17 Shift Key Shortcuts You Should Remember in Windows

17 Shift Key Shortcuts You Should Remember in Windows

The Shift key has been a modifier from the days of the typewriter (the 19th century). A modifier key is a special key combination that temporarily modifies the usual function of another key when pressed together.

Here are a few Shift key hacks you can use to boost your productivity in Windows 10:

  1. Ctrl+ Shift + V:Paste without formatting.
  2. Shift + F10: Display the shortcut menu for the selected item.
  3. Ctrl + Shift + N: Create a new folder in File Explorer.
  4. Ctrl + Shift + E: Display all folders above the selected folder in the File Explorer.
  5. Ctrl + Shift: Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available.
  6. Ctrl + Shift + Esc:Open the Task Manager.
  7. Windows key + Shift + V: Cycle through notifications in reverse order.
  8. Shift + click a taskbar icon for an app: Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app.
  9. Ctrl + Shift + click a taskbar icon for an app: Open an app as an administrator.
  10. Shift + Right-click a taskbar icon for an app: Show the window menu for the app.
  11. Shift + Right-click a grouped taskbar icon for an app: Show the window menu for the group
  12. Windows key + Shift + a number from 1-9: Start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  13. Windows key + Ctrl + Shift + a number from 1-9: Open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator.
  14. Windows key + Shift + Up arrow: Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
  15. Windows key + Shift + Down arrow: Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width.
  16. Left Alt + Left Shift + Num Lock: Turn Mouse Keys on or off.
  17. Shift + DeletePermanently delete all files.

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