Lifehacker had put together a program the will enable Windows 7's keyboard shortcuts on Windows XP systems. With this program installed, you can combine the Windows key with any arrow keys to arrange your applications on the desktop like you do in Windows 7. Pretty cool!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Microsoft Windows 7 has introduced many useful but not so well-known features. One of my favorites is they added more actions to the Windows Key. Just with a few combinations with the Windows Key, you can make your computing more productive.
Here is a few I found. If you find more, feel free to write me a comment and I will add it to the list.
Desired Action Shortcut Keys Lock your computer Windows Key + L Maximize window. Windows Key + Up Arrow Resize window to occupy the left side of the screen. Windows Key + Left Arrow Resize window to occupy the right side of the screen. Windows Key + Right Arrow Minimize the window. Windows Key + Down Arrow Take a quick look at the desktop. Windows Key + Spacebar Minimize/Restore all windows. Windows Key + D Minimize/Restore all windows but the active window. Windows Key + Home Start or switch to a pinned program in taskbar. Windows Key + number Start new instance of a pinned program in taskbar. Windows Key + Shift + number Switch to the last active window of the pinned program in taskbar. Windows Key + Ctrl + number Open the Jump List for the pinned program. Windows Key + Alt + number