Uncommon Windows Keyboard shortcuts

Some of the keyboard shortcuts are not mentioned at all the places. We use the same old shortcut keys all the time. This post, I will be listing out some “Uncommon” Keyboard shortcuts. Till now, we talked about Microsoft Management Console Window Keyboard Shortcut and Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Keyboard Shortcut. Let’s take a look at some of the most Uncommon Windows Keyboard shortcuts.

Remember one thing being a power user (person who can work on keyboard fast through a shortcut) is a great thing, but if you don’t practice, well, you might be deleting something accidentally. So take care of these points: Understand, Practice, Try using slowly, and then become a power user.

Uncommon Windows Keyboard shortcuts

  • NUM LOCK + Asterisk Sign(*): Display all the subfolders that are under the current folder.
  • NUM LOCK + PLUS Sign(+) : Display the content under the selected folder.
  • NUM LOCK + Minus Sign(-) : Collapse the current selection.
  • Left ALT + left SHIFT + PrintScreen: High Resolution on/off.
  • Left ALT + left SHIFT + NUM LOCK: Switch Mouse keys on/off.
  • CTRL + Windows Logo + F: Look for computers on the network.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + TAB : Move backward through the tabs
  • Alt + Print Screen: Take a screenshot of just the active window
  • ALT + ESC: Cycle through items in the order they had been opened.
  • SHIFT + F10: Display a shortcut menu for the selected item.
  • CTRL + ESC : Display start menu.
  • Ctrl + Y: Redo what you undo
  • F10 Key: Activate the Menu bar in the current program.
  • Win + Pause/Break: Open System Details
  • Ctrl + Shift +N: Creates new folder
  • Win + Arrow Keys: Snap active windows to left or right
  • Win Tab: Opens Windows 10 History of all activities
  • Win+B: Selects the arrow which can open the system tray icon
  • Ctrl+Shift+Esc can open the task manager

Related: Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows is full of surprises when it comes to keyboard shortcuts. I hope you found some of these uncommon Windows Keyboard shortcuts useful in daily computer usage.


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