General Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11

There are many keyboard shortcuts for Windows 11. You can perform many tasks conveniently with the help of these shortcuts.

  • Alt + A – It will select all the texts on a page, document, and window.
  • Ctrl + D – This will delete the selected texts or items in a page or document.
  • Ctrl + X – It will cut the selected item or text from a page or document.
  • Ctrl + C – This will copy the selected texts or items on a page or document.
  • Ctrl + V – It will paste the selected texts or items into a page or document.
  • Ctrl + Z – This will undo your last action.
  • Ctrl + Y – This will redo your last undone action.
  • F2 – This will rename the selected file or folder.
  • F4 – It will display the address bar list in the File Explorer.
  • F5 or Ctrl + R – This shortcut will refresh the active window or page.
  • Ctrl + F5 – It will refresh the current window by forcing it to reload files even if they have cached recently. This option helps in viewing the recent changes made, and you cannot see it.
  • F6 – This will cycle through screen elements of the opened windows or application.
  • F10 – It will activate the menu bar in the active app or window.
  • Alt + F8 – This will show your password on the Windows sign-in screen.
  • Alt + Spacebar – It will open the shortcut menu for the active window.
  • Shift + F10 – This will open the shortcut/Context menu for the selected item.
  • Left arrow (in the menu) – It will move to the left in the menu or close an open sub-menu.
  • Right arrow (in the menu) – It will move to the right in the menu or open a closed sub-menu.
  • Ctrl + F4 – This will close an open document or tab in apps that allow us to open multiple documents or tabs simultaneously, like web browsers.
  • Ctrl + E – It will open search (in some tabs).
  • Ctrl + Right arrow – This will move the text cursor to the beginning of the next word.
  • Ctrl + Left arrow – This will move the text cursor to the beginning of the previous word.
  • Ctrl + Up arrow – It will move the text cursor up one paragraph.
  • Ctrl + Down arrow – It will move the text cursor down one paragraph.
  • Alt + Shift + (arrow key) – When the focus is set to a pinned app in the Start menu, move the pinned app in the direction of the arrow.
  • Shift + (arrow key) – This will select text starting from the position of the text cursor in a text document.
    • Left arrow – It will select the previous character. The right arrow deselects the last selected text.
    • Right arrow – It will select the next character. The left arrow deselects the last selected line.
    • Up arrow – This will select the previous line. Down arrow deselects the last selected line.
    • Up arrow – This will select the next line. Up arrow deselects the last selected line.
  • Ctrl + Shift + (arrow key) – It will select a block of text starting from the cursor’s position in a document.
    • Left arrow – It will select the previous word. The right arrow deselects the last selected text.
    • Right arrow – It will select the next word. The left arrow deselects the last selected line.
    • Up arrow – This will select the previous paragraph. Down arrow deselects the last selected paragraph.
    • Up arrow – This will select the next paragraph. Up arrow deselects the last selected paragraph.
  • ESC – It will leave or stop on an ongoing task.

Also, read Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 11 File Explorer.

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