Simplify your workflow with these Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts

Did you know that Windows 11 has a bunch of shortcuts that can make your life easier and help you get things done more quickly? We’ve put together a handy list of these keyboard shortcuts to help you streamline your workflow effortlessly. Give them a try and see how much more productive you can be!

General Windows 11 shortcuts

These shortcuts enable you to perform common functions, including copying and pasting text, switching between windows, and more.

Ctrl + AHighlights all items in the active window
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)Copies the highlighted items
Ctrl + XCuts the highlighted items
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)Pastes the cut or copied items
Ctrl + ZUndoes recent changes
Ctrl + YRedoes recent changes
Ctrl + Arrow key + SpacebarSelects multiple items in a window
Ctrl + OOpens a file
Ctrl + SSaves a file or folder
Ctrl + Shift + SOpens the Save As dialog box
Ctrl + NOpens a new window
Ctrl + R (or F5)Refreshes the active window
Alt + TabSwitches between active tabs or windows
Alt + F4Closes an active window
Shift + DeleteDeletes a file or folder without moving it to the Recycle Bin

Windows 11 Command Prompt shortcuts

The Windows Command Prompt is a powerful tool used to perform various operations on your computer. The following shortcuts can help you save time when using it.

Ctrl + ASelects all items
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)Copies the selected items
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)Pastes the cut or copied items
Ctrl + MEnters Mark mode
Ctrl + FOpens the Find dialog box
EscDeletes everything you typed
Arrow keysMoves the cursor in the specified direction
Page Up/Page DownMoves the cursor up or down a whole page
Shift + HomeRepositions the cursor at the start of the current line

Windows 11 File Explorer shortcuts

Navigating and managing files can be tedious, but with these shortcuts, you can open, view, and organize files more quickly. 

Windows logo key + EOpens File Explorer
Ctrl + NOpens another File Explorer window while you’re in File Explorer
Ctrl + EGoes to the search box
Ctrl + WCloses File Explorer
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheelChanges the size and appearance of file and folder icons
F4Goes to the File Explorer address bar
F5Refreshes the current File Explorer window
F6Toggles between the screen elements in a window
Ctrl + Shift + NCreates a new folder
Alt + PShows/Hides the preview panel
Alt + EnterShows the Properties dialog box of the selected item
Alt + Left/Right arrow keyToggles between the next and previous folders
Alt + Up arrow keyGoes to the parent folder or directory
Num Lock + Plus (+) keyExpands the selected folder
Num Lock + Minus (−) keyCollapses the selected folder

New Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts

Windows 11 has unique features that you can access with these handy shortcuts. 

Windows logo key + COpens the Microsoft Teams chat app
Windows logo key + HOpens Voice Typing
Windows logo key + ALaunches the Quick Settings flyout
Windows logo key + NOpens the Notification Center
Windows logo key + WBrings up the Widgets pane
Windows logo key + ZLaunches the Snap Layouts flyout

Mastering these Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts can greatly enhance your productivity and efficiency. So, try incorporating these shortcuts into your daily routine and experience the optimum functionality of Windows 11.

If you want to find more ways to increase your productivity using Windows 11, call our experts today.

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