The Most Useful Windows Shortcut Keys
Shortcut keys are very popular everywhere. They just act like the subways which are used to do something quickly. In this article we will present you 15 of the very most useful Windows Shortcut keys in the daily life.
So; let’s get started one by one!
Desktop Shortcut Keys:
- Window key + D
Have you ever wanted to minimize all the open windows on your computer at one go? The above shortcut key is the answer to your question. You can simply minimize all the open windows and files on your screen by pressing the (window key) and alphabet D.
- Window key + (+) / (-)
Window key + the zoom in or zoom out keys are used to zoom in to your screen or zoom out. Go for this shortcut key in case your screen is not clear or you cannot read it.
- Alt + Prt Sc OR Window key + Prt Sc
These two shortcuts are used to take a screen shot of your screen and directly save it to a screen shot folder in your documents folder. Using these shortcuts you do not need to take a print screen and then paste it into a paint file and then save it. It is much time saver now!
Alt + Prt Sc is used when you only want to take the screen shot of the window you are currently working on.
Window key + Prt Sc is used when you want to take the screen shot of the whole screen.
- Ctrl + Shift + Esc
This shortcut key is used just as the same as (Ctrl + Alt+ Del). With only one difference that (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) directly takes you to the task manager.
- Window key + Arrow keys
These shortcuts are used to modify the window you are currently working on. Window key + Left Arrow Key is used to fit the window to the left half of your screen. Window key + Right Arrow Key is used to fit the window to the right half of your screen. Window key + Up Arrow Key is used to maximize the size of your window. And Window key + Down Arrow Key is used to decrease the size of the window and minimize it.
- Ctrl + Shift + V
Have you ever copied and pasted a text from a webpage to a word document? When you do so, you must have noticed that the text is copied with all the modifications. Do you want to copy the text and paste it unformatted or plain? Use the shortcut above to do so.
- Window key + L
This shortcut is very popular. It is used to lock your screen quickly when you are in a bit of hurry.
- Window key + E
This shortcut is used to open your hard drive window.
- Alt + F4
Closes the current window you are working on.
- Ctrl + Shift + N
This shortcut has two different uses. While working on Google Chrome it will open a new incognito window. In case you are hanging around on your desktop or any other window, it will create a new folder.
Internet Browsing Shortcut Keys:
- Ctrl + Shift + T
This shortcut key is used when you are browsing on the internet. In case you have opened many links and accidently closed one of them that you need to work on, you can simply open all the closed browsing windows one by one just by clicking (Ctrl + Shift + T). This shortcut works for many browsers like IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and etc.
- Alt + Tab
This shortcut is used when you have many windows opened and want to switch between different windows on your screen.
- Ctrl + W
Closes a tab while you are working on any internet browser.
- Ctrl + T
Opens a tab while you are working on any internet browser.
- Ctrl + Tab
Toggles between the opened tabs on any internet browser.
Comment us the most popular shortcut key that you use in your daily usage of computer!