Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You need to know

  Useful Windows Keyboard Shortcuts You need to know

In this article i made a handy list of most useful Windows shortcut keys that will make your day to day tech life better. Collection of best Keyboard Shortcuts and tricks.

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

Use ctrl+shift+escape to directly open the task manager

Use Windows Key + Arrow Key (left/right) to either move your window across multiple monitors, or to fix it to that half of the screen.

Windows + Left/Right = Move across monitors/maximize TO HALF
Windows + Up = Maximize
Window + Down = Minimize.
These help tons when you have multiple monitors.

Windows + Print Screen = Screenshot of the current window and saves it as a PNG in Pictures\Screenshots.

Win+Pause|Break = System Properties. 

Use Win+D to quickly show the desktop.

Press WinKey+L  to instantly lock your computer.

Shift + Right-Click a folder to access an alternative menu that allows you to open a CMD prompt from that location, among other things.

Open an elevated command prompt in not even half a second by pressing Winkey+X and then A.

Selecting an item and hitting F2 allows you to rename the item.Press TAB to jump to the next file when renaming.

Aligning Windows: Win + Left/Right Arrow.

Resizing Icons: CTRL - Mouse Wheel.

Ctrl + 0 to Always Set the Zoom to default value.

Windows Key+E (Open an Explorer Window)

Windows key + T: Cycle through the apps on the taskbar.

Winkey+ Number: Opens the corresponding numbered application from the taskbar icons. Win+1 opens the first , Win+2 opens the second , etc.

Winkey+ M Minimizes all windows.

Winkey+ Spacebar Preview Desktop (makes all open windows transparent)

Winkey+Shift+S - Screenshot a Portion of the Screen using snipping tool in Windows 10

Winkey+ Tab - Accidentally found that when I was trying to alt tab. A cooler view of alt tab.

Ctrl + Alt + [Arrow keys] - Flips screen Upside-Down & Right-Left

Ctrl + Z Undoes an action.

Ctrl + Y Redoes an action.

Ctrl + Shift + N Creates a new folder.

Ctrl + O Open a file in current software program.

Alt + Enter This forces demos to go full screen.

Alt + F4 Close the currently active program.

When typing an address into most browsers, CTRL + Enter will wrap whatever you typed with the http://www before it and .com after it. Type Cybernog ctrl+enter as an example.

Pressing Ctrl+TAB will allow you to seamlessly switch between tabs in your internet browser.

In chrome, Control + Shift + T reopens a tab you accidentally closed.

F6  places the cursor in the address bar of your browser - I use that a lot.

Ctrl + A Select all text.

Ctrl + Backspace deletes entire words at a time Also, Ctrl + arrow keys will move the cursor word by word, and if you hold shift you can select word by word.

Ctrl + Shift + V: paste text without formatting.

Press Ctrl+Shift+[Arrow Key] to select blocks of text.

Simply loop a video on Youtube by right clicking it and hitting "loop".

Keys J (-10sec) - K (pause) - L (+10 sec) controls Youtube video.

There are more hotkeys for Youtube such as F - Full screen, C - Closed Captions, M - Mutes, 0-9 keys for going directly to certain parts of the video.

Is Your Audio Out of Sync in VLC? Use ctrl + K or ctrl + L (or just J and K) to increase/decrease audio delay to fix sync issues.

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  1. There is also Alt+D to move cursor to the address bar, I find that more convenient because my left hand is always chilling down there. In youtube, arrow left and right do -5sec and +5sec instead of J and L that does -+10. I alternate between these.
    ctrl+t for a new tab in chrome, ctrl+w to close a tab.

    1. Andrew you are the first one to comment on my blog that means a lot to me. Thanks for the extra piece of information.

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  2. Thanks for these. The window aligning is most helpful as is the lock computer Win+L.

    1. Thank you Jamie for taking the time to read my blog.

  3. that snipping screenshot one is really helpful to me thanks fam

  4. Good list, but my eyes are not fond of the blue boxes with the dashed outlines.

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