Windows 7 supports several useful new keyboard shortcuts.
Display/ hide the Explorer preview pane
Display gadgets in front of other windows
Windows Logo++ (plus key)
Zoom in, where appropriate
Windows Logo+- (minus key)
Zoom out, where appropriate
Maximize the current window
Minimize the current window
Snap to the left hand side of the screen
Snap to the right hand side of the screen
Minimize/ restore everything except the current window
Run DisplaySwitch.exe or press Windows key + P
Turn on and off Windows features by clicking Start, typing features and press enter. In the Programs and Features window on the left-hand column click Turn Windows features on or off and in the Windows Features box check or uncheck the features you want enabled or disabled.
To change the name of multiple files at once highlight all the files you want to rename in Windows Explorer and press the F2 key. Type in the new name you want to use for all files and press enter. Once done all files will be renamed to the name entered followed by a unique number.
All programs can be pinned to the Taskbar and allow easy access to your favorite programs without having to use the Start Menu. To Pin a program to the Taskbar right-click on the program or shortcut to the program and in the menu choose the Pin to Taskbar option. Alternatively you can also drag the icon to the Taskbar.
If you are not viewing a window in full screen and have other windows open in the background clear all background open windows by pressing the Windows key + the Home key.
If you ever need to zoom in or out of what is being displayed on your screen press the Windows key and the + (plus) or – (minus) keys. Pressing the plus zooms in and once zoomed in the minus will zoom out.
Pressing the Windows key and Left or Right arrow keys will dock the window your viewing to the left or right-hand side of the screen. Pressing the Windows key and the Up arrow will maximize a window and pressing the Windows key and the Down arrow will resize and then minimize the window.