Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts


Windows 11 introduced a bunch of new features, in Keybaord shortcuts we have some new shortcuts. Let’s take a look at all the useful Keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are always useful and Windows 10 goes on a soaring level. You can now work faster and more efficiently with Windows 11’s new keyboard shortcut keys. It doesn’t have to be difficult to learn all of the new shortcuts.

Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 10 was meant to be the last version, but hey Windows Eleven is a better operating system so far. Microsoft will continue to provide updates for Windows 10 till 2022.

New Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a few new Keyboard Shortcuts available on Windows 11 that allow access to the new features such as widgets, layouts, action center, and quick settings.

The Windows key is being used to perform these shortcuts.

Widgets pane.
Find weather, finance, news, and calendar.
Win + W
Toggle up the Quick Settings.
Change Volume, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Brightness, and other settings.
Win + A
Bring up the Notification Center.
Shows notification and calendar.
Win + N
Open the Snap Layouts flyout.
Opens a floating layout for multitasking.
Win + Z
Type anywhere with your VoiceWin + H
Windows 11 new keyboard shortcuts

New Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Open Widgets pane
Also hover on the widget icon to open.
Win + W
Toggle up the Quick Settings.
Control Wifi, Bluetooth and other settings.
Win + A
Bring up the Notification Center and Calendar.Win + N
Snap Layouts flyout.Win + Z
Open Teams Chat app from Taskbar.Win + C
Snap an active window to the top half of your display.Win + Up Arrow
Snap an active window to the bottom half of your display.Win + Down Arrow
Open Quick Cast settings.Win + K
Launch Voice TypingWin + H

Popular and common Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts

Here you can check the list of best Windows keyboard shortcuts and save this article for future reference.

  1. Windows + [1], [2], [n] = Open pinned apps from taskbar.
  2. Windows + Control + ← arrow / → arrow = Slide between virtual desktop.

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Get to know all the Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts to do things quickly and without pounding your palm on your mouse.

Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcut
Toggle Windows Start Menu
Windows + Tab
Open Windows Task View
Windows + Q
Search the web and Windows with Cortana (speech)
Windows + S
Search the web and Windows with Cortana (keyboard input)
Windows + I
Open Windows 11 settings
Windows + A
Open Action center/ Windows 11 notifications
Windows + L
Lock your Computer
Windows + Ctrl + D
Create a new virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + F4
Close current virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + [Left][Right]
Switch between virtual desktops
Windows + [Left] [Right][Up] [Down]
Position windows on your screen
Windows + H
Share content (if supported by the current app)
Windows + K
Connect to wireless displays and audio devices
Windows + X
Open the Start button context menu
Windows + G
Open Windows 11 Game bar – Record Gameplay ot take screenshots. (even works on Google Chrome)
Windows + D
Show Windows desktop
Windows + E
Open “MY PC” / Windows Explorer
Windows + Space
Switch keyboard input language (If you have added)
Windows + Shift + [Left][Right]
Move current Window from one monitor to another (when using a multiple monitor setup)
Windows + [1][2] [3] […n]
Open programs that are pinned to the taskbar
E.g. if first pinned program on your taskbar is Windows Explorer (from left to right), the shortcut Windows + 1 will opens Windows Explorer.
Windows + R
Open Run Box to Run a command
Windows + P
Project a screen
Alt + Tab
Switch to previous window
Alt + Space
Show apps context menu to Restore, move, size, minimize, maximize or close current window.
Alt + F4
a) Close current window
b) Power options

Windows 101aving a variety of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up anything you do on your computer. If you believe we missed any Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts, please let us know in the comments section. A credit is guaranteed.

But if you are so much puzzled you can read the below Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts in alphabetic order. This way you’ll exactly know all the keyboard shortcuts in a row.

Alphabetically Windows 11 Keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcutAction
Windows keyToggle  Start Menu.
Windows key + Alaunch Action center.
Windows key + C / 3 finger TapOpen Cortana in listening mode.
Windows key + D Toggle Desktop.
Windows key + EFile Explorer.
Windows key + GOpen Game bar (record gameplay).
Windows key + HOpen the Voice Type Launcher.
Windows key + IOpen Windows Settings.
Windows key + KOpen the Connect quick action.
Windows key + LLock your PC / switch accounts.
Windows key + MMinimize all visible windows.
Windows key + ROpen the Run dialog box.
Windows key + SOpen the Search bar.
Windows key + UOpen Ease of Access Center.
Windows key + XOpen Quick Link menu (same as right click on Start icon)
Windows key + NumberOpen the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows key + ← arrow keySnap app windows left.
Windows key + → arrow keySnap app windows right.
Windows key + ↑ arrow keyMaximize app windows.
Windows key + ↓  arrow keyMinimize app windows.
Windows key + ,Peek at the desktop / Release to back.
Windows key + Ctrl +DAdd a virtual desktop screen.
Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrowSwitch between virtual desktops.
Windows key + Ctrl + F4Close current virtual desktop.
Windows key + EnterOpen Narrator.
Windows key + HomeMinimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on the second stroke).
Windows key + PrtScnCapture a screenshot.
Windows key + Shift + Up arrowStretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows key + TabOpen Task view / Toggle opened Apps
Windows key + “+” key (2 time)Zoom in using the magnifier.
Windows key + “-” keyZoom out using the magnifier.
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpen Task Manager.
Alt + TabSwitch between open apps.
Alt + Left arrow keyGo back.
Alt + Right arrow keyGo forward.
Alt + Page UpMove up one screen.
Alt + Page downMove down one screen.
Ctrl + Alt +TabView open apps
Ctrl + CCopy selected items to clipboard.
Ctrl + XCut selected items.
Ctrl + VPaste content from clipboard.
Ctrl + ASelect all content.
Ctrl + ZUndo an action.
Ctrl + YRedo an action.
Ctrl + DDelete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.
Ctrl + EscOpen the Start Menu.
Ctrl + ShiftSwitch the keyboard layout.
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpen Task Manager.
Ctrl + F4Close the active window.


Windows 11 has introduced some new features like virtual desktop and thus there are keyboard shortcuts for them. Some of the windows 11 keyboard shortcuts included on this page may not be available for older windows such as Windows 8 and Windows 7. Don’t even think about Windows XP. Keyboard shortcuts always has been

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