Pressing the [Windows]+number will do a few different things in Windows 7. For example:
- If it's not already open, press [Windows]+1 to open the first item on your Quick Launch (and so on with 1-9)
- With tasks open, press [Windows]+respective number (including Quick Launch) to switch from one task to another (pressing multiple times will change between instances of a task that are grouped together)
- If you want to open another instance of task that's already open, simply press [Windows]+[Shift]+number — or [Windows]+[Shift]+[Ctrl]+number to open with admin rights
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