It has been discovered that Microsoft has quietly added a new keyboard shortcut for Windows 11 users. The Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Win+L combination opens LinkedIn in your default browser. The latter is not limited to Microsoft Edge.
Actually, this is not the first time when Microsoft adds such a keyboard shortcut for a web site or app. Previously, you could launch Microsoft Teams, as well as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook with the following hotkeys.
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Win + W opens Word 365
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Win + T opens Teams
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Win + X is for Excel 365
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Win + O is for Outlook
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Win + P is for PowerPoint
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Win + D is for OneDrive
- Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Win + N is for OneNote
- From now on, Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Win+L opens LinkedIn.
In addition, Microsoft recently re-assigned Win+C to launch the Windows Copilot AI service. Formerly, the same key sequence was used to open Cortana, and in Windows 8 it was used for Charms Bar. Another new shortcut in Windows 11 is Win + W to open the Widget menu, and Win+Alt+K to mute the microphone in compatible applications. If you are interested in learning more hotkeys in Windows 11, check out this reference post.
Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in 2016. LinkedIn has since introduced anti-fraud tools and a new AI tool called LinkedIn Coach to aid job seekers in the application process.
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