List of Most Useful Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts are very easy to use – they will be useful not only for experienced users, but also for those who are new to the system. Different keyboard shortcuts allow you to access various system components in a matter of seconds. What will you choose: endlessly browse the graphical interface in search of the right thing or press a combination of two or three buttons?

Most Useful Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

  • CTRL+ALT+DELETE→Interrupt function, brings up a menu for manipulating your account and calling Task Manager.
  • ALT+F4→Call the Windows 11 shutdown window, but only if no other tasks are in focus. Tasks in focus are closed immediately with this combination.
  • WIN+R→Call Run window. From going to a specific location to launching a program – you can perform various manipulations with the system with this component.
  • WIN+A→Call the notification area, where the location, Bluetooth, night/daylight, and air mode functions are located.
  • WIN+X→Call the Start context menu with quick access to many system functions and programs, such as the Command Prompt and Explorer.
  • WIN+I→System Settings window.
  • WIN+D→Momentarily minimize/uninstall all open windows and programs.
  • WIN+E→Call system Explorer.
  • WIN+G→Get access to the Xbox Game Center.
  • WIN+K→ Connect wireless video/audio devices.
  • WIN+P→Project to other monitors.
  • WIN+L→Lock the system.
  • WIN+ALT+K→ Deactivate the connected microphone.
  • WIN+M→Decrease all open windows.
  • WIN+SHIFT+M→Deploy all open windows.
  • WIN+N→Display a notification window.
  • WIN+O→Lock screen orientation.
  • WIN+S→Call the system search box.
  • WIN+U→Turn on the special features window.
  • WIN+CTRL+C→Activate/Deactivate color filters.
  • WIN+V→Call the clipboard log.
  • WIN+W→Call board applications.
  • WIN+Z→Call the window distribution layout panel on the screen.
  • WIN+.→Call an emoji panel.
  • WIN+SPC→Call the screen magnifier (to adjust the image scale).
  • WIN+CTRL+SHIFT+B→Restart the video drivers.
  • WIN+CTRL+ENTER→Activate the screen speaker.
  • WIN+H→Activate voice input.
  • WIN+PRINTSCREEN→Create a screenshot of the screen and place it in an image folder.
  • PRINT SCREEN→Create a screenshot and add it to the clipboard.
  • ALT+WIN+PRINTSCREEN→Create a screenshot of the selected window and add it to the image folder.
  • ALT+PRINTSCREEN→Create a screenshot of a selected box and add it to the clipboard.
  • WIN+SHIFT+S→Call the screen scissors.
  • WIN→Call the Start Menu.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC→Call Task Manager.
  • WIN+C→Call the Teams Chat window.
  • SHIFT+F10→Call a context menu in an open application, Desktop, System Explorer, etc.
  • WIN+TAB→Switch between active tasks.
  • ALT+TAB→Switch between active tasks, but with a different view and having to hold the combination.
  • ALT+ESC→Switch between running windows and programs in the order they were originally started.
  • CTRL+ALT+TAB→The same as ALT+TAB, but without having to hold the combination.
  • WIN+↑/↓/→/←Move and lock the open window to the appropriate side of the screen.
  • WIN+SHIFT+↑Expand the window to the full screen height.
  • WIN+SHIFT+←/→Move the open task window to another monitor.
  • WIN+SHIFT+↓/↓/→/←Move and fix the open window to the corresponding side of the screen.
  • WIN+CTRL+D→Create a virtual Desktop.
  • WIN+CTRL←/→Switch between the active Desktops.
  • WIN+CTRL+F4→Disconnect the active virtual Desktop.
  • WIN+1-9→Use the shortcut from the Start taskbar at positions 1 through 9.
  • WIN+T→Toggle between shortcuts and icons that are present on the Start taskbar.
  • WIN+ALT+1-9→Switch quickly between active tasks on the Start taskbar from position 1 to 9.
  • WIN+B→Manage icons in the notification area of the Start taskbar. You can switch between icons with arrows.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+LKM on the taskbar icon→Run the program under the Start taskbar icon with administrator rights.
  • SHIFT+LMB on the application icon in the taskbar→Open a special menu in the application window. Unfortunately, it does not work with every Windows application.
  • CTRL+E/F/F3→Activate the System Finder.
  • ALT+D→Go to the System Explorer search box.
  • CTRL+T→Call a new tab in the System Explorer.
  • CTRL+N→Call a new System Explorer window.
  • CTRL+W→Close the selected tab in the System Explorer.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+N→Create a new folder in the location where Explorer is open.
  • CTRL+SHIFT+E→Display all subfolders in the location where Explorer is open.
  • ALT+ENTER→Go to the Properties of the selected item in Explorer, such as a folder or file.
  • ALT+↑Go one level higher in the selected location in Explorer.
  • ALT+→/←Go forward or go backward in the selected location in Explorer.
  • SHIFT+↑/↓/→/←Select several items at once in Explorer.
  • CTRL+↑/↓/→←Go through the items in the Explorer.
  • F2→Replace the selected folder or file in Explorer.
  • F4→Open the Explorer address bar drop-down menu.
  • SHIFT+DEL→Permanently delete (without trash) the selected item.
  • CTRL+A→Select all folders and files in the selected Explorer location.
  • CTRL+X→Cut the selected folder, file, text, image, etc.
  • CTRL+C→Copy the selected folder, file, text, image, etc.
  • CTRL+V→Paste selected folder, file, text, image, etc.
  • ALT+F4→Close the selected window or application.
  • F5→Refresh the selected window of a folder, browser, or Desktop.
  • ALT+F8→Activate the menu bar of a running program.
  • CTRL+Z→Cancel the last change you made. Works in many aspects of Windows, from text to specific selections in applications.
  • CTRL+Y→Repeat the last undone action.
  • CTRL+F4→Close the selected tab in a browser or application that operates on a tabbed system.

Do you know any other useful Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts? Please share them in the comments below! We and the visitors will be very pleased with your contribution.

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