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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Complete List

Windows 10 with its new desktop environment has many new official keyboard shortcuts. Most Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts work on other Windows also. Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and effort as you use Windows and other apps.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

I have collected the new Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts to speed up your work with Windows 10. When you are working with Windows 10, just simply press Windows logo key + another bellow keys to open the exact things.

Windows 10 Logo Key
Windows 10 Logo Key – Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

This list is only the Windows logo key and combination keys shortcuts. If you need more about Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts, read Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts post on Microsoft website.

Press Windows 10 Logo key    To do this
Windows logo key  Windows 10 Logo Key Open or close Start.
Windows 10 Logo Key +A Open Action center.
Windows 10 Logo Key +B  Set focus in the notification area.
Windows 10 Logo Key +C Open Cortana in listening mode.
Windows 10 Logo Key +D Display and hide the desktop.
Windows 10 Logo Key +E Open File Explorer.
Windows 10 Logo Key +I Open Settings.
Windows 10 Logo Key +G Open Game bar when a game is open.
Windows 10 Logo Key  +H Open the Share charm.
Windows 10 Logo Key +K Open the Connect quick action.
Windows 10 Logo Key +L Lock your PC or switch accounts.
Windows 10 Logo Key +M Minimize all windows.
Windows 10 Logo Key +O Lock device orientation.
Windows 10 Logo Key +P Choose a presentation display mode.
Windows 10 Logo Key +R Open the Run dialog box.
Windows 10 Logo Key +S Open search.
Windows 10 Logo Key +T Cycle through apps on the taskbar.
Windows 10 Logo Key +U Open Ease of Access Center.
Windows 10 Logo Key +V Cycle through notifications.
Windows 10 Logo Key +X Open the Quick Link menu.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Z Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Tab Open Task view.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Ctrl+D Add a new virtual desktop.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Ctrl+Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Ctrl+Left arrow Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Ctrl+F4 Close the virtual desktop you’re using.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Shift+V Cycle through notifications in reverse order.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Ctrl+F Search for PCs (if you’re on a network).
Windows 10 Logo Key +Pause Display the System Properties dialog box.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Shift+M Restore minimized windows on the desktop.
Windows 10 Logo Key +number Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Shift+number Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Ctrl+number  Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Alt+number  Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Ctrl+Shift+number  Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Up arrow  Maximize the window.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Down arrow window Remove current app from the screen or minimize the desktop.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Left arrow Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Right arrow Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on the second stroke).
Windows 10 Logo Key +Shift+Up arrow  Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Shift+Down arrow Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Shift+Left arrow or Right arrow  Move an app or window to the desktop from one monitor to another.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Ctrl+Spacebar   Change to a previously selected input.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Enter  Open Narrator.
Windows 10 Logo Key +forward slash (/)  Initiate IME reconversion.
Windows 10 Logo Key +plus (+) or minus (-)  Zoom in or out using Magnifier.
Windows 10 Logo Key +Esc Exit Magnifier.
Windows 10 Logo Key +comma (,) Temporarily peek at the desktop.

 Note: Windows logo +C will Open Cortana in listening mode, but Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere right now. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.

OK, that’s all Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts for Windows users. Try to use them in your daily activity.

8 Comments
  1. Karar says

    That’s good but what about the new microsoft’s made computer, are these the official keyboard of that new computer?

    1. Shais says

      I don’t know, what do you mean “new computer”? Do you mean Microsoft Surface?
      If yes, the surface os is Windows 10 and these keyboard shortcuts work for that also.

  2. Mukhtar says

    I think these keyboard shortcuts can work in every Windows platforms even that should be (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 ). For all types of windows operating systems is compatible and work properly. But there is one condition that you had to chosen the American keyboard, in other type of keyboard some of these commands may not work. because the laptop or Desktop made by this standard.

    1. Shais says

      Yes, the keyboard should be a standard English language.
      But the official Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts are not works on other Windows. Those are special for Windows 10 desktop environment.

  3. Faiz Orz says

    great article.
    Is it work with Windows XP 2006 or 98?

    1. Shais says

      Forget both of theme. Let them be at peace in their grave and use this shortcuts in Windows 10.

  4. Bismillah says

    Thank u ustad, you are precious…….

    1. Shais says

      Your welcome, hope you find it helpful.

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