There are new shortcuts for Windows 11, Microsoft newest operating system, and they are the easiest and fastest way to access some of the new features.
Some of these shortcuts stay the same and some of them replace older, non-working ones the previous operating systems had.
Settings at your fingertips
These shortcuts make it easier for you to access important settings, without having to wonder where you need to click. Simply input the command and it will do it for you.
|Windows key + A||Open Quick Settings|
|Windows key + N||Open notification center and calendar|
|Windows key + W||Open Widgets|
|Windows key + K||Open Cast in Quick Settings|
|Windows key + C||Open Chat from Microsoft Teams|
|Windows key + Ctrl + C||Turn on colour filter (requires you to enable it first. Go to Start > Settings > Ease of Access > Colour filters)|
Virtual Desktop changes without the hassle
Having more than one monitor on your computer or laptop is one of the best upgrades you can make, but not everyone can afford one.
Thankfully, Microsoft came up with Virtual Desktop as an alternative to multiple monitors back in Windows 10, improving it even more in Windows 11, giving you a hand when it comes to balancing work, personal and other windows.
|Windows key + Tab||Open Task view of virtual desktops|
|Windows key + Ctrl + D||Add a virtual desktop|
|Windows key + Ctrl + Right or Left arrow||Switch between open virtual desktops|
|Windows key + Ctrl + F4||Close the virtual desktop you’re currently using|
Layout and multiple pages
If you need to improve your productivity, then Snap layouts are an absolute must, allowing you to arrange multiple windows across the screen, side by side, in columns, sections and whichever way you want.
No more need to press the Alt key to get through multiple windows, just use this incredible feature, which with keyboard shortcuts is even easier to use, allowing you to still use your keyboard to navigate around rather than a laptop trackpad or a mouse.
|Windows key + Z||Open Snap Layouts|
|Windows key + Alt + Up arrow or Down arrow||Snap selected window to top or bottom half of screen|