A few months ago we launched our freeware tool Windows Access Panel which gives you a list of hidden Windows Utilities/Programs.
But some preferred shortcuts over it, Windows 7 Tutorials had made an initiative by collecting most used programs of Windows 7 and that too category Wise in shortcut files which can be downloaded freely. (see link below)
There are in all 99 shortcuts which are categorized as follows -
Shut Down Menu – Hibernate, Lock / Switch User, Log Off, Restart, Shut Down, Sleep.
Troubleshooting - Aero Troubleshoot, Audio Playing Troubleshoot, Audio Recording Troubleshoot, Hardware & Devices Troubleshoot, HomeGroup Troubleshoot, Incoming Connections Troubleshoot, Internet Connections Troubleshoot, Internet Explorer Performance Troubleshoot, Internet Explorer Safety Troubleshoot, Network Adapter Troubleshoot, Performance Troubleshoot, Power Troubleshoot, Printing Troubleshoot, Shared Files & Folders Troubleshoot, System Maintenance Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player DVD Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player Library Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player Settings Troubleshoot, Windows Troubleshooting Tools.
Windows Programs – Calculator, Command Prompt, Internet Explorer, Math Input Panel, Media Center, Notepad, Paint, Remote Desktop Connection, Run, Sidebar, Snipping Tool, Sound Recorder, Sticky Notes, Sync Center, Windows DVD Maker, Windows Explorer, Windows Fax and Scan, Windows Media Player, Windows Update, Wordpad, XPS Viewer.
Ease of Access - Ease of Access, Magnify, Narrator, On-Screen Keyboard, Speech Recognition.
System Administration Tools - Action Center, Aero Transparency On (works on 32-bit only), Aero Transparency Off (works on 32-bit only), Backup and Restore, Character Map, Computer, Control Panel, Default Programs, Desktop Personalization, Device Manager, Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup, Display Settings, Folder Options, Fonts, Indexing Options, Keyboard, Mouse, Notification Area Icons, Parental Controls, Performance Information and Tools, Power Options, Private Character Editor, Region and Language, Resource Monitor, System Information, System Restore, Task Manager (All Users), Task Scheduler, Taskbar and Start Menu, User Accounts, Windows Easy Transfer, Windows Update.
Tablet PC – ShapeCollector, TabTip, Windows Journal.
Windows PowerShell - Windows PowerShell (x86), Windows PowerShell ISE (x86), Windows PowerShell ISE, Windows PowerShell.
Networking – Homegroup, Internet Options, Network and Sharing Center, Network, Windows Defender, Windows Firewall – Enable, Windows Firewall – Disable, Windows Firewall.
This collection will Update in every 2 weeks-
As I said in the beginning, if you want a shortcut to a Windows 7 tool which isn’t included in the collection, leave a comment to request it. We will update the whole collection once every 2 weeks. -w7Tutorials