Unknown Shortcut Keys Of Keyboard – Most Useful Cool Keyboard Tricks


Unknown Shortcut Keys Of Keyboard

Today I thought I would blog about the top Unknown Shortcut Keys Of Keyboard that I didn’t know about before that I have found useful. These are shortcuts that I haven’t seen too many people use; see how many you know… Here is a short list for the handiest Keyboard shortcuts. Some of these may also work in other applications.

Unknown Shortcut Keys Of Keyboard

Unknown Shortcut Keys Of Keyboard

  1. Ctrl+Shift+N to Create a New Folder
    You could now use Ctrl+Shift+N to quickly create a new folder in Windows or anywhere on your computer where a folder can be created.
  1. Ctrl+Shift+Click to Open a Program As Administrator
    You just need to point your mouse cursor on that program and then click on it while pressing Ctrl+Shift keys to open it as administrator.
  1. Shift+Right-Click Enhances Send to Menu
    Now, press the Shift key, and while having it pressed, right click on the icon, get an enhanced send to menu.
  1. Shift+Right-Click on a Folder to Open Command Prompt
    If you do Shift+right-click on a folder, you’ll find an option that says “Open command windows here.”
  1. Win+Space to Quickly Show Desktop
    Pressing the Win key and the space bar simultaneously shows you the desktop immediately.
  1. Win+Up/Down/Left/Right for Moving the Active Window
    Each arrow key would move the window in the direction it is meant to.
  1. Win+Shift+Left Arrow Key
    For Dual Monitors: To Move Active Window to Left Monitor
  1. Win+Shift+Left arrow key combination
    If you are on a dual monitor setup using Windows 7 then you could press the in order to move the active application window to the left monitor…
  1. Win+Shift+Right Arrow Key
    For Dual Monitors: to Move Active Window to Right Monitor
  1. Win+Shift+right arrow key.
    If you need to move the current window to the right monitor screen.
  1. Win+T to Get to Taskbar Items
    You could use the key combination Win+T to toggle through the applications pinned on the taskbar in Windows 7.
  1. Shift+Click
    On a Taskbar App to Open a New Instance of the App
  1. Win+B to Move Focus to the System Tray
    System tray
  1. Win+P
    For Quickly Connecting Your Laptop to a Projector Projection menu window 7 as it has a nifty projection menu feature which enables you to quickly connect your laptop to a projector or an extended monitor.
  1. Win+1, Win+2…
    So on for Opening Taskbar Programs… If you want to quickly open a program that’s pinned to your Windows 7 taskbar then you can press the Win key and the number corresponding to the location of the app on the taskbar.
  1. Win+Pause
    It help us to check System Properties
  1. Win+pause key combination
    You could use …. To open the system properties window
  1. Ctrl+Shift+Esc
    This Can Quickly Open Windows Task Manager, It’s a cool shortcut nevertheless. Just press the Ctrl key, Shift key and the ESC key simultaneously and you have the task manager pop up right in front!
  1. Alt + D
    To Selects the Address Bar, Most useful when you are in a Web Browser and want to change the url address.
  1. Windows Button + Shift + Left / Right Arrow Key
    Move active window to other screen but keep the same size…. For those that use multiple monitors this is similar to Windows Button + Left / Right, but instead of resizing the window to take up half the screen it keeps the size and moves it onto your other monitor.
  1. Windows Button + Home
    Minimizes all but the current window…. Again, I find this one useful for multiple monitors – where you want to see what’s on the desktop and have the other application open on your other monitor
  1. Alt + Up Arrow
    Moves up one folder level in Windows Explorer…… If you are in Windows Explorer and want to go “up” a level – this is what you need to do. Try this one!
  1. Ctrl + Shift + Esc
    Shows the Windows Task Manager


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 with any arrow key – Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

Ctrl with 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 key+Tab – Cycle through programs on the taskbar by using Aero Flip 3-D

Ctrl+Windows 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

F10 – Activate the menu bar in the active program

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+Shift – 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.

If you have any more… that you think would also be useful to add then leave a comment!

So that was about the amazing Unknown Shortcut Keys Of Keyboard. I hope you find them useful. In fact, learn them if you are on Windows 7. That’s what I did and it has helped a great deal. If I’ve missed a cool shortcut, do share that in the comments. Stay tuned!

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