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The 7 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 11

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Windows 11 is a great operating system, but it can be difficult to use if you’re not familiar with all of the keyboard shortcuts. In this blog post, we will discuss 7 of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for beginners. These shortcuts will help you navigate Windows 11 more easily and save you time.

Number 1 – Copy and Paste

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Copy and past shortcut is a keyboard combination that copies the selected text and stores it in the clipboard then paste it where the user wants. The copy and paste keyboard shortcut is usually Ctrl+C for copy and Ctrl+V for paste.

But in some operating systems, like Windows 11, the copy and paste shortcut is usually Ctrl+Insert for copy and Shift+Insert for paste. There are also different copy and paste keyboard shortcuts for different purposes.

For example, to copy an entire document, you can use the shortcut Ctrl+A to select all the text in the document and then press Ctrl+C to copy it. To copy just a selection of text, you can use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+C to copy just the selected text.

To copy a specific word or phrase, you can use the shortcut Ctrl+W to select the word or phrase then press Ctrl+C to copy it. And to copy an entire line of text, you can use the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+L to select the entire line then press Ctrl + C to copy it.

The copy and paste shortcuts are very useful when you need to quickly copy and paste text from one place to another.

Number 2 – Windows

The Window Logo shortcut is a keyboard shortcut that allows you to quickly open the Window 11 start menu. To use the Window Logo shortcut, simply press the Window key on your keyboard.


The Window key is typically located between the Ctrl and Alt keys on the left side of your keyboard. Once you press the Window key, the Window 11 start menu will appear on your screen.

You can then use your mouse or keyboard to navigate through the start menu and launch the programs or files that you need.

The Window Logo shortcut is a quick and easy way to access the Window 11 start menu, and it can be a useful tool for productivity.

Number 3 – Command Prompt


Command Prompt is a text-based interface for Windows 11 that allows users to enter commands and receive output.

The Command Prompt shortcut allows users to quickly open the Command Prompt interface using a keyboard shortcut. To use the Command Prompt shortcut, press the Windows key and the letter “R” at the same time.

This will open the Run dialogue box. In the Run dialogue box, type “cmd” and press Enter. This will open the Command Prompt interface.

The Command Prompt shortcut is a convenient way to access the Command Prompt interface without having to navigate through the Windows 11 Start menu.

Number 4 – File Explorer

The File Explorer shortcut is a handy way to quickly open the File Explorer window in Windows 11. To use the File Explorer shortcut, simply press the Windows key + E on your keyboard.

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This will immediately open the File Explorer window, allowing you to browse your files and folders.

The File Explorer shortcut is a great way to save time, and it can come in handy when you need to access your files in a hurry.

So next time you need to open the File Explorer window, be sure to give the File Explorer shortcut a try.

Number 5 – Taskbar


Taskbar shortcuts are a handy way to quickly launch programs and open files.

In Windows 11, you can create taskbar shortcuts for both desktop apps and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.

To create a taskbar shortcut, simply press and hold the Alt key, then press the letter or number that corresponds to the app you want to launch.

For example, pressing Alt+1 will launch the first app on your taskbar, while pressing Alt+2 will launch the second app.

If you want to launch a UWP app, press and hold the Windows key, then press the number that corresponds to the app you want to launch.

Taskbar shortcuts are a great way to save time and improve your productivity, so be sure to give them a try.

Number 6 – Print Screen

In Windows 11, there are several different ways to access the Print Screen function.


If you only want to take a snapshot of a specific window, you can first select the window and then press “Alt + Print Screen”.

This will take a snapshot of just the selected window and save it to your clipboard.

Again, you can paste the image into an image editing program and save it for later use.

Finally, if you want to take a snapshot of your entire screen but do not want to save it as an image, you can press “Ctrl + Print Screen”.

This will take a screenshot of your screen and open the built-in Snipping Tool.

From here, you can choose how you want to capture your screenshot, and then save it as an image file or email it to someone directly.

Number 7 – Settings


Settings shortcuts are a new feature in Windows 11 that allows users to quickly access settings and options from the keyboard.

To use settings shortcuts, simply press the Windows key+I on your keyboard. This will open the Settings app in Windows 11.

From here, you can use your keyboard to navigate to any setting or option that you want to change.

Settings shortcuts are a great way to save time when you need to adjust your settings. They also make it easier to change settings without having to use your mouse or trackpad.

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