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New in Win 11
General
Desktop and Virtual Desktop
Taskbar
File Explorer
Command Prompt
Dialog box
Accessibility
Other

New in Win 11

Action Shortcut
Open up the Widgets pane.
It supplies you with the weather forecast, local traffic, news, and calendar
Win + W
Toggle up the Quick Settings.
It controls the Volume, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Brightness sliders, Focus Assist, and others
Win + A
Bring up the Notification Center.
It shows all your notifications in the OS
Win + N
Open the Snap Layouts flyout.
It helps you organize apps and windows for multitasking
Win + Z
Open Teams Chat app from Taskbar.
It helps you quickly select a chat thread directly from the Taskbar
Win + C

General

Action Shortcut
Select all contents Ctrl + A
Copy the selected items Ctrl + C
Cut the selected items Ctrl + X
Paste the copied or cut items Ctrl + V
Undo an action Ctrl + Z
Redo an action Ctrl + Y
Switch between the running applications Alt + Tab
Open Task View Win + Tab
Close the active app Alt + F4
Lock your computer Win + L
Display and hide the desktop Win + D
Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin Ctrl + Delete
Delete the selected item permanently Shift + Delete
Capture a full screenshot and saves it in the clipboard PrtScn or Print
Capture part of the screen with Snip & Sketch Win + Shift + S
Open Start button context menu Windows + X
Rename selected item F2
Refresh the active window F5
Open Menu bar in the current app F10
Go back Alt + Left arrow
Go forward Alt + Left arrow
Move up one screen Alt + Page Up
Move down one screen Alt + Page Down
Open Task Manager Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Project a screen Win + P
Print the current page Ctrl + P
Select more than one item Shift + Arrow keys
Save the current file Ctrl + S
Save As Ctrl + Shift + S
Open a file in the current app Ctrl + O
Cycle through the apps on the taskbar Alt + Esc
Display your password on the login screen Alt + F8
Open the shortcut menu for the current window Alt + Spacebar
Open properties for the selected item Alt + Enter
Open the context menu (right-click menu) for the selected item Alt + F10
Open Run command Win + R
Open a new program window of the current app Ctrl + N
Take a screen clipping Win + Shift + S
Open Windows 11 settings Win + I
Go back to Settings home page Backspace
Stop or close the current task Esc
Enter/Exit the full-screen mode F11
Launch Emoji keyboard Win + period (.) or Win + semicolon (;)

Desktop and Virtual Desktop

Action Shortcut
Open Start menu Window logo key (Win)
Switch keyboard layout Ctrl + Shift
View all open apps Alt + Tab
Select more than one item on the desktop Ctrl + Arrow keys + Spacebar
Minimize all open windows Win + M
Maximize all minimized windows on the desktop Win + Shift + M
Minimize or maximize all but the active window Win + Home
Snap the current app or window to the Left Win + Left Arrow Key
Snap the current app or window to the RIght Win + Right Arrow Key
Stretch the active window to the top and bottom of the screen Win + Shift + Up arrow key
Restore or minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width Win + Shift + Down arrow key
Open Desktop view Win + Tab
Add a new virtual desktop Win + Ctrl + D
Close the active virtual desktop Win + Ctrl + F4
Toggle or switch to the virtual desktops you’ve created on the Right Win key + Ctrl + Right arrow
Toggle or switch to the virtual desktops you’ve created on the Left Win key + Ctrl + Left arrow
Create a shortcut Ctrl + Shift while dragging icon or file
Open WIndows Search Win + S or Win + Q
Take a peek look at the desktop until you release the WINDOWS key Win + Comma (,)

Taskbar

Action Shortcut
Run an app as administrator from the taskbar Ctrl + Shift + Left Click app button or icon
Open the app in the first position on your taskbar Win + 1
Open the app in the number position from the taskbar Win + Number (0 - 9)
Cycle through apps in the taskbar Win + T
View Date and Time from the taskbar Win + Alt + D
Open another instance of an app from the taskbar Shift + Left Click app button
Show the window menu for the group apps from the taskbar Shift + Right-click grouped app icon
Highlight the first item in the Notification Area and use the Arrow key switch between the item Win + B
Open the application’s menu on the task bar Alt + Windows key + number keys

