Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts help navigate Windows

Keyboard shortcut Action
Windows Logo Key Open or close Start Menu.
+ A Open Action center.
+ C Open Cortana in listening mode.
+ D Display and hide the desktop.
+ Shift + Enter Toggles full screen mode for UWP Apps (Store Apps)
+ E Open File Explorer.
+ G Open Game bar when a game is open.
+ H Open the Share charm. (Windows 8.1)
+ I Open Settings.
+ K Open the Connect quick action.
+ L Lock your PC or switch accounts.
+ M Minimize all windows.
+ R Open Run dialog box.
+ S Open Search.
+ U Open Ease of Access Center.
+ X Open Quick Link menu.
+ Number Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
+ Left Arrow Snap app windows left.
+ Right Arrow Snap app windows right.
+ Up Arrow Maximize app windows.
+ Down Arrow Minimize app windows.
+ , Temporarily peek at the desktop.
+ Ctrl + D Add a virtual desktop.
+ Ctrl + Left or Right Arrow Switch between virtual desktops.
+ Ctrl + F4 Close current virtual desktop.
+ Enter Open Narrator.
+ Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke).
+ PrtScn Capture a screenshot and save in Screenshots folder.
+ Shift + Up Arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
+ Tab Open Task view.
+ + Zoom in using the magnifier.
+ - Zoom out using the magnifier.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.
Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.
Alt + Left Arrow Go back.
Alt + Right Arrow Go foward.
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.
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