📅 2020-Sep-19 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ cheatsheet, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive
Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts and usage tricks I find useful when using Windows.
Win + V: Open the clipboard showing all your previous copy items. You can now pick a copy item from far back to paste by clicking it.
Win + Tab: View all tasks and virtual desktops. You can also add a new virtual desktop from here.
Win + Ctrl + Right/Left: Switch to next/prev virtual desktop.
Win + Up: Maximize window.
Win + Down: Minimize/restore window size.
Win + Left/Right: Snap to left or right side. If you have multiple displays, repeatedly pressing this snaps in the different displays.
PrtSc: Take a fullscreen screenshot and copy to clipboard.
Alt + PrtSc: Take a screenshot of the currently active window and copy to clipboard.
Shift + Win + S: Shows 3 screenshot options to pick from: rectangular, freeform and fullscreen. The chosen option is copied to clipboard.
Win + A: Open the Action Center - look at all notifications and toggle various features like Wifi/Bluetooth etc.
Win + Tab: Shows all the virtual desktops, has UI options to create or delete virtual desktops.
Win + Ctrl + Leftor
Win + Ctrl + Right: Switch between virtual desktops.
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Win + Ctrl + C. This is a feature called Color Filters whose keyboard shortcut is on by default (talk about bad defaults in Windows). Search for this feature and disable its keyboard shortcut.