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Windows 7 Thread, Top tip of the week in Technical; CTRL+mouse scroll changes size of icons on desktop Now of course I'll need to disable this on my non-domain win7 ...
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    Top tip of the week

    CTRL+mouse scroll changes size of icons on desktop

    Now of course I'll need to disable this on my non-domain win7 starter netbooks

    Si

    I'm 2 for 2 so far today

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    Windows key + arrow keys does the Windows snap to screen. V exciting times!

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    Ctrl+Shift+Esc brings up Task Manager.

    Ctrl+tab allows you to switch tabs in IE.

    A few others I know of (top of my head).

    How are you going to restrict Ctrl+scroll?

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    Windows Key + Number starts stuff off your quicklaunch bar, i.e. 1 for the first, 2 for the second

    Windows + X = Windows mobility centre

    Windows + m = minimize all windows

    Windows + Shift + M = restore all windows back the way they were from above

    Windows + Up = maximize

    Windows + Down = restore (if maximised) or minimize (if not)

    Windows + L = Lock session

    Mouse wheel click on taskbar icon spawns new process

    Ctrl + mousewheel works as zoom in + out on many apps

    Ctrl + Shift + Tab = goes backwards through tabs in IE and config dialogues

    there are way more too.
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    WIN + a number = respective pinned item on the taskbar (Windows 7 & 8)

    Eg in an OOBE install of Windows 7, Win +2 opens Windows Explorer, WIN + 3 opens Windows Media Player

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    Shift + F5 in Word takes you to the last edit, even if the file has been closed and re-opened since the last edit. Very useful when working on big reports! (I just types 'bog reports' by accident)

    NN

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    Ctrl + number takes you to that number tab in at least FF and IE

    Windows key + tab gives you an entirely pointless (and usually incomplete) but oddly impressive 3D task switcher.

    Ctrl + [ or ] changes font size in Office stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    Windows key + arrow keys does the Windows snap to screen. V exciting times!
    That's handy for dual screen users as you can't snap a window to the right-hand side for 50:50 viewing with mouse alone

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    Pulling out the power and powering it back on cures most Microsoft ills........

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