Best Built in shortcut keys in Windows.

A Collection of useful Built in shortcut keys in Windows. These Shortcuts Will Save Time and reduces number of Mouse clicks, increases work productivity.

Built in shortcut keys in windows

List of Built in shortcut keys in Windows

How to find host name of Windows computer without Logging?

At Windows Logon screen type in .username username can be Administrator or local account. below the password screen window visible with hostname.

How to hide all open Windows?

If you have open many Windows in your computer and want to Hide immediately to protect against other eyeballs, use this Built in shortcut key Press Windows key + M Minimize all open Windows.

Press Windows key + D Display and hide the desktop.

Shortcut keys for frequent use Application or Program

If you are frequently using an Application or Program and want to launch every time searching in program files or in app. This shortcut tip is very useful and reduces time and number of clicks

Example: If You are using Power point frequently, then create your Shortcut by this method

  • In the search bar type Power Point and pin to task bar
  • Place the Power point in task bar to position 1 – shown in image
  • PowerPoint is in first position on your taskbar, you can now open PowerPoint at any time by simply pressing Windows key + 1 on your keyboard
  • Windows Key Built in shortcuts

Same can be followed for next application, key note is here What position the application is place on task bar. Is it in position 1,2,3,4, base on this number, if you Pressing WWindows key+1, Windows key+2, Windows key+3, Windows key+4 respective program or application will launch.

How to Split Screen in Windows?

Split Screen is very useful when you want to compare or copy content from page to another, to find the difference, when you single Monitor.use the below keyboard shortcuts.

  • Windows key + ↑  maximize a non-maximized window
  • Windows key + ↓  minimize a non-minimized window
  • Windows key + →  snap a window to the right side of your screen
  • Windows key + ←  snap a Window to the left side of your screen

To arrange a each window into four corners of your computer screen using split screen use below shortcuts

  • Windows key + ← or → to snap the window to left or right side of your Monitor screen
  • Windows key + ↑ or ↓ to snap the window into the top or bottom of your Monitor screen

Tip: If you split screen two PowerPoint files side-by-side, you can click and drag slides between two files (creating copies of the slide in the new presentation file.).

How to Take a Screenshot or Screen clipping

Press Keys Windows key + Shift + S freezes your screen to capture the required window, then crop the image and saves to clipboard. you will get notification click on it and save the file or again do changes required.

Regularly use Easy Shortcut keys in Windows

Windows Keyboard shortcutFunctions in Windows
Windows key + VClipboard history
Windows key + COpen Cortana for voice input
Windows key + SOpen Search
Windows key + IOpen Settings
Windows key + AOpen Action Center
Windows key + XOpen Quick Link menu
Windows key + Left arrowSnap active window to the left
Windows key + Right arrowSnap active window to the right
Windows key + Up arrowMaximize the current window
Windows key + Down arrowMinimize or remove current window
Windows key+ Ctrl + DCreate a new virtual desktop
Windows key+ Ctrl + Left arrowCycle virtual desktops to the left
Windows key+ Ctrl + Right arrowCycle virtual desktops to the right
Windows key + TABAccess all desktops and apps in Task View
Windows key+ GOpen Game bar
Windows key+ Alt + GRecord the last 30 seconds Audio
Windows key + Alt + RStart and stop recording

If Windows Key is not working, check this fix on Windows Key or button not working

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