Boost your Productivity with Windows key shortcuts

You’ll probably already be aware of keyboard shortcuts you can use with your PC to speed up common tasks, such as Ctrl + X, C and V for Cut, Copy and Paste, and Alt + Tab to switch between running apps.  But did you know there are a lot of shortcut keys you can use with the Windows key to speed up your work, and increase your productivity?  Here are some keyboard shortcuts you might find useful.

Key combination Action
Win + A Open Action Centre
Win + D Display the desktop
Win + M Minimize all windows
Win + Shift + M Restore minimized windows to the desktop
Win + E Open File Manager
Win + L Lock your computer or switch users
Win + T Cycle through programs on the Taskbar
Win + number Start or switch to the program pinned to the Taskbar in the position indicated
Win + Shift + number Start a new instance of the program pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated
Win + Ctrl + number Switch to the last active window of the program pinned to the Taskbar in the position indicated
Win + Alt + number Open the Jump list for the program pinned to the Taskbar in the position indicated
Win + Tab Open Windows Timeline
Win + V Open the Clipboard app
Win + Up Arrow Maximize the current window
Win + Left Arrow Snap the window to the left side of the screen
Win + Right Arrow Snap the window to the right side of the screen
Win + Down Arrow Minimize the window
Win + Home Minimize all but the active window
Win + Shift + Up Arrow Stretch the window to the top and bottom of the screen
Win + Shift + Left or Right Arrow Move a window from one monitor or virtual desktop to another
Win + P Choose a presentation display mode
Win + U Open Accessibility Settings
Win + X Open the context menu for the Start button
Win + . or + ; Open the Emoji panel

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