Although being able to do almost everything (except type words) can be done with a mouse clicks in Windows, becoming more productive with Windows has often been about learning keyboard shortcuts. Almost everyone by now probably knows a few. Ctrl X to cut, Ctrl C to copy and Ctrl V to paste as examples.

Windows added more keyboard shortcut functionality when they came out with the Windows key on keyboards. Here are a few Windows key shortcuts to help make you more productive.

Windows F for example will open the search bar, but not only open it to search ‘everything’, but specifically to search for Files, which is often what users are looking for.

Reading an entire list of keyboard shortcuts can be daunting, but picking up a new one once in awhile can make you more productive. You can browse through a list of Windows keyboard shortcuts here and find ones that might make your life easier.