Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide an alternate way to do something you'd typically do with a mouse. 

Here are several common keyboard shortcuts:

  • Copy: CtrlC

  • Cut: Ctrl + X

  • Paste: CtrlV

  • Maximize Window: F11 or Windows logo key Up Arrow 

  • Task View: Windows logo key Tab

  • Switch between open apps: Windows logo keyD

  • Shutdown options: Windows logo key  + X

  • Lock your PC: Windows logo keyL

Depending on your hardware, you may use Windows logo key PrtScn to take a screenshot, or use Fn Windows logo key  + Space Bar