28 Windows 11 shortcuts you should know and should use often

Microsoft Windows 11 has officially been released to users. Windows 11 is equipped with a number of new keyboard shortcuts in addition to the familiar ones to help you work faster and more efficiently.

In this article, WordPressfreestyles.com will summarize 28 frequently used shortcuts on Windows 11.

Common keyboard shortcuts on Windows 11

Note: The Win key is the key with the Windows logo on your keyboard.

1Win + WOpen Widgets
2Win + AOpen Quick Settings
3Win + NOpen Notification Center, Calendar
4Win + ZOpen Snap layout
5Win + BImmediately move the cursor to the button that opens the system tray
6Win + COpen Microsoft Teams
7Win + DOpen Desktop
8Win + EOpen File Explorer
9Win + FOpen Windows 11 Feedback Hub
10Win + GOpen Xbox Game Bar
11Win + HOpen voice text editor
12Win + IOpen Windows 11 Settings
13Win + KOpen a window to connect multiple monitors, TVs, projectors…
14Win + LQuick lock screen
15Win + MMinimize Windows
16Win + POpen the multi-monitor setup window
17Win + Q/SQuickly open the search window
18Win + ROpen Run
19Win + TMove between applications on the Taskbar
20Win + VOpen clipboard history
21Win + XQuickly open the context menu of the Start button
22Win + SpaceQuick change input method
23Win + ArrowsIncluded with the new screen layouts on Windows 11 is a new arrangement method. Win + →/↑/←/↓ button will correspond to the screen layout left/right/top left/top right/bottom left/bottom right/fullscreen/minimized/ the top half of the screen
24Win + TabOpen Desktop view
25Win + Ctrl + DShortcut to create a new virtual desktop
26Win + PrtScPrint Screenshot
27Win + Shift + STake professional screenshots
28Win + HomeMinimize the active window


  • Widgets are an evolved version of News & Interestings on Windows 10. It provides you with news, weather, traffic, stock prices, and a few more that you can optionally install.
  • Quick settings is a new tool to help you quickly turn on/off connections, change volume, screen light…
  • Notification Center displays the notifications you receive with the calendar for your convenience to organize your work.
  • Snap layout is a new tool that makes it easy to position application windows on the screen when multitasking.

Are Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts usable on Windows 11?

Nearly all keyboard shortcuts on Windows 10 still work on Windows 11, so you don’t need to worry about having to learn keyboard shortcuts again. Besides, shortcuts on applications such as Word, Excel … still work normally on Windows 11.

Windows 11 has now been released but is still not stable, you should consider carefully before installing and updating.