So I thought that I would write a little windows 7 shortcut guide. This is for windows Aero people, I dont think it works with win7 in basic mode (areo disabled).
So here is the first shortcut!
Have you ever want to move an open application, and get it so it goes full screen, or make it a littler square/rectangle, or make it only on one side(covers half the screen)? Well, here is how to do it!
Step One: Move mouse to the top of the screen (the top bar).
Step Two: Click and drag to one spot, like so.
There you go, now its smaller.
If you drag it back to the top, it will make it fullscreen again.
Now, if you use the command left arrow key, it will make it fill half the screen, on the left.
Command right arrow key, fill half of the screen, on the right.
Use command down arrow key, it will make it smaller.
And finally, when it is small, using command down again will minimise it.
so, have you ever wanted to switch between windows/applications quickly? here is the how to:
Step One: When you have multiple windows open, push down the windows key, and the tab key.
Step Two: Keep pressing tab until you get to the desired window.
Now the other way to do so;
Step One: Hold down the alt and tab key while having multiple things open.
Step Two: Push tab down until you get to the desired window.
Now, this is all a screen shot would give me, but you just keep hitting tab until you get to the right window, or just click on a window while holding tab.
Right Click CMD: (Stix's idea)
Step One: To right click and get CMD you must hold down shift key.
Step Two: Click on "open command window here".
More Awesome Random Commands sponsored by Stix!
Ctrl+Shift+N To Create a New Folder.
Ctrl+Shift+Click To Open a Program As Administrator.
Shift+Right-Click Enhances Send to Menu.
Shift+Right-Click On a Folder to Open Command Prompt.
For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Right Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Right Monitor.
Win+T to Get to Taskbar Items
Some More Commands by Sollario
Windows + E Open explorer.
Windows + P Is Presentation mode.
CTRL + Windows + Tab Gives you the Aero 3D sliders and lets you use the arrow keys and enter to find and select what tab you want. This is basicly a diffrent way of doing the command + tab switch.
Alt + Esc Cycles through programs in order of which they were opened. (like Alt+Tab switch or Command + Tab switch).
Quick Desktop View
If you want to minimise everything with one quick click
Step One: Move mouse to the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step Two: Click on the little bar beside the time (on the right hand side).
And there you go, now everything is minimised!
EDIT: Also, if your click their again, everything will re-open in the same layered way as before (which application is behind/infront of which).
So there you go! You now have learned ten more ways to easily navigate threw Win 7 (again, I think Win 7 Aero needs to be on).
Please leave a comment on what you think, and, leave a comment or pm me any other little tricks, easter eggs, or short cuts. If you do, I will be sure to re-edit the OP with them, along with your name, for credit, and some pics for help.
Edited by Blade of grass, 07 May 2012 - 06:20 PM.