Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 11 Multitasking and Window Management

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 11 Multitasking and Window Management

You can easily manage multiple apps on your desktop. Suppose you have multiple apps open on your desktop, then you can easily manage them by keyboard shortcuts.

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You can switch one app to another snap them side by side. Below are some shortcuts to manage your apps:

  • Windows key + Tab – This opens Task view. You can choose which app you want to work with. The apps will be staggered in tiles view. This also displays your virtual desktop.
  • Windows key + Up arrow maximizes the current window to take the entire desktop.
  • Windows key + Alt + Up arrow – It maximizes the open window to the top half of your monitor. This is a new shortcut on Windows 11. You can also open an app in the bottom part of the monitor.
  • Windows key + Down arrow – This will decrease the maximized windows size. This shortcut will hide the windows if it is not maximized.
  • Windows key + Alt + Down arrow – This will snap the open window to the bottom half of the desktop. If your window is on the entire desktop, it will become smaller in size; then, when you press the shortcut keys again, it will snap the window. This will also ask to fit another window to the remaining area of the desktop.
  • Windows key + Left arrow – It will snap the window to the left side of the desktop.
  • Windows key + Right arrow – It will snap the window to the right side of the desktop.
  • Windows key + Home – It will minimize all windows except the open one. You can press the same combination again to restore the windows.
  • Windows key + Shift + Up arrow will stretch the current window to take up the entire vertical space, keeping the same width. The shortcut with the down arrow will reverse the process.
  • Windows key + Shift + Right Arrow or Left arrow will move the current window to a separate monitor.
  • Windows key + Ctrl + D will create a new virtual desktop.
  • Windows key + Ctrl + Left arrow or Right arrow will switch between left or right on a virtual desktop.
  • Windows key + Ctrl + F4 will close the active virtual desktop. All active apps will move to the next opened desktop.

Good Luck.

Also read: Keyboard shortcuts on Windows 11.

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