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Learn these Windows keyboard shortcuts and work like a pro

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 May 2018, 16:34 IST

A computer is something almost all of us are familiar with. From a college student to a working professional everybody uses one. While most of us are familiar with the basic working of a windows computer but very few of us know how to work on a computer like a pro.

While a mouse is an integral part of a computing device, using and working the keyboard is all more important than a mouse. A Keyboard can make your work a lot easier and smarter. Charles Babbage who invented the computer did so to make the world a better, a faster pace and we have brought to you the keyboard shortcuts that will do just that. It might take some time for you too but stick with it. Very soon, you'll be back to moving quickly from one thing to another

Here are some of the very essential keyboard shortcuts that one must learn and try to share these tricks with friends and family.

Keyboard Shortcut Action

Windows key Open or close Start Menu.

Windows key + A Open Action centre.

Windows key + C Open Cortana in listening mode.

Windows key + D Display and hide the desktop.

Windows key + E Open File Explorer.

Windows key + G Open Game bar when a game is open.

Windows key + H Open the Share charm.

Windows key + I Open Settings.

Windows key + K Open the Connect quick action.

Windows key + L Lock your PC or switch accounts.

Windows key + M Minimize all windows.

Windows key + R Open Run dialogue box.

Windows key + S Open Search.

Windows key + U Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows key + X Open Quick Link menu.

Windows key + Number Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Windows key + Left arrow key Snap app windows left.

Windows key + Right arrow key Snap app windows right.

Windows key + Up arrow key Maximize app windows.

Windows key + Down arrow key Minimize app windows.

Windows key + Comma Temporarily peek at the desktop.

Windows key + Ctrl +D Add a virtual desktop.

Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops.

Windows key + Ctrl + F4 Close current virtual desktop.

Windows key + Enter Open Narrator.

Windows key + Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke).

Windows key + PrtScn Capture a screenshot and save in Screenshots folder.

Windows key + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.

Windows key + Tab Open Task view.

Windows key + "+" key Zoom in using the magnifier.

Windows key + "-" key Zoom out using the magnifier.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.

Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.

Alt + Left arrow key Go back.

Alt + Right arrow key Go forward.

Alt + Page Up Move up one screen.

Alt + Page down Move down one screen.

Ctrl + Alt +Tab View open apps

Ctrl + C Copy selected items to clipboard.

Ctrl + X Cut selected items.

Ctrl + V Paste content from clipboard.

Ctrl + A Select all content.

Ctrl + Z Undo an action.

Ctrl + Y Redo an action.

Ctrl + D Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.

Ctrl + Esc Open the Start Menu.

Ctrl + Shift Switch the keyboard layout.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.

Ctrl + F4 Close the active window.

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First published: 23 May 2018, 16:34 IST