It’s a known fact that when you use keyboard shortcuts, it saves you a lot of time instead of the mouse. Windows 10 has a long list of shortcuts that help you launch new features such as Cortana, navigate around the operating system, or arrange your computer’s layout with ease. While you may know some of the traditional Windows shortcuts, you will be surprised to find some new tricks below.
- Windows + Q: Open the Cortana home screen, which allows you to search by voice or keyboard input.
- Windows + C: Open the Cortana speech prompt.
New keyboard shortcut feature in Windows.
- Windows Key + A: Open Windows 10 Notification
- Windows Key + I: Open the Windows 10 installation
- Windows Key + Ctrl + D: Create a new virtual screen
- Windows Key + Ctrl + F4: close the current virtual screen
- Windows Key + Left + Right: Switch between virtual desktops
- Windows Key + F1: Open Edge and Searches “How to get help in Windows 10” using Bing (formerly Help)
- Windows Key + Print Screen Key: Create screenshots of the entire screen in the Photo app.
- Windows Key: Displays the Windows 10 Start menu
- Windows Key + L: Lock your Windows 10 device
- Windows Key + Tab: Launches Windows 10 Task View
- Windows key + Enter: Open the Guide, a program that reads the text for you and shows you tips.
Commands Computer Commands
- Windows Key + X: Open the Start button context menu
- Windows key + Left, Right, Up or Down: Move the active window around your screen. Left and should take the window to the side so it occupies half the screen, Up and Down shrink the window down a quarter and move it to that corner. Once you have used Windows Key + Up to put it in the top corner, pressing that command again causes the window to occupy your entire screen. If you have pressed Windows Key + Down to place a window in the bottom corner, pressing that command will again minimize the window.
- Windows Key + D: Windows Display (also available with Windows Key + M)
- Windows Key +,: Temporarily display the computer
- Windows Key + H: Sharing content (if supported by current app)
- Windows Key + K: Connect to wireless monitors and audio devices
- Windows Key + E: Open Windows Explorer
Traditional Keyboard Shortcuts
- Windows + Space key: Switch keyboard input language (if you have added at least one second language)
- Windows key + Shift + Left or Right: Moves the current window from one screen to another (when using multi-monitor settings)
- Windows Key + 1, 2, 3, etc.: Open the programs that are pinned to the taskbar
- Windows + R key: Run command
- Windows Key + P: Screen capture
- Alt + Tab: Switch to the previous window
- Windows Key + T = Cycle through the screenshot of the application that is open
- Alt + F4: Closes the current window, but if you do this when viewing the screen, you open the Power dialog to turn off or restart Windows, set the device to sleep, log off, or switch users. present.