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Great Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

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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.

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

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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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