There are four interesting new keyboard shortcut key combinations specifically for Windows 11 and here they are:

New Windows 11 Shortcut Keys:

Windows Key + Z :  Snap Layouts
Windows Key + W:  Widgets
Windows Key + A :  Action Center
Windows Key + N :  Notification Center

Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts

 

The most useful short cut key combination added to Windows 10, which still works in Windows 11, was:

Windows Key + .  : Emoji / Symbol Keyboard (yes that is a period)

windows 10 11 emoji keyboard


Here is the complete list of shortcut keys that work in Windows 11:

Alt + DSelect the address bar.
Alt + EnterDisplay properties for the selected item.
Alt + EnterOpen the Properties dialog box for the selected item.
Alt + EscCycle through items in the order in which they were opened.
Alt + F4Close the active item, or exit the active app.
Alt + F8Show your password on the sign-in screen.
Alt + Left arrowGo back.
Alt + Left arrowView the previous folder.
Alt + PDisplay the preview panel.
Alt + Page DownMove down one screen.
Alt + Page UpMove up one screen.
Alt + Right arrowGo forward.
Alt + Right arrowView the next folder.
Alt + selection keyBegin selection in block mode.
Alt + Shift + arrow keysWhen a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified.
Alt + SpacebarOpen the shortcut menu for the active window.
Alt + TabSwitch between open apps.
Alt + underlined letterPerform the command for that letter.
Alt + underlined letterPerform the command (or select the option) that is used with that letter.
Alt + Up arrowView the folder that the folder was in.
Arrow keysMove the cursor in the direction specified.
Arrow keysSelect a button if the active option is a group of option buttons.
BackspaceOpen a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box.
BackspaceView the previous folder.
BackspaceGo back to the settings home page.
Ctrl + ASelect all items in a document or window.
Ctrl + Alt + TabUse the arrow keys to switch between all open apps.
Ctrl + arrow key (to move to an item) + SpacebarSelect multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop.
Ctrl + arrow keysResize the Start menu when it’s open.
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)Copy the selected item.
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert)Copy the selected text.
Ctrl + click a grouped taskbar buttonCycle through the windows of the group.
Ctrl + D (or Delete)Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.
Ctrl + Down arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph.
Ctrl + Down arrowMove down one line in the output history.
Ctrl + EOpen Search (in most apps).
Ctrl + ESelect the search box.
Ctrl + End (History navigation)If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the command line. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the right of the cursor in the command line.
Ctrl + End (Mark mode)Move the cursor to the end of the buffer.
Ctrl + EscOpen Start.
Ctrl + FSelect the search box.
Ctrl + F4Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time).
Ctrl + Home (History navigation)If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the top of the buffer. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the left of the cursor in the command line.
Ctrl + Home (Mark mode)Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer.
Ctrl + Left arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous word.
Ctrl + MEnter Mark mode.
Ctrl + mouse scroll wheelChange the size and appearance of file and folder icons.
Ctrl + NOpen a new window.
Ctrl + number (number 1–9)Move to nth tab.
Ctrl + R (or F5)Refresh the active window.
Ctrl + Right arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next word.
Ctrl + ShiftSwitch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available.
Ctrl + Shift + arrow keysWhen a tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it into another tile to create a folder.
Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar buttonOpen an app as an administrator.
Ctrl + Shift + EDisplay all folders above the selected folder.
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpen Task Manager.
Ctrl + Shift + NCreate a new folder.
Ctrl + Shift + TabMove back through tabs.
Ctrl + Shift with an arrow keySelect a block of text.
Ctrl + SpacebarTurn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off.
Ctrl + TabMove forward through tabs.
Ctrl + Up arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph.
Ctrl + Up arrowMove up one line in the output history.
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)Paste the selected item.
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert)Paste the selected text.
Ctrl + WClose the active window.
Ctrl + XCut the selected item.
Ctrl + YRedo an action.
Ctrl + ZUndo an action.
EndDisplay the bottom of the active window.
EscStop or leave the current task.
F10Activate the Menu bar in the active app.
F11Maximize or minimize the active window.
F2Rename the selected item.
F3Search for a file or folder in File Explorer.
F4Display the address bar list in File Explorer.
F4Display the items in the active list.
F5Refresh the active window.
F6Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
HomeDisplay the top of the active window.
Left arrowOpen the next menu to the left, or close a submenu.
Left arrowCollapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in.
Num Lock + asterisk (*)Display all subfolders under the selected folder.
Num Lock + minus (-)Collapse the selected folder.
Num Lock + plus (+)Display the contents of the selected folder.
Page downMove the cursor by one page down.
Page upMove the cursor by one page up.
PrtScnTake a screenshot of your whole screen and copy it to the clipboard.
Right arrowOpen the next menu to the right, or open a submenu.
