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

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  • Karar

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

    • Shais

      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.

  • Mukhtar

    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.

    • Shais

      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.

  • Faiz Orz

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

    • Shais

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

  • Bismillah

    Thank u ustad, you are precious…….

    • Shais

      Your welcome, hope you find it helpful.