Several keyboard shortcuts to perform basic functions that speed up your daily production.
You who use Windows 11 on a daily basis know that if you learn some Keyboard shortcuts, your life will be much more productive in front of the computer.
They are all simple Keyboard shortcuts for you to learn and store in your memory to make everyday tasks easier.
And for those who are super used to the mouse, know that keyboard shortcuts are much faster and more effective.
Most of them also work for Windows 10, so if you haven’t done your system update yet, don’t miss out on this post ;P
The hardest thing is for you to memorize it, but once you’ve recorded it, it automatically pops out of your head.
Let’s go to our list, organized by categories.
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Windows 11 Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
- Ctrl + A: Select everything in your window.
- Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert : Copy what is selected (text, image, etc…) to the clipboard .
- Ctrl + X: Cut what is selected, i.e., copy it to the clipboard and delete it from the current location.
- Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert : Pastes the content contained in the clipboard.
- Ctrl + Z: Undo the last action.
- Ctrl + Y: Repeat the last action.
- Ctrl + N: With the file explorer open, it opens a new file explorer in the same location you are.
- Windows + F1 Opens the “how to get help in windows.”
- Alt + F4: Close the current program or window.
- Alt + Tab: Switch between programs or windows.
- Shift + Del: Deletes permanently, without sending it to the trash.
Keyboard Shortcuts for Editing Texts in Windows 11
- Ctrl + F: Opens the search within the window.
- Shift + Up Arrow: Moves the cursor up one line and selects from the origin.
- Shift + Down Arrow: Moves the cursor down one line and select from the origin.
- Shift + Right Arrow: Moves the cursor one character to the right and selects from the origin.
- Shift + Left Arrow: Moves the cursor one character to the left and selects from the origin.
- Shift + Ctrl + Right Arrow: Moves the cursor one word to the right and select from the origin.
- Shift + Ctrl + Left Arrow: Move the cursor one word to the left and selects from the origin.
- Ctrl + Backspace: Go back a word, erasing it.
- Ctrl + Home: Moves the cursor to the first character of the first line of the document.
- Ctrl + End: Moves the cursor to the last character of the last line of the document.
- Shift + Ctrl + Home: Moves the cursor to the first character of the first line of the document, selecting from the origin.
- Shift + Ctrl + End: Moves the cursor to the last character of the last line of the document, selecting from the origin.
- Shift + Home: Moves the cursor to the first character of the current line by selecting.
- Shift + End: Moves the cursor to the last character of the current line by selecting.
Taking Screenshots on Windows 11
- PrtScn: Takes a screenshot of the screen (if it has more than one screen, it takes both of them together) and saves it to the clipboard.
- Windows + PrtScn: Takes a screenshot of the screen (if it has more than one screen, it takes both of them together) and saves it to a file in the Images > Screenshots directory.
- Windows + Shift + S: Opens a quick capture tool that you can select what you want to record and then save it to the location you determine.
Start Menu and Task Manager in Windows 11
- Windows + Esc: Open the start menu.
- Windows + X: Opens the compact management menu.
- Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Opens the task manager.
- Ctrl + Alt + Del: Open security options.
- Windows + T: Switch between open or “pinned” applications (marked as fixed on the taskbar)
- Windows + [number]: Opens the taskbar pinned application at the corresponding number position
- Windows + Alt + [number]: Right-click the application pinned to the taskbar of the corresponding number.
- Windows + D: Shows or hides the Desktop.
the Windows key
- Windows + A: Opens the action center.
- Windows + S: Open Cortana in text mode.
- Windows + C: Open Cortana in voice listening mode.
- Windows + E: Opens Explorer (file explorer).
- Windows + F: Abre o Windows Feedback Hub.
- Windows + G: Opens the Game Bar.
- Windows + H: Abre o Share Sidebar.
- Windows + I: Opens Windows settings.
- Windows + L: Locks your computer (locks the user and asks for a password if it exists).
- Windows + O: Lock screen orientation.
- Windows + R: Opens Run.
- Windows + U: Opens the access facilities.
- Windows + + or Windows + –: Opens magnifying glass mode.
- Windows + Esc: Closes magnifying glass mode.
the function keys
- F2: Renames the selected item.
- F3: Open to search.
- F4: Open the address bar in file explorer.
- F5: Refresh the active window.
- F6: Navigate between elements in the active window.
- F10: Activate the letter menu in the current window.
When you become familiar with the Keyboard shortcuts, everything becomes simpler. With a 2 or 3-key joint, you do a function faster and without having to move the mouse.
As there are many Keyboard shortcuts, of course, I don’t expect you to remember everything by heart, but start with the ones that would help you the most and practice because soon they become automatic for your use and also use att for Mobile.