Windows 7: Window management by short-cut keys (with Multi-Monitor in mind)

You have to use the following short cut keys to appreciate the usefulness.  You can manipulate your current Window with following key storks without touching your mouse.

  • Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow  is dock left or right
  • Win+Up Arrow and Win+Down Arrow maximizes and restores / minimizes;
  • Win+Shift+Up Arrow and Win+Shift+Down Arrow maximizes and restores the vertical size
  • Win+Home to minimize all the in-active background windows (except the one you are working on)
  • Win+1, Win+2, etc., to open the corresponding program in your task bar (running programs)
  • Win+Space – Aero Peek
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    Now if you have multiple monitors, try this:

  • Win+Shift+Left Arrow and Win+Shift+Right Arrow to move windows from one monitor to another – keeping them in the same relative location to the monitor’s top-left origin

    Try it once, you will get used to it right away.

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