windows 7 has got many new keyboard accelerator keys that make it easier to work with menus and other commands.

    Below is the full list of Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts or Windows 7 accelerator hotkeys that are made available on the operating system level and also for several built-in application programs in Windows 7, as published by Microsoft.

    Windows 7 Calculator keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Alt + 1 Switch to Standard mode
    Alt + 2 Switch to Scientific mode
    Alt + 3 Switch to Programmer mode
    Alt + 4 Switch to Statistics mode
    Ctrl + E Open date calculations
    Ctrl + H Turn calculation history on or off
    Ctrl + U Open unit conversion
    Alt + C Calculate or solve date calculations and worksheets
    F1 Open Calculator Help
    Ctrl + Q Press the M- button
    Ctrl + P Press the M+ button
    Ctrl + M Press the MS button
    Ctrl + R Press the MR button
    Ctrl + L Press the MC button
    % Press the % button
    F9 Press the +/– button
    / Press the / button
    * Press the * button
    + Press the + button
    Press the – button
    R Press the 1/× button
    @ Press the square root button
    0-9 Press the number buttons (0-9)
    = Press the = button
    . Press the . (decimal point) button
    Backspace Press the backspace button
    Esc Press the C button
    Del Press the CE button
    Ctrl + Shift + D Clear the calculation history
    F2 Edit the calculation history
    Up Arrow key Navigate up in the calculation history
    Down Arrow key Navigate down in the calculation history
    Esc Cancel editing the calculation history
    Enter Recalculate the calculation history after editing
    F3 Select Degrees in Scientific mode
    F4 Select Radians in Scientific mode
    F5 Select Grads in Scientific mode
    I Press the Inv button in Scientific mode
    D Press the Mod button in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + S Press the sinh button in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + O Press the cosh button in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + T Press the tanh button in Scientific mode
    ( Press the ( button in Scientific mode
    ) Press the ) button in Scientific mode
    N Press the ln button in Scientific mode
    ; Press the Int button in Scientific mode
    S Press the sin button in Scientific mode
    O Press the cos button in Scientific mode
    T Press the tan button in Scientific mode
    M Press the dms button in Scientific mode
    P Press the pi button in Scientific mode
    V Press the F-E button in Scientific mode
    X Press the Exp button in Scientific mode
    Q Press the x^2 button in Scientific mode
    Y Press the x^y button in Scientific mode
    # Press the x^3 button in Scientific mode
    L Press the log button in Scientific mode
    ! Press the n! button in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + Y Press the y?x button in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + B Press the 3?x button in Scientific mode
    Ctrl + G Press the 10x button in Scientific mode
    F5 Select Hex in Programmer mode
    F6 Select Dec in Programmer mode
    F7 Select Oct in Programmer mode
    F8 Select Bin in Programmer mode
    F12 Select Qword in Programmer mode
    F2 Select Dword in Programmer mode
    F3 Select Word in Programmer mode
    F4 Select Byte in Programmer mode
    K Press the RoR button in Programmer mode
    J Press the RoL button in Programmer mode
    < Press the Lsh button in Programmer mode
    > Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode
    % Press the Mod button in Programmer mode
    ( Press the ( button in Programmer mode
    ) Press the ) button in Programmer mode
    | Press the Or button in Programmer mode
    ^ Press the Xor button in Programmer mode
    ~ Press the Not button in Programmer mode
    & Press the And button in Programmer mode
    A-F Press the A-F buttons in Programmer mode
    Spacebar Toggles the bit value in Programmer mode
    A Press the Average button in Statistics mode
    Ctrl + A Press the Average Sq button in Statistics mode
    S Press the Sum button in Statistics mode
    Ctrl + S Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics mode
    T Press the S.D. button in Statistics mode
    Ctrl + T Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics mode
    D Press the CAD button in Statistics mode

