150+ Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts to Boost Your Productivity

Do you want to increase your productivity so that you can start completing more tasks faster? Utilizing the huge list of Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts is one of the secrets under power users’ sleeves. A significant amount of Windows 11 computer users are familiar with hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts. When more than one key or a single key on your computer keyboard is simultaneously pressed, a task is completed more quickly than with a mouse.

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In Windows 11, you can utilize hotkeys to open programs and access a variety of features and options. Following are categories for the shortcuts. So let’s get started.

Best Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11

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MS Word Shortcut Keys in Windows 11

CTRL + A Select all contents of the page
CTRL + B Bold highlighted selection
CTRL + C Copy selected text
CTRL + D List of Fonts
CTRL + N Open new/blank document
CTRL + O Open list of options
CTRL + P Open print dialog box
CTRL + F Open find dialog box
CTRL + I Italicize highlighted text/paragraph
CTRL + K  To Insert a link
CTRL + U Underline highlighted text/paragraph
CTRL + V Paste
CTRL + Y Redo the last action performed
CTRL + Z Undo last action
CTRL + G  Open Find and replace dialog box
CTRL + H  Open Find and replace dialog box
CTRL + J Justify paragraph alignment
CTRL + L Align selected paragraph/text/ line to the left
CTRL + Q Align selected paragraph/text/line to the left
CTRL + E Align selected paragraph/text/line to the center
CTRL + R Align selected paragraph/text/line to the right
CTRL + M Indent the paragraph
CTRL + D Open Font options
CTRL + SHIFT + F To change the font
CTRL + SHIFT + > Increase selected font +1
CTRL + ] Increase selected font +1
CTRL + SHIFT + < Reduce selected font -1
CTRL + [ Reduce selected font -1
CTRL + LEFT ARROW Move one word to the left
CTRL + RIGHT ARROW Move one word to the right
CTRL + UP ARROW Move to the start of the line or paragraph
CTRL + DOWN ARROW Move to the end of the paragraph
CTRL + DELETE Delete word to right of cursor
CTRL + BACKSPACE Delete word to left of cursor
CTRL + END Bring cursor to End of document
CTRL + HOME Bring cursor to Start of document
CTRL + SPACE Reset highlighted text to default font
CTRL + 1 Create Single-space lines
CTRL + 2 Create Double-space lines
CTRL + 5 Create 1.5-line spacing
SHIFT + F3 Change the case of selected text
SHIFT + INSERT Paste
F7 Spell check selected text and/or document
SHIFT + F7 Enable thesaurus
F12 Save as
CTRL + S Save
ALT + SHIFT + D Add current date
ALT + SHIFT + T Add current time
CTRL + W For closing the document

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MS Excel Shortcut Keys in Windows 11

F2 Edit the selected cell
F5 Go to a specific cell
F7 Spell check selected text and/or document
F11 Create chart
CTRL + SHIFT + ; Insert current time
CTRL + ; Insert current date
ALT + SHIFT + F1 Insert new worksheet
SHIFT + F3 Open the Excel formula window
SHIFT + F5 Open search dialog box
CTRL + A Select all contents of worksheet
CTRL + B Bold highlighted selection
CTRL + I Italicize highlighted selection
CTRL + C Copy selected text
CTRL + V Paste
CTRL + D Fill
CTRL + K Insert link
CTRL + F Open find and replace options
CTRL + G Open go-to options
CTRL + H Open find and replace options
CTRL + U Underline highlighted selection
CTRL + Y Underline selected text
CTRL + 5 Strikethrough highlighted selection
CTRL + O Open options
CTRL + N Open new document
CTRL + P Open print dialog box
CTRL + S Save
CTRL + Z Undo last action
CTRL + F Minimize current window
CTRL + F Maximize currently selected window
CTRL + F Switch between open workbooks/windows
CTRL + PAGE UP / DOWN Move between Excel worksheets in the exact document
CTRL + TAB Move between two  Excel files
Alt + = Create formula to sum all of above cells
CTRL + ‘ Insert the value of the above cell into current cell
CTRL + SHIFT + ! Format number in comma format
CTRL + SHIFT + $ Format number in currency format
CTRL + SHIFT + # Format number in date format
CTRL + SHIFT + % Format number in percentage format
CTRL + SHIFT + ^ Format number in scientific format
CTRL + SHIFT + @ Format number in time format
CTRL + RIGHT ARROW Move to next section of text
CTRL + SPACE Select the entire column
SHIFT + SPACE Select the whole row
CTRL + W Close the document