File Explorer

Action Shortcut
Open the File Explorer Win + E
Open the search box Ctrl + E
Open the current window in a new window Ctrl + N
Close active window Ctrl + W
Start the mark mode Ctrl + M
Change the file and folder view Ctrl + Mouse Scroll
Switch between left and right panes F6
Create a new folder Ctrl + Shift + N
Expand all subfolders in the navigation pane on the left Ctrl + Shift + E
Select address bar Alt + D
Changes folder view Ctrl + Shift + Number (1-8)
Display the preview panel Alt + P
Open the Properties settings for the selected item Alt + Enter
Expand the selected drive or folder Num Lock + plus (+)
Collapse the selected drive or folder Num Lock + minus (-)
Expand all the subfolders under the selected drive or folder Num Lock + asterisk (*)
Go the next folder Alt + Right arrow
Go the previous folder Alt + Left arrow (or Backspace)
Go to the parent folder the folder was in Alt + Up arrow
Switch focus to address bar F4
Refresh the File Explorer F5
Expand the current folder tree or select the first subfolder (if it’s expanded) in the left pane Right Arrow key
Collapse the current folder tree or select the parent folder (if it’s collapsed) in the left pane Left Arrow Key
Move to the top of the active window Home
Move to the bottom of the active window End

Command Prompt

Shortuct for Command Prompt (cmd) window.

Action Shortcut
Scroll to the top Ctrl + Home
Scroll to the bottom Ctrl + End
Select everything on the current line Ctrl + A
Move the cursor up a page Page Up
Move the cursor down a page Page Down
Enter Mark mode Ctrl + M
Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer Ctrl + Home (in Mark mode)
Move the cursor to the end of the buffer Ctrl + End (in Mark mode)
Cycle through command history of active session Up or Down arrow keys
Move cursor left or right in the current line Left or Right arrow keys
Move your cursor to the start of the current line Shift + Home
Move your cursor to the end of the current line Shift + End
Move cursor up one screen and select text Shift + Page Up
Move cursor down one screen and select text Shift + Page Down
Move the screen up one line in the output history Ctrl + Up arrow
Move the screen down one line in the output history Ctrl + Down arrow
Move cursor up one line and select the text Shift + Up
Move cursor down one line and select the text Shift + Down
Move the cursor one word at a time Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Keys
Open search Ctrl + F

Dialog box

Action Shortcut
Move forward through tabs Ctrl + Tab
Move back through tabs Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Switch to nth tab Ctrl + N (number 1–9)
Show the items in the active list F4
Move forward through options of the dialog box Tab
Move back through options of the dialog box Shift + Tab
Execute the command (or select the option) that is used with the underlined letter Alt + underlined letter
Check or Uncheck the check box if the active option is a check box Spacebar
Select or move to a button in a group of active buttons Arrow keys
Open the parent folder if a folder is selected in the Open or Save As dialog box Backspace

Accessibility

Action Shortcut
Open Ease of Access Centre Win + U
Turn on Magnifier and Zoom in Win + plus (+)
Zoom out using Magnifier Win + minus (-)
Exit Magnifier Win + Esc
Switch to docked mode in Magnifier Ctrl + Alt + D
Switch to full-screen mode in Magnifier Ctrl + Alt + F
Switch to lens mode in Magnifier Ctrl + Alt + L
Invert colors in Magnifier Ctrl + Alt + I
Cycle through views in Magnifier Ctrl + Alt + M
Resize the lens with the mouse in Magnifier Ctrl + Alt + R
Pan in the direction of the arrow keys in Magnifier Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys
Zoom in or out using mouse Ctrl + Alt + mouse scroll
Open Narrator Win + Enter
Open on-screen keyboard Win + Ctrl + O
Turn Filter Keys on and off Press Right Shift for eight seconds
Turn High Contrast on or off Left Alt + left Shift + PrtSc
Turn Mouse Keys on or off Left Alt + left Shift + Num Lock
Turn Sticky Keys on or off Press Shift five times
Turn Toggle Keys on or off Press Num Lock for five seconds
Open Action Center Win + A

Other

Action Shortcut
Open Game bar Win + G
Record the last 30 seconds of the active game Win + Alt + G
Start or stop recording the active game Win + Alt + R
Take a screenshot of the active game Win + Alt + PrtSc
Show/hide recording timer of the game Win + Alt + T
Start IME reconversion Win + forward slash (/)
Open Feedback Hub Win + F
Launch Voice Typing Win + H
Open the Connect quick setting Win + K
Lock your device orientation Win + O
Display the System Properties Page Win + Pause
Search for PCs (if you’re on a network) Win + Ctrl + F
Move an app or window from one monitor to another Win + Shift + Left or Right arrow key
Switch input language and keyboard layout Win + Spacebar
Open Clipboard History Win + V
Switch input between Windows Mixed Reality and your desktop Win + Y
Launch Cortana app Win + C
Open another instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the number position Win + Shift + Number (0-9)
Switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the number position Win + Ctrl + Number key (0-9)
Open Jump List of the app pinned to the taskbar in the number position Win + Alt + Number (0-9)
Open another instance as an administrator of the app pinned to the taskbar in the number position Win + Ctrl + Shift + Number (0-9)