Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 You Should Know

How much do you depend on your mouse to move around your computer, or between browser tabs, programs?

Here, we are sharing a few shortcuts that you can make use while you use your Windows 10 installed computer.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut Description
Windows Show the Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows + Tab Launch Windows 10 Task View
Windows + C 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 Windows 10 Action Center
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

E.g. Windows + [Left] moves the current window to the left half of your screen. If you use Windows + [Up] afterwards, the current window will be placed in the upper left quarter of your screen.

Windows + H Share content
Windows + K Connect to wireless displays and audio devices
Windows + X Open Start button context menu
Windows + G Opens the Windows 10 Game Bar to take game screenshots and record gaming videos of Windows 10 games
Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut Description
Windows + D Show Windows desktop
Windows + E Open Windows Explorer
Windows + L Lock your Windows 10 device
Windows + Space Switch keyboard input language
Windows + Shift + [Left][Right] Move current Window from one monitor to another (when using a multiple monitor setup)
Windows + [1][2][3][…] Open programs that are pinned to task bar
Windows + R Run a command
Windows + P Project a screen
Alt + Tab Switch to the previous window
Alt + Space Restore, move, size, minimize, maximize or close the current window. Also works like a charm for Windows 10 modern apps.
Alt + F4 a) Close current window

b) If you’re on your Windows 10 desktop, open Power dialogue to shut down or restart Windows, put your device in sleep mode, sign out or switch the current user

Most of these work on other versions of the OS, but some are specific for Windows 10, like video recording.

Thank you.

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