Apps Keyboard Shortcuts for Sticky Notes in Windows 11

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This tutorial will provide you with a list of keyboard shortcuts for the Sticky Notes app in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The Microsoft Sticky Notes app is the simple way to quickly save something for later, so you can stay in the flow. With Sticky Notes, you can create notes, type, ink or add a picture, add text formatting, stick them to the desktop, move them around there freely, close them to the Notes list, and sync them across devices and apps like OneNote Mobile, Microsoft Launcher for Android, and Outlook for Windows.

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Sticky Notes on Windows helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse.


Type and edit sticky notes​

To do this​
Create a new sticky note from the notes list or from a single note.Ctrl+N
Close the current sticky note.Ctrl+W
Delete the current sticky note.Ctrl+D
Move the focus to the list of all notes.Ctrl+H
Cycle forward between all open notes and the list of all notes.Ctrl+Tab
Cycle backwards between all open notes and the list of all notes.Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Select all text on the sticky note.Ctrl+A
Copy the selected text to the clipboard.Ctrl+C
Cut the selected text to the clipboard.Ctrl+X
Paste the text of the clipboard.Ctrl+V
Undo the last action.Ctrl+Z
Redo the last action.Ctrl+Y
Move one word to the left.Ctrl+Left arrow key
Move one word to the right.Ctrl+Right arrow key
Move to the beginning of the line.Home
Move to the end of the line.End
Move to the beginning of the sticky note.Ctrl+Home
Move to the end of the sticky note.Ctrl+End
Delete the next word.Ctrl+Delete
Delete the previous word.Ctrl+Backspace
Search in any sticky note when in the notes list.Ctrl+F
When in the search box, remove search term and return to notes list.Esc
Close Sticky Notes.Alt+F4

Format sticky notes​

To do this​
Apply or remove bold formatting from the selected text.Ctrl+B
Apply or remove italic formatting from the selected text.Ctrl+I
Apply or remove the underline from the selected text.Ctrl+U
Apply or remove bulleted list formatting from the selected paragraph.Ctrl+Shift+L
Apply or remove strikethrough from the selected text.Ctrl+T

That's it,
Shawn Brink

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