Windows 10 keyboard Shortcuts List and Cheat-sheet

Windows 10 introduced a bunch of new features, especially the new anniversary update is a highly recommended as it touched every aspect of the operating system — read about windows 10 changelog here. Lets take a look at all the useful Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts are always useful and with windows 10 it goes on a soaring level.

Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Unlike the history, windows 10 seems to stay for a longer, there is no official report for windows 11 or 12 until yet. Until that, Microsoft will continue to provide updates for Windows 10, and they did. There are 2 big updates to the Windows 10, the second is being called anniversary update also known as build 1607 as it fixes Windows Hello, but it comes with loads of inbuilt advertising.

If you know the best windows keyboard shortcuts here are some you’ll find useful.

  1. Windows + [1], [2], [n] = Open pinned apps from taskbar.
  2. Windows + Control + ← arrow / → arrow = Slide between virtual desktop.

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Get to know all the window 10 keyboard shortcuts to do things quickly and without pounding palm on your mouse.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut
Description
Windows
Toggle Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows + Tab
Open Windows 10 Task View
Windows + Q
Search the web and Windows with Cortana (speech)
Windows + S
Search the web and Windows with Cortana (keyboard input)
Windows + I
Open Windows 10 settings
Windows + A
Open Action center/ Windows 10 notifications
Windows + L
Lock your Computer
Windows + Ctrl + D
Create a new virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + F4
Close current virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + [Left][Right]
Switch between virtual desktops
Windows + [Left] [Right][Up] [Down]
Position windows on your screen
Windows + H
Share content (if supported by current app)
Windows + K
Connect to wireless displays and audio devices
Windows + X
Open Start button context menu
Windows + G
Open Windows 10 Game bar – Record Gameplay ot take screenshots. (even works on Google Chrome)
Windows + D
Show Windows desktop
Windows + E
Open “MY PC” / Windows Explorer
Windows + Space
Switch keyboard input language (If you have added)
Windows + Shift + [Left][Right]
Move current Window from one monitor to another (when using a multiple monitor setup)
Windows + [1][2] [3] […n]
Open programs that are pinned to taskbar
E.g. if first pinned program on your taskbar is Windows Explorer (from left to right), the shortcut Windows + 1 will opens Windows Explorer.
Windows + R
Open Run Box to Run a command
Windows + P
Project a screen
Alt + Tab
Switch to previous window
Alt + Space
Show apps context menu to Restore, move, size, minimize, maximize or close current window.
Alt + F4
a) Close current window
b) Power options

 

Windows 10 having a variety of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to speed up anything you doing on your computer. If you believe we missed any Windows 10 keyboard shortcut, please let us know in the comments section. A credit is guaranteed.

But if you are so much puzzled you can read the below windows 10 keyboard shortcuts in alphabatic order. This way you’ll exactly know all the keyboard shortcuts in a row.

 

Alphabetically Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcut Action
Windows key Toggle  Start Menu.
Windows key + A launch Action center.
Windows key + C / 3 finger Tap Open Cortana in listening mode.
Windows key + D  Toggle Desktop.
Windows key + E File Explorer.
Windows key + G Open Game bar (record gameplay).
Windows key + H Open the Share charm.
Windows key + I Open Windows Settings.
Windows key + K Open the Connect quick action.
Windows key + L Lock your PC / switch accounts.
Windows key + M Minimize all visible windows.
Windows key + R Open Run dialog box.
Windows key + S Open Search bar.
Windows key + U Open Ease of Access Center.
Windows key + X Open Quick Link menu.
Windows key + Number Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows key + ← arrow key Snap app windows left.
Windows key + → arrow key Snap app windows right.
Windows key + ↑ arrow key Maximize app windows.
Windows key + ↓  arrow key Minimize app windows.
Windows key + Comma Peek at the desktop / Release to back.
Windows key + Ctrl +D Add a virtual desktop screen.
Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops.
Windows key + Ctrl + F4 Close current virtual desktop.
Windows key + Enter Open Narrator.
Windows key + Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke).
Windows key + PrtScn Capture a screenshot.
Windows key + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows key + Tab Open Task view / Toggle opened Apps
Windows key + “+” key (2 time) Zoom in using the magnifier.
Windows key + “-” key Zoom out using the magnifier.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.
Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.
Alt + Left arrow key Go back.
Alt + Right arrow key Go forward.
Alt + Page Up Move up one screen.
Alt + Page down Move down one screen.
Ctrl + Alt +Tab View open apps
Ctrl + C Copy selected items to clipboard.
Ctrl + X Cut selected items.
Ctrl + V Paste content from clipboard.
Ctrl + A Select all content.
Ctrl + Z Undo an action.
Ctrl + Y Redo an action.
Ctrl + D Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.
Ctrl + Esc Open the Start Menu.
Ctrl + Shift Switch the keyboard layout.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.
Ctrl + F4 Close the active window.

Windows 10 has introduced some new features like virtual desktop and thus there are keyboard shortcuts for them. Some of the windows 10 keyboard shortcuts included on this page may not be available for older windows such as Windows 8 and Windows 7. Don’t even think about Windows XP. Keyboard shortcuts always has been

 

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