The Hidden Master List of Useful Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts That You Didn't Know You Already Had

A frequent subject here at Tech Tips is useful keyboard shortcuts. What many PC users do not realize is that there is a large collection of handy shortcuts tucked away in an obscure place on their own computer. Here’s how to find it in Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu
  2. In the right-side pane, click “Help and Support”
  3. In the Help search bar, enter “shortcuts” (without quotes)
  4. A list of items will be displayed. Click “keyboard shortcuts”
  5. The window shown in the figure below will open
  6. Click the topic whose keyboard shortcuts interest you
  7. A list of different shortcuts will appear

Windows Help lists keyboard shortcuts

As you can see from the graphic, lists of keyboard shortcuts for an assortment of Windows 7 features are available. A similar list can be found on Windows Vista systems. Happy keyboarding!

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by Art€ (not verified) on 11. April 2012 - 15:47  (91918)

Yep, learnt a lot of shortcut key's during the years, but you can always add to them. Thanks.

by crank on 11. April 2012 - 6:22  (91889)

Wow, who'd a thought that 'Help' would have helpful info. [ This is either an obnoxiously snarky comment or a sarcastic dig at MS....]

by ssoundman on 11. April 2012 - 3:54  (91881)

Nice article, Vic. Thanks!

by strydrdenis (not verified) on 10. April 2012 - 8:30  (91833)

Great article,especially the shortcuts for the Magnifier. Just what my old eyes needed.

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