Keyboard Shortcuts

We’ve included some common keyboard shortcuts for your to use while you make your way around Windows 10 on your PC or laptop.

Shortcut

Action

Windows + A

Action Center

Windows + B

Highlight notification area

Windows + C

Launch Cortana in listening mode

Windows + D

Show Desktop and the previous state.

Windows + E

Open File Explorer Quick Access

Windows + H

Open Dictation

Windows + I

Open Settings App

Windows + K

Open network connect panel

Windows + L

Lock screen.

Windows + M

Minimizes all open windows.

Windows + O

Orientation Lock

Windows + P

Open Project/Second Screen Pane

Windows + Q

Windows Search

Windows + R

Run Dialog box

Windows + S

Open Cortana in type mode

Windows + T

Cycle through apps on the taskbar.

Windows + U

Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows + V

Cloud Clipboard Panel

Windows + X

Open hidden start menu

Windows + Z

Opens the app‐specific command bar.

Windows + Enter

Open Windows Narrator.

Windows + Spacebar

Switch between languages and keyboard layouts.

Windows + Tab

Open Timeline

Windows + ,

Peek at desktop

Windows + +

Zoom in

Windows + ‐

Zoom out

Windows + Escape

Close Magnifier.

Windows + Left Arrow

Dock active window to the left half of screen.

Windows + Right Arrow

Dock active window to the right half of screen.

Windows + Down Arrow

Minimizes or restores the active window.

Windows + Up Arrow

Maximises or restores the active window.

Windows + Shift + Left Arrow

Move active window to left

Windows + Shift + Right Arrow

Move active window to right

Windows + Shift + Down Arrow

Minimize or restores the active window vertically while maintaining the current width.

Windows + Shift + Up Arrow

Maximize the active window vertically while maintaining the current width.

Windows + Home

Minimize or restores all inactive windows.

Windows + Print Screen

Take Screenshot. (Saves to Pictures\Screenshots folder).

Windows + Ctrl + Left Arrow

Switche to previous virtual desktop.

Windows + Ctrl + Right Arrow

Switche to next virtual desktop.

Windows + Ctrl + D

Create new virtual desktop.

Windows + Ctrl + F4

Close current virtual desktop

 

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