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Is there any shortcut to put focus on taskbar address bar on Windows 7?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

I'm not aware of a direct shortcut, but I use Win + B then Shift + Tab.

Ok... I lied. I binded the above to an AutoHotkey shortcut. But that still counts as using it, right? :)

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Thanks for this tip!!!! – RHaguiuda Aug 20 '10 at 12:53
+1 it seems to work without AutoHotkey too. – Kez Aug 20 '10 at 12:54
@RHaguiuda you are most welcome :) – John T Aug 20 '10 at 12:59

I think you are looking for this !


Works in browsers too !

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The user is referring to the Address Bar toolbar that can be enabled on the taskbar in Windows. Alt+D will not put focus into that address bar. – Oliver Salzburg Jul 27 '12 at 12:16
It did answer my question tho. – Shimmy Aug 11 '13 at 23:04

If you mean the Windows explorer address bar, simply hit F4, no need for AtuoHotKey.

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It should be the correct answer – PabloKarzin Oct 4 '14 at 2:37

If you mean windows explorer addressbar, then pressing F6 once or twice, depending on where you are, does the trick.

Also, you can find most shortcuts in windows 7 by going to help and support and searching for keyboard shortcuts. This should give you an article with a fairly exhaustive list of shortucts that can be used.

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