Firstly, I’d like to mention that Windows 7 is really smooth, especially to compared with Vista. It’s faster, reliable and more convenient to use than previous Windows versions.

New launchbar is really effective, more useful than the quicklaunch toolbar, although many of you will disagree on that point, I’m afraid. Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts that make handling of multiple windows and monitors really handy:

  • Win+Up: Maximize
  • Win+Down: Restore / Minimize
  • Win+Left: Snap to left
  • Win+Right: Snap to right
  • 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
  • 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!)