A collection of #Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts


Who doesn’t want to be productive? Everyone, right? And this accelerates when you know some most useful keyboard shortcuts. Windows 10 specifies few new keyboard shortcuts along with existing shortcuts which were available for a long time. Using these keyboard shortcuts, you can improve your day-2-day activities.

 

In this post, I am sharing the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts along with the descriptions of each key combination. If I missed any, let me know so that, I can update this post for future references.

 

 

Don’t forget to bookmark this page as it lists most of the common and important keyboard shortcuts available in Windows 10. I refrained from mentioning shortcuts like Cut, Copy, Paste etc. as those will not give any additional value. Please find below the shortcut key combinations as well as the description of them, listed in a tabular form:

 

Key Combinations Description of Key Combinations
Win Open/Close the Start menu
Win + A Opens the Action Center
Win + B Highlights the notification area
Win + C Launches Cortana (if available) into listening mode
Win + D Minimizes all open windows and shows the desktop, restores them back on next keystroke
Win + E Launches the file explorer (This PC)
Win + H Opens the Share Panel
Win + I Opens the Settings app
Win + K Opens the Connect panel to connect to wireless displays and audio devices
Win + L Locks the system and shows the Windows lock screen
Win + M Minimizes all open windows and shows the desktop
Win + O Locks the device orientation
Win + P Opens the Project panel to connect with external displays and projectors
Win + Q Launches Cortana (if available) into typing mode
Win + R Opens the Run dialog box
Win + S Launches Cortana (if available) into typing mode
Win + T Cycles through the apps available on the taskbar
Win + U Launches the Ease of Access Center
Win + X Opens the advanced menu from the Start button
Win + Z Opens the app specific command bar
Win + 1, Win + 2, Win + 3 etc. Launches the nth application available on the taskbar
Win + ? Launches the Windows 10 Feedback app
Win + Enter Launches the Narrator application
Win + Space Switch input language and keyboard layout
Win + Tab Opens the Windows 10 Task View
Win + Comma Peek view of the desktop
Win + Plus sign Zoom in
Win + Minus sign Zoom out
Win + Escape Closes the magnifier
Win + Left arrow Dock the active window to the left half of the screen
Win + Right arrow Dock the active window to the right half of the screen
Win + Up arrow Maximizes/Restores the active window
Win + Down arrow Minimizes the active window
Win + Shift + Left arrow Moves the active window to the monitor on the left (Multi monitor support)
Win + Shift + Right arrow Moves the active window to the monitor on the right (Multi monitor support)
Win + Shift + Up arrow Maximizes/Restores the active window vertically, maintaining the current width
Win + Shift + Down arrow Minimizes the active window vertically, maintaining the current width
Win + Home Minimizes all non-active windows, restores on second keystroke
Win + Print screen Captures a screenshot of the screen and saves in the Pictures -> Screenshots folder
Win + CTRL + Left/Right arrow Switches to the previous or next virtual desktop
Win + CTRL + D Creates a new virtual desktop
Win + CTRL + F4 Closes the current virtual desktop
CTRL + Shift + 1 Switches the layout to show Extra Large Icons
CTRL + Shift + 2 Switches the layout to show Large Icons
CTRL + Shift + 3 Switches the layout to show Medium Icons
CTRL + Shift + 4 Switches the layout to show Small Icons
CTRL + Shift + 5 Switches the layout to show icons in a List
CTRL + Shift + 6 Switches the layout to show icons with  Details
CTRL + Shift + 7 Switches the layout to show icons in Tiles view
CTRL + Shift + 8 Switches the layout to show in Content view

 

 

I hope, this information was helpful and you already bookmarked the same. If I missed any, please provide the same below. I will validate the provided shortcut and update the post accordingly.

 

Till the time, keep reading my other posts from the Windows 10 Tips and Tricks series available in the link mentioned below: http://win10tips.kunal-chowdhury.com. Also bookmark the same page for future reference.

 

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