Most Used Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or key combinations that you can press on the keyboard to perform various tasks.

Using keyboard shortcuts is often faster than using a mouse because you can do it without moving your hand to the mouse.

In Windows 11, keyboard shortcuts are a quick way to navigate and perform actions using one or more key combinations.

Windows 11 has a lot of keyboard shortcuts, but you don’t need to remember all of them. You only need to remember what can help you make your life easier and increase productivity

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That’s why it’s important to know as many shortcuts as possible for the operating system you’re using. Following are the most used keyboard shortcuts in Windows 11.

Keyboard shortcutUsage
ImageOpen Start Menu or Screen.
Image + EOpen File Explorer.
Image + COpen Chat.
Image + S or Image + QOpen Search (online and offline).
Image + IOpen Settings app.
Image + AOpen Action Center.
Image + NOpen Notification Center.
Image + HStart voice typing.
Image + FOpen Feedback hub.
Image + WOpen Widgets.
Image + KConnect to wireless displays and audio devices.
Image + XOpen Start context menu.
Image + GOpen Game bar.
Image + [1][2][3][…]Open programs that are pinned to task bar.
Image + SpaceSwitch keyboard input language (only if 2 or more than 2 languages present).
Image + ROpen Run.
Image + PProject current screen.
Image + LLock your Windows 11.
Image + DShow Windows Desktop.
Image + VShow Clipboard history.
Image + OChange orientation.
Image + MMinimize all open windows.
Image + ,Take a peek look at the desktop until you release the Image key.
Image + Shift + SCapture part of the screen with Snip & Sketch. 
Image + UOpen Accessibility settings.
Image + ; or .Open Emoji viewer.
Image + BHighlight the first item in the Notification Area and use the Arrow key switch between the items.
Image + PrtScr or Image + Fn + PrtScrTake screenshot of current screen and saves it to Screenshots directory under Pictures library.
Image + TCycle through apps on taskbar.
 + TabOpen Task View.
Image + Ctrl + Left / RightSwitch to the virtual desktop on the left/right.
Image + DownSnap current window to the bottom of the screen.
Image + UpSnap current window to the top of the screen.
Image + RightSnap current window the the right side of the screen.
Image + LeftSnap current window to the left side of the screen.
Image + Ctrl + DCreate a new virtual desktop and switch to it.
Image + Ctrl + F4Close the current virtual desktop.