Great Windows Keyboard Shortcuts


Ever needed to take a screenshot of an error message? Here's how!

The Print Screen key [PrtScn] takes a snapshot of the entire computer screen (even dual monitors) and copies it to the Windows Clipboard.


Hold down Alt and press the Print Scrn key to capture just the active window.


Click on the start menu and search for and open "Paint"

Press ctrl-v and paste.


General Windows Shortcuts


Win+Up   Maximize
Win+Down  Restore / Minimize
Win+Left  Snap to left
Win+Right  Snap to right      (*my favorite!)

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
Win+G   Bring gadgets to the top of the Z-order
Win+P   External display options (mirror, extend desktop, etc)
Win+X   Mobility Center (same as Vista, but still handy!)

Win + +  or Win + –      Zoom in or out.  


Ctrl+{scroll wheel} Zoom in or out.




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