How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys?

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I'm particularly interested in the last two shortcuts.

I use the "grid" option of CompizConfig Settings Manager. "Grid" is developed as an extra plugin, so you have to install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra package (I couldn't see this in "software center", so did it through synaptic).

Once you have the plugins installed, in CCSM, go to "Window Managment", then select "Grid". I modify my "put left" to be CTRL + SHIFT + left arrow (and do likewise for "put right", "put top", and "put bottom"). I map CTRL + SHIFT + enter to be "put center".

I am not sure about W7, but the GREAT thing about GRID is that if you hit it once, it will go to half the screen. A second time goes to 1/3 of the screen. A third time has it take up 2/3 of the screen. Then, a fourth has it back to half. So, you can set up documents side by side that need 1/3 or 2/3 of the screen as well as equally sharing 1/2 of the screen.

A MUST plugin for me in Linux! And it works great!

Unity...

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On the website:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts

It lists the following keyboard shortcut under "Windows logo key keyboard
shortcuts":

Windows logo key+Down Arrow = Minimize the window.

However, if the window is maximized when this keyboard shortcut is used, the
window is restored down, not minimized. Obviously you can simply press the
keyboard shortcut twice to minimize the window, but then when you go back to
that window it will not be maximized, meaning you have the extra step of
maximizing it. So, to the best of my knowledge, the steps to minimizing and
then remaximizing a window are:

1. Restore Down: Windows logo key + Down Arrow
2. Minimize: Windows logo key + Down Arrow
3. Select Window: Windows logo key + Tab (or one of the other key
combinations that can be used to select an open program)
4. Maximize: Windows logo key + Up...

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Since I am a big fan of hotkeys, I thought it would be a nice idea to put a near-comprehensive list together (through research aka googling) ~Smile~

Win = Start Menu, Win + Pause = System Properties,

Win + D = Show Desktop, Win + M = Minimize all windows, Win + E = Launch Win Explorer (@ My Computer),

Win + R = Run Command, Win + Shift + M = Maximize all windows, Win + L (XP) = Lock OS,

Alt + Tab = Shift between Windows, Alt + Shift + Tab = Shift between Windows (Reverse Order), Alt + Spacebar + N = Minimize current window,

Alt + F4 = Close Current Window, Alt + Spacebar + X = Maximize, Alt + Spacebar + R = Restore,

Ctrl+X = Cut, Ctrl+C = Copy, Ctrl+V = Paste, Ctrl+A = Select ALL, Ctrl+P = Print, Ctrl+ Shift + F10 = Shows Context Menu (Mouse Right Click Effect),

Ctrl+Esc = Start Menu, Ctrl + Shift + Esc = Show Task Manager,

Application Specific (generally): Ctrl + S = Save, Ctrl + F = Find

@ Desktop/Win Explorer: F2 = Rename...

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Here are few window shortcut keys that are useful for day to day work and those that are not much known to many. These keys are important but commonly unknown to many window users.

WinKey + Tab key = To see all open application tiled. Press and leave the Tab key (Toggle press the tab key) to make the application move to the right. Right most application will become active window when you leave the key.WinKey + Up Arrow and Down Arrow = Maximize and Minimize the application window.WinKey + T = Iterate through items in taskbar.WinKey + L = Lock WindowsCtrl + Shift + Esc = Task BarWinKey Left Key for an app, then winKey +RightKey for another app = Snap and compare. Or you may be typing something on notepad while seeing on Browser, etc. Very useful!Winkey + "+" or "-" = WinKey + Plus key or minus key for magnifying or minifying the area where mouse pointer is positioned.WinKey + Esc = remove the magnifier if enabled by previous command.WinKey + 1/2/3/.. = To activate the...
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You notice on every shortcut icons, a tiny arrow.
What can be done to remove these arrows:

For Windows 2000/XP/2003

When you run the program, select shortcut in the Explorer Menu.

First of all you will have to download TweakUI: here


For Windows Vista

If you are using Windows Vista all you have to do in to look for

Vista Shortcut Overlay remover

After installing this software, run it:

Just choose the option desired then apply.

Note: You have to restart your computer for changes to take effect.


Via Registry


/!\ It is better to backup the registry before performing the below manipulation /!\

To restore the shortcut arrows, follow the same method to the line 6. We must identify the xIsShortCut value

Right-click on this value, and then rename it in IsShortCut Close Registry Editor and, if necessary, restart your PC.

Windows 7

If...

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Ever since Windows 95, the Windows key (or Win key) is ubiquitous on PC keyboards. With each new release of Windows, Microsoft has added new keyboard shortcuts with the Win key. Here is a complete list of all Winkey shortcuts.

