Shortcuts That You Never Knew Existed!

For those of you who have been wanting to know the list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10, here it is. I’ve tested these shortcuts, including accessing Cortana, moving from virtual desktop to desktop, opening settings and file explorer, and more. Take a look at the list below, you may find something extremely helpful in there.

Windows                                   Show the Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows + Tab                          Launch Windows 10 Task View

Windows + Q                              Search the web and Windows with Cortana (speech)

Windows + S                              Search the web and Windows with Cortana (keyboard input)

Windows + I                               Open Windows 10 settings

Windows + A                              Open Windows 10 notifications

Windows + L                              Lock your Windows 10 device

Windows + Ctrl + D                     Create new virtual desktop

Windows + Ctrl + F4                    Close current virtual desktop

Windows + Ctrl + [Left][Right]     Switch between virtual desktops

Windows + [Left][Right][Up][Down]       Position windows on your screen

E.g. Windows + [Left] moves the current window to the left half of your screen. If you use Windows + [Up] afterwards, the current window will be placed in the upper left quarter of your screen.

And, what’s very handy in my opinion: If you release the Windows key after positioning a window, Task View shows up on the opposite side of the positioned window to select and position another app.

Windows + H                              Share content (if supported by current app)

Windows + K                              Connect to wireless displays and audio devices

Windows + X                              Open Start button context menu

Windows + G                              Opens the Windows 10 Game Bar to take game screenshots and record gaming videos of Windows 10 games (works in any game app, e.g. Microsoft Solitaire Collection)

Windows + D                              Show Windows desktop

Windows + E                              Open Windows Explorer

Windows + Space                       Switch keyboard input language (if you have added at least a second one)

Windows + Shift + [Left][Right]    Move current Window from one monitor to another (when using a multiple monitor setup)

Windows + [1][2][3][…]               Open programs that are pinned to task bar

E.g. if first pinned program on your task bar is Windows Explorer (from left to right), the shortcut Windows + 1 opens Windows Explorer for you.

Windows + R                              Run a command

Windows + P                              Project a screen

Alt + Tab                                   Switch to previous window

Alt + Space                                Restore, move, size, minimize, maximize or close current window. Also works like a charm for Windows 10 modern apps.

Alt + F4                                     a) Close current window

b) If you’re on your Windows 10 desktop, open Power dialogue to shut down or restart Windows, put your device in sleep mode, sign out or switch the current user

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