Know the essential Windows keyboard shortcuts

Know the essential Windows keyboard shortcuts

The easier use of Windows sometimes requires knowledge of keyboard shortcuts. These are combinations of two or more keys keyboard, to perform certain actions programmed in the operating system.

There are several keyboard shortcuts Windows. Some are used for managing content, texts or files, others for managing windows and the Windows interface. In this article, discover a non-exhaustive list of essential Windows keyboard shortcuts to remember.

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Note : For each of the shortcuts, the addition symbol, +, is there only to signify the association of the keys. It is not part of the combination, and is therefore not to be entered.

Table of Windows keyboard shortcuts for managing the interface and windows

Windows icon + Arrow Store the window on the left of the screen
Windows icon + Arrow Store the window to the right of the screen
Windows icon + Arrow Maximize the window in use
Windows icon + Arrow Minimize window in use
Windows icon + A Show action center, Win 10
Windows icon + D Show / hide windows, desktop
Windows icon + Ctrl + D Create a new office
Windows icon + E Open File Explorer
Windows icon + G Open the game bar
Windows icon + I Open Windows settings
Windows icon + L Lock the computer, change session
Windows icon + P Select, change display mode
Windows icon + R Open the order executor
Windows icon + S Search
Windows icon + V View clipboard history
Windows icon + PrtSc Take a screenshot
Windows icon + Shift + S Take a screenshot
Windows icon + Tab View current tasks
Alt + Shift + Tab Switch between active windows
Alt + F4 Close window activate or shutdown Windows
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Show task manager
Ctrl + N Open new window
Shift + Delete Permanently delete a file / folder

Table of Windows keyboard shortcuts for managing files

Alt + Enter Display the properties of the selected file
Ctrl + A Select all files, folders
Ctrl + C Copy the selected file
Ctrl + N Create new file
Ctrl + O Open a new file
Ctrl + S Save the open file
Ctrl + V Paste the file into the clipboard
Ctrl + X Cut the selected file
Ctrl + Z Undo the last action / modification

Table of Windows keyboard shortcuts for text management

Ctrl + A Select all
Ctrl + Backspace, Ctrl + Delete Delete an entire word
Ctrl + Arrow or Arrow Move the cursor from one word to another
Ctrl + F Open the search bar
Ctrl + G ou Ctrl + B Make text bold
Ctrl + I Italicize text
Ctrl + K Add hyperlink
Ctrl + P Print
Ctrl + S Save
Ctrl + U Underline
Ctrl + V Coller
Ctrl + X Cut
Ctrl + Y Duplicate the last action

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