Windows 11 ships with four new keyboard shortcuts

If you prefer to use the keyboard shortcut, there is good news for you. Windows 11 includes four new keyboard shortcuts that make it easy to navigate and manage applications. Although you can use the mouse to navigate and operate applications, using keyboard shortcuts can help you perform these actions faster, which saves time.

Windows 11 doesn’t come with just four keyboard shortcuts, which means you can still use any Windows 10 keyboard shortcut on Windows 11. Aside from the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you used before; Now you have four more keyboard shortcuts under Windows 11. New keyboard shortcuts give you quick access to new features, including Quick Settings, Notification Center, Widgets, and Snap Layouts.

In this Gearupwindows article, we’re going to be looking at all of these four new keyboard shortcuts to improve productivity.

New keyboard shortcuts for Windows 11

window + A: Opens the quick settings flyout

The quick settings are now part of the new Action Center experience, which divides the user interface into two flyouts (quick settings and notification center). The menu contains the most common settings, such as:

  1. Wireless (WLAN),
  2. Bluetooth,
  3. Airplane mode,
  4. Power saving mode,
  5. Night light,
  6. Focus assistant,
  7. Accessibility,
  8. Shop nearby,
  9. Occupation,
  10. Brightness,
  11. Volume etc.

When you play audio or video with Microsoft Edge, new media controls appear above the flyout in Quick Settings. That means you play / pause or open the next / previous audio / video from the list.

window + No: Opens the Notification Center flyout

The notification center is now part of the new Action Center experience and contains all of your notifications and a calendar view for the whole month. Just press the Windows + N You can use keyboard shortcuts to call the Notification Center under Windows 11.

window + W.: Opens the widgets flyout

The Messages and Interests feature was introduced on Windows 10, and a similar feature is available on Windows 11, but is now called Widgets. It contains many maps with different types of information like weather, currency, news, sports, stocks, traffic and more. You can open widgets with Windows + W Keyboard shortcut or click on the corresponding icon in the system tray.

window + W.: Opens the Snap Layouts menu

Snap layouts is a new feature that was introduced in Windows 11. It’s part of the Snap Assist experience, which introduces a menu when you hover over the maximize button. It shows different grids for snapping windows with different layouts. Once you have selected a location for the app, the snap wizard will guide you through the further positioning of windows in the remaining zones. The Snap Layouts menu might show four or six different grids, depending on the display size.