A list of important Windows 10 keyword shortcuts

Windows 10 keyword shortcuts

As of now, Windows 10 seems to be working fine and is destined to be one of the successful operating systems ever released by Microsoft. There are lot of features that Microsoft released with the new operating system. With the new features, there are also some new keyword shortcut for Windows 10. Here is a list of old and new important keyword shortcuts that you might find helpful.

  • CTRL + C / CTRL + V: Copy / Paste. Perhaps the most well-known of all keyword shortcuts. The shortcut was added to the list because Windows 10 Copy / Paste allow the content to be directly copied inside command prompt windows. In previous Windows versions, you need to right click on the command prompt window and click paste.
  • CTRL + X / CTRL +V: Cut / Paste. Shortcut to cut the contents and paste it on a different location.
  • CTRL + A: Select all. This all works in command window.
  • CTRL + Z: Shortcut to use Undo button. Can be used to undo a mistake on a document, accidental file deletion etc.
  • Win + Tab: The combination brings you all the open application listed inside a window. You can use the mouse or arrow key to move to the application or file to open. Very useful shortcut for users who use keyboard more to navigate.
    There is an option to go to another desktop or new desktop in the bottom.
  • Ctrl + F4: The shortcut key used to close the current open window. One of the most used keyboard shortcut.
  • Win + E: Shortcut used to open Windows Explorer window
  • Win + I: Shortcut used to open Settings window which is similar to older Control Panel.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Delete: The shortcut opens a window which can be used to lock, switch users, log off and open task manager.
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc: The shortcut opens Task Manager directly.
  • Win + CTRL + D: Virtual desktop is now built into Windows 10. The shortcut creates a new virtual desktop
  • Win + CTRL + F4: This close the current virtual desktop. All open programs from the current virtual desktop to the next open desktop.
  • Win + Ctrl + Arrow left / right: The shortcut help in scrolling between virtual desktops.
  • Win + arrow keys: Lets you control the active window.
    Win + Right Arrow: Active window covers the entire right side of the screen.
    Win + Left Arrow: Active window covers the entire left side of the screen.
    Win + Up key: Maximizes active window.
    Win + Down arrow: Minimize the active window.
    New in Windows 10 is that you can add the active window in one corner. By such first press Win + Arrow key right followed by Win + Up key, the active window will be covering the upper right portion of the screen.
  • Win + A: The shortcut is used to open Action Center from taskbar on the right side of the screen.
  • Win + F1: The shortcut automatically opens a Bing search for “How to Get Help in Windows 10” using your default browser.
  • Win + H: Opens a Share window. The option allow sharing a screenshot of the active window if it is on a supported App or software.
  • Alt + Tab: The shortcut key is used to quickly switch between opened Apps.
  • Win + Print Screen: The shortcut takes a screenshot and save the picture inside Picture folder which you can find under This PC. The picture taken is in PNG format.
    Pressing the Print Screen alone does allow you to take screenshot, but then you have to paste the content inside an image editing software and then save it. Win + Print Screen is quick and less complicated.
  • Win + P: The keyword shortcut list to manage all multiple monitors come with Windows 10
  • Win + M: The shortcut minimizes all open windows so that the desktop is visible.
  • Win + D: The shortcut key does the same as Win + M, to minimize all open windows and show the desktop. Press the same combination once again, all minimized window will be restored. Win + M won’t allow that.
  • Win + L: Locks your PC so you must log in with a password or PIN code again.
  • Win +,: Aero Peek. Make all open windows transparent so you can see the desktop.
  • Win + Pause: Opens the System window. Operating System information, Processor type, RAM, domain or workgroup information etc. You can also access other options such as Device Manager, Remote settings, System protection and Advanced system settings.
  • Win + Q: Open the search “Ask me Anything” window.
  • Ctrl + mouse scroll: Helps you increase and decrease font size of the files in Desktop.
  • Win + + or Win + – : The shortcut can be used to Zoom in and out on your desktop. It launches the magnifier and zoom into items on the desktop.
  • Win + X: Opens the Quick Access Menu on the lower left side. You get the same window if you right click on Start menu.
  • Win + T: The shortcut opens a preview of open windows just above the taskbar. If you press the shortcut key repeatedly, it opens a preview of each open application one after the other.
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: The shortcut creates a new folder inside the current folder (the desktop or in Windows Explorer).

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Anup Raman
Anup Raman

I am Anup Raman. A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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