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⌨️ These are the most commonly used keyboard shortcuts for Windows 11

Shortcut keys can help you navigate Windows 11 more smoothly.

Mouse movements are often slower and require more effort compared to keyboard shortcuts.

Below you can find all the keyboard shortcuts for Windows Explorer, Microsoft Edge and the Windows taskbar.

Almost all shortcut keys are compatible with Windows 10.

The most recommended keyboard shortcuts from 365tips for Windows 11

Windows key + shift + SQuickly take a screenshot using a square, self-cut shape or other
Window key + ROpen Run in Windows
Ctrl + ASelect all
CTRL + CCopy the selected text or files
CTRL + VPaste files or text
CTRL + ZUndo
ALT + TABSwitching between windows
Window key + TABview all windows at a glance
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Shortcut keys in Windows Explorer for Windows 11

Use these keyboard shortcuts in Windows Explorer to speed up control in Windows 11.

Press this keyAction
Alt+DSelect the address bar.
Ctrl+ESelecting the search box.
Ctrl+FSelecting the search box.
Ctrl+NOpen a new window.
Ctrl+WClose the active window.
Ctrl+mouse wheelChange the size and display of file and folder icons.
Ctrl+Shift+EDisplay all folders above the selected folder.
Ctrl+Shift+NCreate new folder.
Num Lock+star (*)Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
Num Lock+plus sign (+)Display the contents of the selected folder.
Num Lock+min mark (-)Collapse the selected folder.
Alt+PDisplay the preview window.
Alt+EnterOpen the Properties dialog box for the selected item.
Alt+right arrowDisplay the next folder.
Alt+arrow-UpView the folder in which the folder was located.
Alt+arrow-leftDisplay the previous folder.
BackspaceDisplay the previous folder.
Right arrowDisplay the current selection (if collapsed) or select the first subfolder.
Arrow-leftCollapse the current selection (if unfolded) or select the folder in which the folder was located.
EndDisplay the bottom of the active window.
HomepageDisplay the top of the active window.
F11Maximize or minimize the active window.

Shortcut keys for Microsoft Edge in Windows 11

Press this keyIf you want to do this
Ctrl + DSaving the current web page as a favorite
Ctrl + EOpening a search from the address bar
Ctrl + FSearch on page
Ctrl + GSkip to the next result for your search bar query
Ctrl + HOpen history on a new tab (Web-UI)
Ctrl + JOpening downloads on a new tab (Web-UI)
Ctrl + LSelect the URL you want to edit in the address bar
Ctrl + MMute the current tab (toggle button)
Ctrl + NOpen a new window
Ctrl + OOpening a file from your computer in Microsoft Edge
Ctrl + PPrint the current page
Ctrl + RReload the current page
Ctrl + SSave the current page
Ctrl + Shift + BTo show or hide the Favorites toolbar
Ctrl + Shift + DSave all opened tabs as favorites in a new folder
Ctrl + Shift + GSkip to the previous result for your search bar query
Ctrl + Shift + IOpening development tools
Ctrl + Shift + LPaste and search or Paste and open (if it is a URL)
Ctrl + Shift + MLogging in as another user or browsing as a guest
Ctrl + Shift + NTo open a new InPrivate window
Ctrl + Shift + OOpen Favorites Manager
Ctrl + Shift + PPrinting with the system dialog box
Ctrl + Shift + RReload current page, ignore cached content
Ctrl + Shift + TReopen the last closed tab and go back to it
Ctrl + Shift + VPaste without formatting
Ctrl + Shift + WClose the current window
Ctrl + TOpen a new tab and go to it
Ctrl + UView source
Ctrl + WClose the current tab
Ctrl + 0 (zero)Reset zoom level
Ctrl + 1, 2, ... 8Switch to a particular tab
Ctrl + 9Switch to the last tab
Ctrl + EnterAdd www. at the beginning and .com at the end of the text you type into the address bar
Ctrl + Shift + DeleteOpen options for clearing browsing data
Ctrl + TabSwitch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + TabSwitch to the previous tab
Ctrl + plus sign (+)Zoom in
Ctrl + minus sign (-)Zoom out
Ctrl + ________ (in a pdf)Pdf switching between adjust to page/adjust to width
Ctrl + [ (in a pdf)Pdf 90 degrees counterclockwise rotation
Ctrl + ] (in a pdf)Turn Pdf 90 degrees clockwise
Ctrl + PgDnSwitch to the next tab
Ctrl + PgUpSwitch to the previous tab
AltSet focus on the '...' button of Settings and more
Alt + Shift + BSet focus on the first item in the Favorites toolbar 
Alt + DSelect the URL you want to edit in the address bar
Alt + ETo open the '...' menu of Settings and more
Alt + FTo open the '...' menu of Settings and more
Alt + Shift + ITo open the Send Feedback dialog box
Alt + Shift + TSet focus to the first item on the toolbar
Alt + left arrowBack
Alt + right arrowForward
Alt + HomeOpen the home page in the current tab
Alt + F4Close the current window
F1Open help
F3Search on page
F4Selecting the URL in the address bar
Ctrl + F4Close the current tab
F5Reload the current page
Shift + F5Reload current page, ignore cached content
F6Shifting the focus to the next pane
Shift + F6Shifting the focus to the previous pane
F7Enable or disable browsing with navigation keys
F10Set focus on the '...' button of the Settings menu and more
F10 + EnterTo open the '...' menu of Settings and more
Shift + F10Open shortcut menu
F11Display full screen (enable/disable
F12Opening development tools
EscPage stop loading. close dialog boxes or pop-up
SpacebarScrolling down on web page, one screen at a time
Shift + spacebarScroll up on web page, one screen at a time
PgDnScrolling down on web page, one screen at a time
PgUpScroll up on web page, one screen at a time
HomeMoving to the beginning of the page, shift the keyboard focus to the first item in the pane
EndMoving to the end of the page, shift the keyboard focus to the last item in the pane
TabMoving to the next tab stop
Shift + TabGo to the previous tab stop

Taskbar shortcuts for Windows 11

Press this keyAction
Shift+click on a taskbar buttonOpen an app or quickly open another copy of an app.
Ctrl+Shift+click on a taskbar buttonOpening an app as an administrator.
Shift+right-click on a taskbar buttonDisplay the Window menu for the app.
Shift+right-click on a grouped taskbar buttonDisplay the Group Window menu.
Ctrl+click on a grouped taskbar buttonBrowsing through the windows of a group.

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