RECOMMENDED: Click here to fix Windows errors and optimize system performance

The Win key when pressed by itself opens the Start Menu on systems which have it. On Windows 8 it opens the Start screen. Here are all the other Win key combinations which you may not be aware of:

Win+A: Does nothing in Windows 8.x, opens Action Center in Windows 10.
Win+B: Moves the focus to the notification area (System tray)
Win+C: Shows Charms, and the date & time (Windows 8 and later)
Win+D: Shows the Desktop. When you press Win+D again, it restores the open windows.
Win+E: Opens Explorer
Win+F: Opens file search. Prior to Windows 8, this opened Explorer search. Now it opens the Search pane with Files selected for searching
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Although they are usually extremely useful, the WinKey+X hotkeys can get irritating. Sometimes, the Windows key becomes buggy and they create more problems than you care for. Furthermore, some people do not even use the shortcuts for their intended purposes and they want to free them so that they can be used for other purposes. Although some of them can be disabled individually, you will have to actually disable the whole feature most of the time. Both the methods outlined below will need you to restart or log off in order to take effect.

Local Group Policies

This is the easiest way to do it but it requires Professional or higher versions of Windows. If you are using one, then you are in luck. To open the Local Group Policies, press WinKey to bring up the Start menu, type in gpedit.msc and press Enter. Then, go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Explorer. Scroll down the list till you find an entry that says “Turn...

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Windows includes several Windows logo key (WinKey) shortcut combinations to launch programs. If these built-in WinKey keystrokes do not work in your system, they may have been blocked in the registry.

Here are some of the most used WinKey shortcuts.

There are many such keyboard shortcuts – the above is some of the mostly used shortcuts in our everyday life. You may also want to check out the Complete List of Keyboard shortcuts in Windows.

Certain WinKey shortcuts are not working

If some (not all) of the WinKey shortcuts work in your system, start the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and go to the following locations:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Right-click DisabledHotkeys (if it exists in any of the above locations) and choose Delete. And exit the Registry Editor.

What does DisabledHotkeys registry...

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Pressing the Windows keys opens the start menu. Using combination’s of WinKey with other keys on your keyboard lets you perform many actions and commands that you perform with the mouse. These are the WinKey or Windows Key shortcuts, and they are very useful.

But when one is gaming, and if one presses the Windows Key, any open PC game where the taskbar is not shown, will minimize without exiting the program! This often becomes a nightmare for PC gamers, and as such, while playing PC games, most prefer to disable this key.

Let us see how we can disable the Windows key on the keyboard to improve the Gaming experience.

Disable Windows key or WinKey

There are four ways to disable the WinKey or Windows Key:

1] Download and use WinKey Killer, a freeware app. But this does not appear to be working on later Windows versions.

I have, however, tried WinKill on my Windows 10 and it worked.

WinKill sits in the system tray where...

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How to Change, Remove, or Restore the Shortcut Arrow Overlay Icon in Windows

Warning

Removing the shortcut arrow will make it harder to tell which files are shortcuts or not.

You can still tell by right clicking or press and hold on the file, and click/tap on Properties to see if you have a Shortcut tab or not.

OPTION ONE

Change Shortcut Arrow using "Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover"

1. If you have not already, click/tap on the Download button below to download the Vista Shortcut Overlay Remover (Vista Shortcut Overlay Manager) program below for the 32-bit or 64-bit Windows you have installed. Save the .msi file to your desktop, and install it.32-bit (x86) Windows

64-bit (x64) Windows

2. Double click/tap on the program's shortcut to run the program.

3. To Change, Restore, or Remove the Arrow for All Shortcuts

A) Select (dot) the arrow option you want for the shortcut arrow....
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How to Enable or Disable Windows Key Shortcuts in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8


Note

Pressing the

Windows Key

by itself will still open the Start menu even when Windows key shortcut hotkeys are set to disabled.

OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Windows Key Hotkeys using a REG File

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Enable Windows Key Hotkeys for All Users
NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.Enable_Windows_Key_Hotkeys.zip

3. To Disable Windows Key Hotkeys for All UsersA) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.Disable_Windows_Key_Hotkeys.zip

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5.Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC - Windows 7/8) or Continue...

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Below is a listing of all the more commonly used Windows shortcut keys for every version of Microsoft Windows. If you are looking for shortcut keys related to programs in Windows, like Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet browsers, and others, see our "Other computer keyboard shortcuts" page linked below.

General Windows keyboard shortcuts

Alt+Tab

Switch between open applications in all versions of Windows. Reverse the direction by pressing Alt+Shift+Tab at the same time.

Ctrl+Tab

Switches between program groups, tabs, or document windows in applications that support this feature. Reverse the direction by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Tab at the same time.

Alt+double-click

Display the properties of the object you double-click on in Windows 95 and later. For example, doing this on a file would display its properties.

Alt+Print Screen

Create a screenshot only for the active program window in all versions of Windows. For example, if...

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I'm not sure if the list of hotkeys using the Windows key has been posted or not. For those who haven't seen all the new uses for the Windows key in Windows 7, here is a list of hotkey functions:


WINDOWS 7 HOTKEYS:

General:

Win + M will minimize

Win + D Will Show Desktop

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
Pressing again will cycle through them, you can can arrow around.
Win+Shift+T cycles backwards.
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!)
Win+#
(# = a number key)...

