15 Jul

12 Useful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

12 Useful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Win + Shift + Icon – Open a new instance of a program.
  2. Win + D – This shortcut clears away everything and shows the desktop.
  3. Shift + Ctrl + N – Create new folder.
  4. Win + E – Open Windows Explorer where you can browse files on your PC.
  5. Win + F – Search for files and folders.
  6. Alt + PrtSc – Take a screenshot of the currently active window.
  7. Ctrl + Y – Used to redo the task that is just undone (e.g. with the well known Ctrl + Z shortcut).
  8. Alt + Tab – Quickly change between the running programs. Win + Tab does the same but with a fancy effect.
  9. Ctrl+A – Select everything.
  10. Win + Arrows – Define the direction and Windows will resize and place your active window there. For example Win + Left Arrow will place the active program window to the left-half of the desktop screen. Up will maximize, Down will minimize the window.
  11. Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Instead of pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del, use this shortcut to directly open Task Manager.
  12. Win + Plus or Minus Sign – Zoom in or zoom out.
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