Keyboard shortcuts are an invaluable tool that can help you save time and effort when using your computer. However, there are so many different keyboard shortcuts available, and it can be difficult to keep track of them all, especially now that Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 11 2022 Update.
In this article, we’ll go over some of the best keyboard shortcuts for Windows 11 and how you can use them to improve your productivity.
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Take shots like a ninja
You may already know some of the hotkeys you can use to take screenshots in Windows 11, but my favorite so far is to win + difference + s Shortcut, which allows you to take screenshots on your computer using the Snipping tool which recently got a new screen recording capability.
In addition, this shortcut allows you to copy a specific part of the Windows 11 desktop to the clipboard instead of the entire screen, saving you time that you would have spent cropping the image.
Snipping Tool also has a new autosave feature, which saves screenshots you take to the Screenshots folder in your Pictures folder. Although you can change this in the settings if you prefer the tool to just copy the screenshot to your clipboard.
Take notes effortlessly
If you often have to write notes at school or at work, this keyboard shortcut will definitely come in handy. Simply by clicking on a file to win + h keys, you can type using just your voice, which is quite similar to the Dictation feature in OneNote.
It also comes with auto punctuation option which will help you with punctuation marks in your work. This will save you time and allow you to focus more on what is being said.
Find recently opened and closed tabs
As more and more organizations take the home business approach, many people are now working online. However, there are instances when you need to move between multiple tabs, which can be quite hectic. In this, it is difficult for you to find the tab where you saw an important resource that you want to return to.
However, urgent control + difference + aYou will be able to find both recently opened and closed tabs in Edge, Chrome or any Chromium based browser. As you perform these searches, you will notice that the audio or video playback tabs will be at the top of the list that appears. You can also use a file control + F Shortcut to search for specific words or text on a web page.
Reopen a closed tab
We’ve all been in a situation where we accidentally closed an important tab that we, luckily, didn’t finish using control + difference + j A keyboard shortcut will help you reopen a closed tab. However, if you are using the browser in incognito mode, you will not be able to achieve this. You can also use a file else + Tongue Keyboard shortcut to switch between open applications or windows. Finally, if you want to quickly close a tab, tap else + F4 keys.
Improve your typing experience
While typing, you are bound to make some grammar and spelling mistakes. You do not need to use the mouse to fix such errors, a combination of a few keystrokes on the keyboard will do.
for example, control + wipe off It will help you to remove the following word, control + return It will allow you to delete the previous word, and finally, control + Left / Right arrow will allow you to move the cursor to the next or previous word. Additionally, you can add the Grammarly extension to Microsoft Word to help check spelling and grammar. And if you want to quickly launch the Microsoft Word application on your computer, press to win + control + difference + else + a.
Lock your computer
If you’re rushing out of the office for a quick meeting or lunch break and would rather not turn off your computer. You can just click on a file control + h keys to lock your device.
That’s it! Here are some of my favorite Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts that I use on a daily basis. Share some of yours in the comments section below.
Bonus tip: hurry to win + Fifth To check your Windows 11 clipboard history.
These are mine, what are yours?
What are your favorite keyboard shortcuts? Let us know in the comments below.