• Dock window shortcut keys in Windows 7

    by  • October 8, 2009 • windows 7 • 1 Comment

    I’m a huge fan of the docking feature in Windows 7 that allows you to dock windows to the left or right half of the screen, or to fill the screen, by simply moving the window to the left edge, right edge, or top edge respectively. What I didn’t know until I stumbled on it by accident is that the same can be achieved if you press the following key combinations:

    WIN + left arrow – dock active window to the left
    WIN + right arrow – dock active window to the right
    WIN + up arrow – maximise active window
    WIN + down arrow – mimimise the active window

    The simple things – great stuff!


    .NET developer at thetrainline.com, previously web developer at MRM Meteorite. Awarded a PhD in misbehaviour detection in wireless ad-hoc networks. A keen C# ASP.net developer bridging the gap with APIs and JavaScript frameworks, one web app at a time.


    One Response to Dock window shortcut keys in Windows 7

    1. January 27, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Cool shortcuts, very useful. Thanks a bunch!!! I found a few move shortcuts here: http://www.usingcomputers.co.uk/tutorials/useful-windows-shortcuts.php its worth taking a look at combined with this article. Thanks, keep up the good posts!


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