    Windows 7 Dialog box keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Ctrl + Tab Move forward through tabs
    Ctrl + Shift + Tab Move back through tabs
    Tab Move forward through options
    Shift + Tab Move back through options
    Alt + underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
    Enter Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
    Spacebar Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
    Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
    F1 Display Help
    F4 Display the items in the active list
    Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

    Windows 7 Ease of Access keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Right Shift for eight seconds Turn Filter Keys on and off
    Left Alt + Left Shift + PrtScn (or PrtScn) Turn High Contrast on or off
    Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock Turn Mouse Keys on or off
    Shift five times Turn Sticky Keys on or off
    Num Lock for five seconds Turn Toggle Keys on or off
    Windows logo key + U Open the Ease of Access Center

    Windows 7 General keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    F1 Display Help
    Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Copy the selected item
    Ctrl + X Cut the selected item
    Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) Paste the selected item
    Ctrl + Z Undo an action
    Ctrl + Y Redo an action
    Delete (or Ctrl + D) Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
    Shift + Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
    F2 Rename the selected item
    Ctrl + Right Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
    Ctrl + Left Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
    Ctrl + Down Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
    Ctrl + Up Arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
    Ctrl + Shift with an arrow key Select a block of text
    Shift + any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
    Ctrl + any arrow key + Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
    Ctrl + A Select all items in a document or window
    F3 Search for a file or folder
    Alt + Enter Display properties for the selected item
    Alt + F4 Close the active item, or exit the active program
    Alt + Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window
    Ctrl + F4 Close the active document (in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
    Alt + Tab Switch between open items
    Ctrl + Alt + Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between open items
    Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel Change the size of icons on the desktop
    Windows logo key + Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
    Ctrl+ Windows logo key + Tab Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D
    Alt + Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
    F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
    F4 Display the address bar list in Windows Explorer
    Shift + F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
    Ctrl + Esc Open the Start menu
    Alt + underlined letter Display the corresponding menu
    Alt + underlined letter Perform the menu command (or other underlined command)
    F10 Activate the menu bar in the active program
    Right Arrow Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
    Left Arrow Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
    F5 (or Ctrl + R) Refresh the active window
    Alt + Up Arrow View the folder one level up in Windows Explorer
    Esc Cancel the current task
    Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager
    Shift when you insert a CD Prevent the CD from automatically playing
    Left Alt + Shift Switch the input language when multiple input languages are enabled
    Ctrl + ShiftL Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are enabled
    Right or Left Ctrl + Shift Change the reading direction of text in right-to-left reading languages

    Windows 7 Magnifier keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Windows logo key + Plus Sign or Minus Sign Zoom in or out
    Ctrl + Alt + Spacebar Preview the desktop in full-screen mode
    Ctrl + Alt + F Switch to full-screen mode
    Ctrl + Alt + L Switch to lens mode
    Ctrl + Alt + D Switch to docked mode
    Ctrl + Alt + I Invert colors
    Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys Pan in the direction of the arrow keys
    Ctrl + Alt + R Resize the lens
    Windows logo key + Esc Exit Magnifier

    Windows 7 Paint keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Ctrl + N Create a new picture
    Ctrl + O Open an existing picture
    Ctrl + S Save changes to a picture
    F12 Save the picture as a new file
    Ctrl + P Print a picture
    Alt + F4 Close a picture and its Paint window
    Ctrl + Z Undo a change
    Ctrl + Y Redo a change
    Ctrl + A Select the entire picture
    Ctrl + X Cut a selection
    Ctrl + C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
    Ctrl + V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
    Right Arrow Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel
    Left Arrow Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel
    Down Arrow Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel
    Up Arrow Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel
    Esc Cancel a selection
    Delete Delete a selection
    Ctrl + B Bold selected text
    Ctrl + + Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
    Ctrl + – Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
    Ctrl + I Italicize selected text
    Ctrl + U Underline selected text
    Ctrl + E Open the Properties dialog box
    Ctrl + W Open the Resize and Skew dialog box
    Ctrl + Page Up Zoom in
    Ctrl + Page Down Zoom out
    F11 View a picture in full-screen mode
    Ctrl + R Show or hide the ruler
    Ctrl + G Show or hide gridlines
    F10 or Alt Display keytips
    Shift + F10 Show the current shortcut menu
    F1 Open Paint Help

    Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Alt + Page Up Move between programs from left to right.
    Alt + Page Down Move between programs from right to left.
    Alt + Insert Cycle through programs in the order that they were started in.
    Alt + Home Display the Start menu.
    Ctrl + Alt + Break Switch between a window and full screen.
    Ctrl + Alt + End Display the Windows Security dialog box.
    Alt + Delete Display the system menu.
    Ctrl + Alt + Minus Sign (-) on the numeric keypad Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing Alt + PrtScn on a local computer).
    Ctrl + Alt + Plus Sign (+) on the numeric keypad Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing PrtScn on a local computer).
    Ctrl + Alt + Right Arrow “Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) program.
    Ctrl + Alt + Left Arrow “Tab” out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host program (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) program.

    Windows 7 Taskbar keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Shift + Click on a taskbar button Open a program or quickly open another instance of a program
    Ctrl + Shift + Click on a taskbar button Open a program as an administrator
    Shift + Right-click on a taskbar button Show the window menu for the program
    Shift + Right-click on a grouped taskbar button Show the window menu for the group
    Ctrl + Click on a grouped taskbar button Cycle through the windows of the group

    Windows 7 Windows Explorer keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Ctrl + N Open a new window
    Ctrl + W Close the current window
    Ctrl + Shift + N Create a new folder
    End Display the bottom of the active window
    Home Display the top of the active window
    F11 Maximize or minimize the active window
    Ctrl + Period (.) Rotate a picture clockwise
    Ctrl + Comma (,) Rotate a picture counter-clockwise
    Num Lock + Asterisk (*) on numeric keypad Display all subfolders under the selected folder
    Num Lock + Plus Sign (+) on numeric keypad Display the contents of the selected folder
    Num Lock + Minus Sign (-) on numeric keypad Collapse the selected folder
    Left Arrow Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the parent folder
    Alt + Enter Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
    Alt + P Display the preview pane
    Alt + Left Arrow View the previous folder
    Backspace View the previous folder
    Right Arrow Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder
    Alt + Right Arrow View the next folder
    Alt + Up Arrow View the parent folder
    Ctrl + Shift + E Display all folders above the selected folder
    Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
    Alt + D Select the address bar
    Ctrl + E Select the search box
    Ctrl + F Select the search box

    Windows 7 Windows logo key keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Windows logo key Open or close the Start menu.
    Windows logo key + Pause Display the System Properties dialog box.
    Windows logo key + D Display the desktop.
    Windows logo key + M Minimize all windows.
    Windows logo key + Shift + M Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
    Windows logo key + E Open Computer.
    Windows logo key + F Search for a file or folder.
    Ctrl + Windows logo key + F Search for computers (if you’re on a network).
    Windows logo key + L Lock your computer or switch users.
    Windows logo key + R Open the Run dialog box.
    Windows logo key + T Cycle through programs on the taskbar.
    Windows logo key + number Start the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the program is already running, switch to that program.
    Shift + Windows logo key + number Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
    Ctrl + Windows logo key + number Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
    Alt + Windows logo key + number Open the Jump List for the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
    Windows logo key + Tab Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
    Ctrl+Windows logo key + Tab Use the arrow keys to cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D.
    Ctrl+Windows logo key + B Switch to the program that displayed a message in the notification area.
    Windows logo key + Spacebar Preview the desktop.
    Windows logo key + Up Arrow Maximize the window.
    Windows logo key + Left Arrow Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
    Windows logo key + Right Arrow Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
    Windows logo key + Down Arrow Minimize the window.
    Windows logo key + Home Minimize all but the active window.
    Windows logo key + Shift + Up Arrow Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen.
    Windows logo key + Shift+ Left Arrow or Right Arrow Move a window from one monitor to another.
    Windows logo key + P Choose a presentation display mode.
    Windows logo key + G Cycle through gadgets.
    Windows logo key + U Open Ease of Access Center.
    Windows logo key + X Open Windows Mobility Center.

