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Windows 11 Cheatsheet

📅 2023-Jul-12 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ windows ⬩ 📚 Archive

Windows 11 is not something that I was interested in, but it is installed as default with new computers, so it is unavoidable. This page will collect my notes on Windows 11 as I learn and use it.

Keyboard shortcuts

Most of the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts seem to be working fine on Windows 11 too. If there are any new shortcuts, they will be listed here when they are discovered.


Running winver shows the actual Windows version as 22H2 (OS Build 22621.1992). These version numbers will increase as Windows 11 updates itself over time.

Pressing Win + v brings the new clipboard that now supports emoji, GIFs, ASCII emoticons and symbols. Items on the clipboard can also be pinned or pasted as text now by using the mouse. * Ctrl + v as usual pastes the top-most item in the clipboard. * To paste a copied item from the past, Win + v followed by Up or Down keys to pick the item and then Enter to paste it. * Though mouse can be used on an item in the Clipboard to select Paste as text, there is no keyboard shortcut. So, using the PowerToys to use Ctrl + Win + v to paste as text is the best solution.

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