Some Amazing Windows Keyboard Shortcuts to Make you Expert

Here is the list of some killing Windows keyboard shortcuts you can use to save your time

Most of us use a laptop for working and performing other data-related work. And as you know, using the mouse on your laptop to perform simple tasks like Copy, Cut, Paste, opening new files, Browsing files or closing and minimizing the active Windows is really a time taking tasks and makes you develop a desire to remember and know the windows keyboard shortcuts to performs such simple tasks.

In this article, you will learn some basic to advanced Windows keyboard shortcuts to perform such tasks with your laptop.

These windows keyboard shortcuts will make you get rid of Mouse or at least minimize the use of the mouse on your Windows running Laptop or PC. No matter whether you are using Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, these universal Windows keyboard shortcuts are applicable to all versions of Windows.

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Here is the list of all Windows Shortcut key categories on the basis of Key combinations. Try to use them frequently in order to memorize the key combination.

Windows keyboard shortcuts Key Combination with Alt Key

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Windows Alt key Shortcut
Windows Shortcut key (Alt+Key) Task Performed
Alt + F File menu options in the current program.
Alt + E Edit options in the current program
Alt+Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window
Alt + Enter Open the Properties for the selected item (file, folder, shortcut, etc.)
Alt+Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Alt+Left arrow Back
Alt+Right arrow Forward
Alt+Page Up Move up one screen
Alt+Page Down Move down one screen
Alt+Tab Switch between open apps (except desktop apps
Esc Stop or leave the current task


Windows Shortcut Key Combination with Ctrl Key

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Windows ctrl key Shortcut
Windows Shortcut key (Ctrl+Key) Task Performed
Ctrl+R (or) F5 Refresh the active window.
Ctrl+A Select all items in a document or window.
Ctrl+C (or) Ctrl+Insert Copy the selected item.
Ctrl+X Cut the selected item.
Ctrl+V (or) Shift+Insert Paste the selected item.
Ctrl+D (or) Delete Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.
Ctrl+Z Undo an action.
Ctrl+Y Redo an action.
Ctrl + N Create a new, blank document in software programs.
Ctrl + F Open find the window for current document or window.
Ctrl + P Print the current page or document.
Ctrl+W (or) Alt+F4 Close active window or Program.
Ctrl + Esc Opens the START menu.
Ctrl+ mouse scroll wheel Change the size of items in the window.
Ctrl+Right arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word.
Ctrl+Left arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word.
Ctrl+Down arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph.
Ctrl+Up arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the paragraph.
Ctrl+arrow key +Spacebar Select multiple items in a window or on the desktop.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Opens a Windows Task Manager.
Shift+Any arrow key Select more than one item, a block of text in a window.
Shift+Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin.


Windows keyboard shortcuts Combination with Win Key

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Windows key Shortcuts
Windows Shortcut key(Win+Key) Task Performed
Window logo key+Down arrow Restore down (or) Minimize the active window
Window Logo key+Up arrow Maximize the active window
Window button+R Open  Run window
Windows logo key+D Display and hide the desktop

Windows keyboard shortcuts Key Combination with Function Key(F1-F11)

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Windows function key Shortcuts
Windows Shortcut key(Function Buttons) Task Performed
F1 Display Help
F2 Rename the selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder
F4 Display the address bar list in File Explorer
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the  desktop
F11 View the active window in full screen


This was a list of Windows keyboard shortcuts that work on all versions of Windows, from XP-Windows 10 so far. Use these Shortcut key combinations to perform tasks and save your time while typing or performing any other task on your Windows running PC or Laptop. Using a shortcut key combination not only saves your time, but it makes you feel like an expert.

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