9 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Needs

Here are 9 super easy Windows Keyboard shortcuts that can save you time and make your day more productive!

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide an alternative way to do something that you’d typically do with a mouse.

Take a snip of what’s on your screen

Press Windows logo key  + Shift to open the snipping bar, then drag the cursor over the area you want to capture. The area you snipped will be saved to your clipboard.

Windows Snip Feature

Add emoji from your keyboard

Express yourself however and wherever you want. Press Windows logo key + period (.) to open an emoji panel. Use kaomojis to create faces with text, and symbols—like punctuation and currency—to make a statement.

Add emojis from your keyboard in windows

Open File Explorer quickly

Press Windows logo key + E, then open the folder you want in File Explorer.

open file explorer in windows

Get to your desktop quickly

Press Windows logo key D to minimize all your open windows and go right to your desktop.

open desktop quickly

Open Settings quickly

Press Windows logo key + I, then select or search for the setting you want to change.

open settings quickly

Copy files or text

Select what you want to copy, then press Ctrl + C. It’ll be stored on your clipboard, so you can paste it where you want by pressing Ctrl + V.

copy files or text in windows

Cut and paste files or text

Select what you want to cut and press Ctrl + X. Go to the place you want to move it to, then press Ctrl + V to paste it there.

cut and paste files in windows


Switch between open windows

Hold down the Alt key, press Tab repeatedly until the window you want is selected, and then release the Alt key.

switch between open windows on your desktop

Add a touch keyboard shortcut to the taskbar

Press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar, and then select Show touch keyboard button.

add a touch keyboard shortcut

For more Windows Shortcuts just like these, visit the official Microsoft website here. To keep up with more awesome updates that your remote team can leverage, make sure to check out our blogs every month for news articles just like this.

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