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Browser Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11

CTRL + F To search anything on the page
CTRL + T To open a new tab
CTRL + W Close the current tab
Alt + D Select the website address in the address bar for editing
CTRL + H To open History
CTRL + J To open downloads in a fresh tab
CTRL + N To open a new window
CTRL + SHIFT + W To close the current window
CTRL + P To print the current page
CTRL + R To reload the current page

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Screenshot Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11

PrtSc / Print Take a complete screenshot and save it to the clipboard.
Windows + PrtSc Take a complete screenshot of the whole screen and save it to the Pictures > Screenshot folder.
Windows + Shift + S Take a screenshot of the selected area and save it to the clipboard.

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Task Manager Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11

ALT + E To end the selected process
CTRL + SHIFT + ESC Open the Task Manager
 ALT + V To open the View tab of Task Manager
CTRL + TAB To switch different tabs in the Task Manager in Ascending Order
CTRL + SHIFT + TAB To switch different tabs in the Task Manager in reverse.

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Command Prompt Shortcut Keys in Windows 11

CTRL + HOME Reach the top of the Command Prompt
CTRL + END Reach the bottom of the Command prompt
CTRL + A Select the current line
PAGE UP Place the cursor one page up
PAGE DOWN Place the cursor one page down
CTRL + M Enable Mark mode
ESC Delete everything at once
CTRL + HOME Place the cursor at the beginning of the buffer
CTRL + END Place the cursor at the end of the buffer
UP Or Down Arrow Keys Navigate the active session’s command history
Left Or Right Arrow keys The current command line’s cursor can be moved left or right
Shift + Home Place the cursor at the beginning of the current line
Shift + End Place the cursor at the end of the current line
SHIFT + Page Up Select text by moving the pointer one screen higher
SHIFT + Page Down Select text by moving the pointer one screen down
CTRL + Up Arrow The output history is advanced one line, up on the screen.
CTRL + Down Arrow The output history is scrolled down one line.
SHIFT + Up The text can be selected by moving the cursor one line up
SHIFT + Down The text can be chosen by advancing the cursor one line
CTRL + SHIFT + Arrow Keys Move the cursor word by word.
ALT + Selection Key Start your selection in block mode
CTRL + F Open the Command Prompt search window

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General Windows 11 Shortcut Keys

Windows Key To open the Start menu.
Win + X To Open Windows Context Menu/ WinX menu.
ALT + Tab Toggle between the active applications
Win + Tab Open Task View
Win + L Lock your computer
Win + D Hide or display the desktop.
CTRL + Delete / Delete Get rid of the chosen item
Shift + Delete Get rid of the chosen item permanently
Win + P Open Screen projection menu
CTRL + O In the current application, open a file
ALT + F8 Your password will be visible on the login screen
ALT + Spacebar Open the search bar for the current app/window
Win + R Open Run dialog box.
Win + I To open the Windows 11 settings menu
Win + . & Win + ; Open the Emoji keyboard
Win + CTRL + Q Request Remote Assistance
CTRL + F Open Feedback hub of Windows 11
CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + Win Launch Microsoft 365 Apps
CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + Win + N Open OneNote app
CTRL +ALT + SHIFT + Win + O Open your Outlook account
CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + Win + T Open Microsoft Teams
Win + F1 To open “How to get help in windows” Bing search in the default browser.

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Some New Added Windows 11 Shortcut Keys

Win + W To open the Widgets page. (Calendar, Weather report, News & Traffic)
 Win + A To open the Quick Settings for Volume control, Bluetooth, Brightness, Wi-Fi, and many more.
Win + N Bring up the Calendar and Notification panel
Win + C Open Microsoft/Outlook Teams Chat application from Taskbar.
Win + Up Arrow Key An open window should be snapped to the top of the screen.
Win + Down Arrow Key An open window should be snapped to the bottom of the screen.
Win + K Launch Quick Cast settings.
Win + H Open Voice Typing

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To Wrap This Up

That’s it! These are some general and new Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts to boost your productivity. Even if you haven’t yet switched to Windows 11, the majority of these shortcuts are still useful because they function on Windows 10 and as well. Also, share your favorite keyboard shortcuts in the comments below. And for more such troubleshooting guides and tips & tricks related to (Windows, Android, iOS, and macOS) follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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