Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows

Share this post

See how Nybble can help your business.

Ever wondered if there was a quick and easy way to help you with tasks on your computer?

Well, this is the perfect guide for you. In this article we will go over some of the best and quickest ways to make navigating your computer a little bit easier.


Here are some of the best keyboard shortcuts for windows

Switching between open programmes is made easy with Alt + Tab. By holding Alt + Tab together it will open a menu, then while still holding down Alt, tap down on the Tab button until you get to the programme you want to open. Similarly, Alt + Esc will switch between programs in the order they were opened.

No more searching for your file explorer with Windows Key + E, by holding these together your file explorer will automatically open.

Windows Key + M will minimize all windows at once.

Shift + Windows Key + M will restore windows the previously minimized windows.

Alt + F4 is to quit the active application or close the current window.

By holding Windows Key + Up Arrow, this will maximize the current window.

Windows + Break will open system properties

Ctrl + F4 is to close active document (this does not work for certain applications or programmes)

Alt + F4 will close active application or current window

Alt + Spacebar will open the menu for the active programme

Windows Key + F opens search for file and folders

Windows Key + D will hide/display your desktop.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc opens Task Manager

Windows Key + G opens your game bar and lets you screen record record

Window Key + V opens your clipboard

Ctrl + Alt + Any Arrow key will change the orientation of your screen

Windows Key + L will lock your computer


Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome

(These will only work for Windows)

Ctrl + Tab will move you to next tab

Ctrl + Shift + Tab will move you to the previous tab

To open a new Window quickly hold Ctrl + N together

To open a new tab hold Ctrl + T together

Hold Ctrl + P to print out the current page

Ctrl + S will save the current page

By pressing F5 this will reload the current page

Ctrl + D will save the current page as a bookmark



At we’re all about increasing productivity if you would like to increase your productivity through IT, email us at or give us a call on 0330 0020885.

Posted in ,

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

How Can Nybble Help Your Business?

Need a Consultant for Your Business? Feel Free to Contact one of our Specialist Consultants. We are here to help you out.