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Some of the most important windows keyboard shortcuts

Most of us who run computers specially Windows don’t know or use windows keyboard shortcuts very well. So today we will talk about some of the most important Shortcut keys of Windows.

We really need to know the shortcuts so it will be easier for us to work in Windows.

Below we are giving some important Shortcut keys of Windows that are important for a Windows user:


Windows keyboard shortcuts:

  • Windows Open or close Start Menu.
  • Windows + A Open Action center.
  • Windows + C Open Cortana in listening mode.
  • Windows + D Display and hide the desktop.
  • Windows + E Open File Explorer.
  • Windows + G Open Game bar when a game is open.
  • Windows + H Open the Share charm.
  • Windows + I Open Settings.
  • Windows + K Open the Connect quick action.
  • Windows + L Lock your PC or switch accounts.
  • Windows + M Minimize all windows.
  • Windows + R Open Run dialog box.
  • Windows + S Open Search.
  • Windows + U Open Ease of Access Center.
  • Windows + X Open Quick Link menu.
  • Windows + Number Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  • Windows + Left arrow key Snap app windows left.
  • Windows + Right arrow key Snap app windows right.
  • Windows + Up arrow key Maximize app windows.
  • Windows + Down arrow key Minimize app windows.
  • Windows + Comma Temporarily peek at the desktop.
  • Windows + Ctrl +D Add a virtual desktop.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops.
  • Windows + Ctrl + F4 Close current virtual desktop.
  • Windows + Enter Open Narrator.
  • Windows + Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on the second stroke).

windows keyboard shortcuts

  • Windows + PrtScn Capture a screenshot and save in the Screenshots folder.
  • Windows + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Windows + Tab Open Task view.
  • Windows + “+” key Zoom in using the magnifier.
  • Windows + “-“ key Zoom out using the magnifier.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.
  • Windows + Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.
  • Windows + Alt + Left arrow key Go back.
  • Windows + Alt + Right arrow key Go forward.
  • Windows + Alt + Page Up Move up one screen.
  • Windows + Alt + Page down Move down one screen.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Alt +Tab View open apps
  • Windows + Ctrl + C Copy selected items to clipboard.
  • Windows + Ctrl + X Cut selected items.
  • Windows + Ctrl + V Paste content from clipboard.
  • Windows + Ctrl + A Select all content.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Z Undo an action.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Y Redo an action.
  • Windows + Ctrl + D Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Esc Open the Start Menu.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Shift Switch the keyboard layout.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.
  • Windows + Ctrl + F4 Close the active window.

Hope this windows keyboard shortcuts will help you in your daily life.


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