I read Tim Sneath’s blog and he had a massive post on some secrets in Windows 7. He had some great tips around keyboard shortcuts so I thought I would consolidate them for everyone’s benefits.
In Windows 7, you now permanently pin applications to the bar, internally, we call this feature the “super-bar.” In addition to clicking, you can push “WIN+[number key]” to run the applications.
These are great keyboard enhancements. One feature that needs to be improved is the Win+Up Arrow shortcut. The problem is that if the user minimizes all the way with Win+Down Arrow to the taskbar, there is no way to re-maxmize the window in one easy shortcut. Techincally, Win+Up Arrow should remember applications that were minimized, or as a last resort, go through a brute force approach restore windows to the desktop. Beside this beta feature shortcoming, these are welcomed enhancements to Windows and just shows that Microsoft hasn’t forgotton about the keyboard users.
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