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Windows Shortcuts To Make Your Life Easier



When you're switching between multiple tabs, running several applications, and trying to be as efficient as possible, shortcuts can save you valuable time. Here's a list of hot keys to make your life easier.

Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut

Action

Ctrl + A

Select all content

Ctrl + C

Copy selected items to clipboard

Ctrl + X

Cut selected items to clipboard

Ctrl + V

Paste content from clipboard

Ctrl + Z

Undo an action

Ctrl + Y

Redo an action

Ctrl + Shift + N

Create new folder on desktop or File Explorer

Alt + F4

Close active window

Ctrl + Del

Delete selected item to Recycle Bin

Shift + Del

Delete the selected item permanently, skipping the recycle bin

F2

Rename selected item

Esc

Close current task

Alt + Tab

Switch between open apps

PrtScn

Take a screenshot and store in the clipboard

Windows Key + I

Open Settings app

Windows Key + E

Open File Explorer

Windows Key + A

Open Action center

Windows Key + D

Display and hide the desktop

Windows Key + L

Lock device

Windows Key + V

Open Clipboard bin

Windows Key + M

Minimize all windows

Windows Key + Shift + M

Restore minimized windows on the desktop

Windows Key + Period (.)

Open emoji panel

Windows Key + PrtScn

Capture a full screenshot in the "Screenshots" folder

Windows Key + Shift + S

Capture part of the screen with the Snip & Sketch

Windows Key + Left Arrow

Snap app or window Left

Windows Key + Right Arrow

Snap app or window Right

Windows Key

Open Start menu

Ctrl + Arrow keys

Change Start menu size

Ctrl + Shift + Esc

Open Task Manager

Ctrl + Shift

Switch keyboard layout

Alt + F4

Close active window

Ctrl + F5

Refresh current window

Ctrl + Alt + Tab

View open apps

Ctrl + Arrow keys

Select multiple items on desktop or File Explorer

Alt + Underlined letter

Runs command for the underlined letter in apps

Alt + Tab

Switch between open apps while pressing tab

Alt + Left arrow key

Go back

Alt + Right arrow key

Go forward

Alt + Page Up

Move up one screen

Alt + Page Down

Move down one screen

Alt + Esc

Cycle through open windows

Alt + Spacebar

Open context menu for the active window

Alt + F8

Reveals typed passwords in Sign-in screen

Shift + Click app button

Open another instance of an app from the Taskbar

Ctrl + Shift + Click app button

Run app as administrator from the Taskbar

Shift + Right-click app button

Show window menu for the app from the Taskbar

Ctrl + Click a grouped app button

Cycle through windows in the group from the Taskbar

Shift + Right-click grouped app button

Show window menu for the group from the Taskbar


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