Basic Windows keyboard shortcuts: Preface

In today’s article, we are going to checkout 8 Basic Windows keyboard shortcuts that will not only boost your productivity but also save a chunk of time. Compared to reaching for the mouse or navigating a menu, a single keyboard shortcut saves a moment of your task. 

In computing, a keyboard shortcut is a set of one or more keys that invoke a command in software or an operating system.

They are typically an alternate means for invoking commands that would otherwise be accessible only through a menu, a mouse, or an aspect of the user interface. These shortcuts can expedite common operations by reducing input sequences to a few keystrokes.

Try out the mentioned Shortcuts again-and-again, whenever possible, and eventually you’ll find it within easy reach.

Windows keyboard shortcuts that we will be discussing Today:

  1. Undo
  2. Redo
  3. Copy
  4. Paste
  5. Cut
  6. Close Active window
  7. Switch Apps
  8. Open Task View

Basic Windows keyboard shortcuts:

Ctrl + Z : Undo

This Shortcut helps you to roll back to the last action on any program

Ctrl + Y : Redo

This Shortcut helps you get back to the succeeding action if you ever clicked undo

Ctrl + C : Copy

With this Shortcut you can copy anything instantly to your keyboard

Ctrl + V : Paste

This Shortcut helps you to paste anything from the clipboard

Ctrl + X : Cut

Use this shortcut to cut any text

Alt + F4 : Close Current Active Window

This Shortcut closes the current Window you’re at

Alt + Tab : Switch apps

This Shortcut helps you to quickly flick through all your open windows.

Windows + Tab : Open the Task view

This shortcut lets you switch apps, by opening an updated Windows application switcher.

Windows keyboard shortcuts

Basic Windows keyboard shortcuts : Conclusion

Now that you know these 8 Basic Keyboard Shortcuts, it’s time you check out the advanced version of this post! If you want to familiarize yourself with a cluster of Windows combinations, shortcuts, and TricksCheck out our Blogs related to Windows 10


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