Secret Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11

16 August 2022

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You can use to open apps on 11.

To make it easier for users to use Windows, Microsoft includes many to access applications.


One of the quite popular such as (Ctrl + C) or (Ctrl + V) for copy and paste activities. However, Microsoft has keyboard shortcuts that are not widely known by many to open applications.

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Windows 11 Secret Shortcuts

In 11, there is a set of shortcuts to open those applications that are products of Microsoft.

You can open apps like Word, , and Power Pont by using keyboard shortcuts. Not only that, but you can also open the Website page from LinkedIn or

This keyboard shortcut has been around since the May 2019 update in and is also included in 11.

List of Windows 11 Secret Shortcuts

The following is a list of secret shortcuts in . This shortcut is a combination of keyboard keys

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Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + [Char]

Keyboard ShortcutsInformation
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + DOpen a new window with selected.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + LGo to the LinkedIn main page.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + NOpen the web version of OneNote or the OneNote app, if you already have installed
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + OOpen your Outlook inbox.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + POpen the Microsoft PowerPoint app.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + TOpen the Microsoft Teams app.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + WOpen the .
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + XOpen the Microsoft .
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + YGo to the Yammer homepage.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Win + Any Numpad KeyOpen

How to Change Shortcuts in Windows

You can also the shortcut if you feel that there are too many keyboard keys that you have to press at the same time.

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app shortcut

To change those keyboard shortcuts,

  1. Right-click on the shortcut you want to change. Then select the “Properties” option.
  2. In the “Shortcut key” item, press the keyboard key combination you want to use. We recommend using a keyboard combination that hasn’t been used anywhere else.
  3. Click the OK button to apply.


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