Right arrowDisplay the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder.
Shift + click a taskbar buttonOpen an app or quickly open another instance of an app.
Shift + DeleteDelete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first.
Shift + F10Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
Shift + right-click a grouped taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the group.
Shift + right-click a taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the app.
Shift + TabMove back through options.
Shift with any arrow keySelect more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document.
SpacebarSelect or clear the check box if the active option is a check box.
TabMove forward through options.
Type on any page with search boxSearch settings.
Windows logo keyOpen or close Start.
Windows logo key  + AOpen Quick Settings. (🆕 with Windows 11).
Windows logo key  + Alt + Down arrowSnap window in focus to bottom half of screen (🆕 with Windows 11).
Windows logo key  + Alt + numberOpen the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key  + Alt + PrtScnSave screenshot of game window in focus to file (using Xbox Game Bar).
Windows logo key  + Alt + RRecord video of game window in focus (using Xbox Game Bar).
Windows logo key  + Alt + Up arrowSnap window in focus to top half of screen (🆕 with Windows 11).
Windows logo key  + COpen Chat from Microsoft Teams.
Windows logo key  + comma (,)Temporarily peek at the desktop.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + CTurn on color filters (enable this shortcut first in Color Filter settings).
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + DAdd a virtual desktop.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + EnterTurn on Narrator.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + FSearch for PCs (if you’re on a network).
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + F4Close the virtual desktop you’re using.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Left arrowSwitch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + numberOpen the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Right arrowSwitch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Shift + BWake PC from blank or black screen.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Shift + numberOpen the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator.
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + SpacebarChange to a previously selected input.
Windows logo key  + DDisplay and hide the desktop.
Windows logo key  + DDisplay and hide the desktop.
Windows logo key  + Down arrowRemove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window.
Windows logo key  + EOpen File Explorer.
Windows logo key  + EscClose Magnifier.
Windows logo key  + FOpen Feedback Hub and take a screenshot.
Windows logo key  + forward slash (/)Begin IME reconversion.
Windows logo key  + GOpen Xbox Game Bar when a game is open.
Windows logo key  + HLaunch voice typing.
Windows logo key  + HomeMinimize all except the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke).
Windows logo key  + IOpen Settings.
Windows logo key  + IOpen settings.
Windows logo key  + JSet focus to a Windows tip when one is available.
Windows logo key  + KOpen Cast from Quick Settings.
Windows logo key  + LLock your PC.
Windows logo key  + LLock your PC or switch accounts.
Windows logo key  + Left arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen.
Windows logo key  + MMinimize all windows.
Windows logo key  + Minus (-)Zoom out in Magnifier.
Windows logo key  + NOpen notification center and calendar. (🆕 with Windows 11).
Windows logo key  + numberOpen the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.
Windows logo key  + OLock device orientation.
Windows logo key  + PChoose a presentation display mode.
Windows logo key  + PauseDisplay the System Properties dialog box.
Windows logo key  + period (.) or semicolon (;)Open emoji panel.
Windows logo key  + Plus (+)Open Magnifier and zoom in.
Windows logo key  + PrtScnSave full screen screenshot to file.
Windows logo key  + ROpen the Run dialog box.
Windows logo key  + Right arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen.
Windows logo key  + SOpen search.
Windows logo key  + Shift + COpen the charms menu.
Windows logo key  + Shift + Down arrowRestore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width.
Windows logo key  + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrowMove an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another.
Windows logo key  + Shift + MRestore minimized windows on the desktop.
Windows logo key  + Shift + numberOpen the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key  + Shift + STake a screenshot of part of your screen.
Windows logo key  + Shift + SpacebarCycle backwards through language and keyboard layout.
Windows logo key  + Shift + Up arrowStretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows logo key  + Shift + VSet focus to a notification.
Windows logo key  + SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout.
Windows logo key  + TCycle through apps on the taskbar.
Windows logo key  + TabOpen Task view.
Windows logo key  + TabOpen Task view.
Windows logo key  + UOpen Accessibility Settings.
Windows logo key  + Up arrowMaximize the window.
Windows logo key  + VOpen the clipboard history.
Windows logo key  + WOpen Widgets. (🆕 with Windows 11).
Windows logo key  + XOpen the Quick Link menu.
Windows logo key  + YSwitch input between Windows Mixed Reality and your desktop.
Windows logo key  + ZOpen the snap layouts.  (🆕 with Windows 11).
Windows logo key  + Ctrl + QOpen Quick Assist.
Windows logo key  + BSet focus for the Show hidden icons dropdown menu.

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