    Windows 7 Windows Journal keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Ctrl + N Start a new note
    Ctrl + O Open a recently used note
    Ctrl + S Save changes to a note
    Ctrl + Shift + V Move a note to a specific folder
    Ctrl + P Print a note
    Alt + F4 Close a note and its Journal window
    Ctrl + Z Undo a change
    Ctrl + Y Redo a change
    Ctrl + A Select all items on a page
    Ctrl + X Cut a selection
    Ctrl + C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
    Ctrl + V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
    Esc Cancel a selection
    Delete Delete a selection
    Ctrl + F Start a basic find
    Ctrl + G Go to a page
    F5 Refresh find results
    F5 Refresh the note list
    F6 Toggle between a note list and a note
    Ctrl + Shift + C Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list
    F11 View a note in full-screen mode
    F1 Open Journal Help

    Windows 7 Windows Help viewer keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Alt + C Display the Table of Contents
    Alt + N Display the Connection Settings menu
    F10 Display the Options menu
    Alt + Left Arrow Move back to the previously viewed topic
    Alt + Right Arrow Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic
    Alt + A Display the customer support page
    Alt + Home Display the Help and Support home page
    Home Move to the beginning of a topic
    End Move to the end of a topic
    Ctrl + F Search the current topic
    Ctrl + P Print a topic
    F3 Move the cursor to the search box

    Windows 7 WordPad keyboard shortcut keys

    Windows 7 Shortcut Key Action / Operation
    Ctrl + N Create a new document
    Ctrl + O Open an existing document
    Ctrl + S Save changes to a document
    F12 Save the document as a new file
    Ctrl + P Print a document
    Alt + F4 Close WordPad
    Ctrl + Z Undo a change
    Ctrl + Y Redo a change
    Ctrl + A Select the entire document
    Ctrl + X Cut a selection
    Ctrl + C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
    Ctrl + V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
    Ctrl + B Make selected text bold
    Ctrl + I Italicize selected text
    Ctrl + U Underline selected text
    Ctrl + = Make selected text subscript
    Ctrl + Shift + = Make selected text superscript
    Ctrl + L Align text left
    Ctrl + E Align text center
    Ctrl + R: Align text right
    Ctrl + J Justify text
    Ctrl + 1 Set single line spacing
    Ctrl + 2 Set double line spacing
    Ctrl + 5 Set line spacing to 1.5
    Ctrl + Shift + > Increase the font size
    Ctrl + Shift + < Decrease the font size
    Ctrl + Shift + A Change characters to all capitals
    Ctrl + Shift + L Change the bullet style
    Ctrl + D Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing
    Ctrl + F Find text in a document
    F3 Find the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box
    Ctrl + H Replace text in a document
    Ctrl + Left Arrow Move the cursor one word to the left
    Ctrl + Right Arrow Move the cursor one word to the right
    Ctrl + Up Arrow Move the cursor to the line above
    Ctrl + Down Arrow Move the cursor to the line below
    Ctrl + Home Move to the beginning of the document
    Ctrl + End Move to the end of the document
    Ctrl + Page Up Move up one page
    Ctrl + Page Down Move down one page
    Ctrl + Delete Delete the next word
    F10 Display keytips
    Shift + F10 Show the current shortcut menu
    F1 Open WordPad Help
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    7 Comments

    1. Ramkumar says:

      Good post dude. will be very helpful for w7 newbies.

    2. p@r@noid says:

      I recently installed Windows 7 on one of the spare system I had and trying to learn , Though there is not
      much to learn but again I want to get familiar with every thing before I will start using it and these
      Short cuts will be very useful for me.
      Though lots of them :”(

    3. eye watcher says:

      One thing that I love in Windows 7, it is FASTER than Windows Vista!

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