Windows 7 Beta 1 hotkeys

Brandon Paddock has a nice list of some of the new Windows 7 Beta 1 hotkeys. My favorite is the Win + + and Win + - for zooming in and out on the screen. As someone who uses Sysinternals’ ZoomIt pretty regularly during presentations, the fact that Windows 7 now supports this kind of zooming, with a live zoom window (rather than a static snapshot), out of the box, is awesomely useful. I may still use ZoomIt for its ability to draw annotations on the screen, but it’s nice to know it’s there if I need it:

Got yourself a shiny new Windows 7 Beta install? Here’s a little cheat sheet I made up for some of the handy new hotkey combinations, many of which I’ve become quite dependent on!


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 Pressing again will cycle through them, you can can arrow around
Win+Shift+T cycles backwards
Win+Space Peek at the desktop

See the rest at Brandon’s blog.

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