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    Default Windows Shortcut Keys

    I usually do a Windows Restart using Ctrl-Esc u r and Windows Standby using Ctrl-Esc u s. Is there a similar shortcut for Win 7? My guess is that the shortcuts are similar to Vista?

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    if you find any combinations let me know, I need some more windows shortcuts.

    do you use the extended menu or the classic menu?

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    I uses a lot of (old) windows shortcut keys, but many of them don't work in Win 7. I haven't change the menu in Win 7 yet since it looks just so foreign, i don't even know where to start to change it. lol

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    New in Windows 7

    The → symbol stands for the right arrow key, ← for the left arrow key, etc.

    Win+↑ Maximize the current window
    Win+↓ If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
    Win+← Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
    *If it is already docked left, it is moved to the right half of the screen
    *If it is already docked right, it is restored to its original size
    Win+→ Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
    *If it is already docked right, it is moved to the left half of the screen
    *If it is already docked left, it is restored to its original size
    Win+Shift+← Move current window to the left monitor (with dual monitors)
    Win+Shift+→ Move current window to the right monitor (with dual monitors)
    Win+Home Minimize all but the current window
    Win+Space Peek at the desktop
    Win+[Plus sign] Zoom in
    Win+[Minus sign] Zoom out
    Win+P Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
    Alt+P In Explorer, show/hide the preview pane
    Taskbar Modifiers (New in Windows 7)

    Shift+Click Open a new instance of the program
    Ctrl+Click Cycle between windows in a group
    Middle Click Open a new instance of the program
    Ctrl+Shift+Click Open a new instance of the program as Administrator
    Shift+Right-Click Show window menu
    Managing Windows

    Alt+F4 Close the active window
    Alt+Tab Switch to previous active window
    Alt+Esc Cycle through all open windows
    Win+Tab Flip 3D [more info]
    Ctrl+Win+Tab Persistent Flip 3D
    Win+T Cycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)
    Win+M Minimize all open windows
    Win+Shift+M Undo all window minimization
    Win+D Toggle showing the desktop
    Win+↑ Maximize the current window
    Win+↓ If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
    Win+← Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
    *If it is already docked left, it is moved to the right half of the screen
    *If it is already docked right, it is restored to its original size
    Win+→ Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
    *If it is already docked right, it is moved to the left half of the screen
    *If it is already docked left, it is restored to its original size
    Win+Shift+← Move current window to the left monitor (with dual monitors)
    Win+Shift+→ Move current window to the right monitor (with dual monitors)
    Win+Home Minimize all but the current window
    Win+Space Peek at the desktop
    Win+[Plus sign] Zoom in
    Win+[Minus sign] Zoom out
    Starting Programs

    Win+1 Open the first program on your Quick Launch bar
    Win+2 Open the second program on your Quick Launch bar
    Win+n Open the nth program on your Quick Launch bar
    Win+U Open the ease of access center
    Win+F Open the search window
    Win+X Open the Mobility Center
    Win+E Open Explorer
    Win+R Open the Run window [more info]
    Win+B Move focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
    Win+P Open the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
    Win+Pause Open the System Properties portion from the Control Panel
    Ctrl+Shift+Esc Open Windows Task Manager
    Logging In And Out

    While the below shortcuts seem unwieldy because of their length, they're quite easy to remember once you try them out a few times.

    Win, →, Enter Shutdown
    Win, →, →, R Restart
    Win, →, →, S Sleep
    Win, →, →, W Switch Users
    Win+L Locks computer
    Viewing Folders With Explorer

    Alt+← Go back
    Alt+→ Go forward
    Alt+↑ Go up a directory
    Alt+D Move focus to address bar
    Alt+D, Tab Move focus to search bar
    Alt+Enter Open the Properties window of the current selection
    Ctrl+Mousewheel Change the view type (extra large, small, list view, detail, etc.)
    Alt+P Show/hide the preview pane

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