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Window 8.1 is one step latest operating system of the giant Microsoft for Desktop, and Laptop PCs, and smartphones/ tablets. This operating system still has a numerous presence among the users. A huge number of users prefer this version of Windows. The touch screen users are getting some special features like charms menu, Metro UI etc. However, the Keyboards users have some special keys combination shortcuts to improve their experience. Today we have shared the must-know Windows 8.1 Shortcuts, that will really enhance your productivity and experience.

Shortcuts are a simple combination of two or more than two keys that performs an operation quickly and easily. If you are interested then following are some very useful and accurate Windows 8.1 Shortcuts.

Know 47 Windows 8.1 Shortcuts to Improve Productivity

Windows 8.1 Shortcuts

Essential Windows 8.1 Shortcuts:

Shortcut Description

WinKey +D -To shows the...
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Hello everyone. Windows 8 is really nice and easy to handle when you are using it on touch screen. Windows 8 is designed for tablet as well as PC. When you’re using Windows 8 on a tablet, it’s easy to navigate the new OS but without the touch screen its pretty embarassing to use because Windows 8 can only be enjoyed with the Touch Screen. but If you know the the exact keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8, You don’t have to mess up with mouse anymore. knowing at least some of the Windows 8 Shortcut keys can help you work faster and more efficiently. Also it will make your Windows 8 experience much more enjoyable. Try to remember some of these.

Windows Key : Open the Start Screen Win + Z : Open Application bar Win + W : Search in Settings of the system Win + X : Open Windows Mobility Center Win + V : Switch among notifications Win + Shift + V : Switch among notifications Win + U : Open Ease of Access Center Win + T : Set focus to Taskbar and toggle through Programs Win + S :...
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Go here for full instructions in a human readable form from Mike's Ubuntu, (thank you Mike) and here is the original Ubuntu forum post (thanks gotsanity). I've checked this on my system so it should work for you. I've also added and edited a little to try to make it a bit easier to understand.

The only changes I would make to his directions are that you first check to see if you have compiz installed (easiest way is to use the software manager and put "compiz" in the search window.

If you do then type the following in a terminal:-

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager wmctrl

Otherwise the compiz settings manager won't be present on your system.

Open a terminal and type:

xinput list

It will display a list. Find your id number for your mouse. You will need this number in the next steps. Mine was 10. Yours will very likely be different.
These next commands create a new hidden folder in your home folder to hold the scripts...

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I use the "grid" option of CompizConfig Settings Manager. "Grid" is developed as an extra plugin, so you have to install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra package (I couldn't see this in "software center", so did it through synaptic).

Once you have the plugins installed, in CCSM, go to "Window Managment", then select "Grid". I modify my "put left" to be CTRL + SHIFT + left arrow (and do likewise for "put right", "put top", and "put bottom"). I map CTRL + SHIFT + enter to be "put center".

I am not sure about W7, but the GREAT thing about GRID is that if you hit it once, it will go to half the screen. A second time goes to 1/3 of the screen. A third time has it take up 2/3 of the screen. Then, a fourth has it back to half. So, you can set up documents side by side that need 1/3 or 2/3 of the screen as well as equally sharing 1/2 of the screen.

A MUST plugin for me in Linux! And it works great!

Unity will be coming with a "snap feature" included, but I like the...

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All keyboards (those built to support Windows OS) have a special key marked with Windows Start Orb icon, commonly known as Windows key or the Win Key. Somehow this key is hardly used as most people are unaware of the functions associated with it.

In that case, let me assure you that there’s a lot more to squeeze from this amazing key. Today we will share the best Windows key shortcuts that could incredibly enhance your everyday computing productivity.

Note: These shortcuts have been tested on Windows 7 and most of them will work on Windows Vista too. We will be referring to the Windows key by writing “Win” throughout this article.

Launch Basic Windows Items

1. The very basic and most known feature of the Windows key is to launch the Start Menu. It is equivalent to clicking on the Start Orb button.

2. Windows Run Dialog provides a quick way of starting certain applications and tools. When speed is a factor it would be waste of time to...

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I am having the issue that Win+ does not snap the windows to the side of my monitor, this is similar to

https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/3isu82/help_aero_snap_suddenly_not_working_with_winkey/

http://www.justanswer.com/computer/681gq-windows-key-plus-right-left-does-not-work.html

Window key+arrows hotkeys not working

Win-Key + Arrow keyboard shortcuts no longer working

The Solutions on all these places explain how to (re)enable Aero Snap, but Aero Snap is working for me, i can snap the windows with the mouse (for example), just not with the keyboard. Other keyboard shortcuts (all) work fine, e.g. I can shift monitors using (ctrl+win+), so it is a very, very specific shortcut failure.

Of course, I have also tried disabling and reenabling 'SNAP' in “SETTINGS > SYSTEM > MULTITASKING, that does not fix the keys-specific issue. I have tried using the on-screen keyboard and the problem persists.

One possible red-herring is that...

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