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

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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? :)

  • @RHaguiuda you are most welcome :)
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    Aug 20, 2010 at 12:59
  • Example using CTRL+SHIFT+L (similar to CTRL+L used in browser to access the address bar:) ^+l:: Send, #b,+{Tab} Jul 8, 2021 at 15:27

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. Jul 27, 2012 at 12:16
  • It did answer my question tho. Aug 11, 2013 at 23:04

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


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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