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.


About Ashish Mohta

A Professional Tech blogger, Editor and Writer who talks about solving day to day problems of people who use computer. His expertise are in Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Software, Mobile Apps and Video Posts.

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