Complete List of Windows 10 shortcuts

Virtually every release of a major new version of Windows includes a bunch of new Windows shortcuts, and Windows 10 is no exception.

In fact, Windows 10 was released with dozens of them!

Some people like to use a mouse and avoid keyboards as much as possible, but the rest of us love the speed and efficiency achieved by replacing three, four or more clicks with a keystroke. Turn off.

Summary of Windows 10 shortcuts is enough.

If you like to save time by using a keyboard as much as I do, check out this extensive list of (mostly) brand new Windows 10 shortcuts:

  • Windows + A opens the Action Center.
  • Windows + B highlights the highlighted selection.
  • Windows + C launches Cortana in listening mode so that Cortana accepts voice input immediately.
  • Windows + D   toggle Show Desktop and previous state.
  • Windows + E launches File Explorer with the Quick Access tab in focus.
  • Windows + H opens the Share icon on the right side of the screen.
  • Windows + I opens the Settings app.
  • Windows + K   opens the Connect pane to connect to wireless audio and display devices.
  • Windows Key + L locks the device and displays the Lock screen.
  • Windows + M minimizes all open windows.
  • Windows + O   lock the direction of the device.
  • Windows + P   Open the Project pane to search for and connect to external monitors and projectors.
  • Windows + Q opens Search.
  • Windows + R displays a run dialog box.
  • Windows + S launches Cortana in input mode which means users can start typing queries right away.
  • Windows + T runs through apps on the taskbar.
  • Windows + U launches the Access Center.
  • Windows + V will pass through all notifications.
  • Windows + X opens the advanced menu in the lower left corner of the screen (introduced in Windows 8.1).
  • Windows + Z   Open app-specific command bar.
  • Windows + Enter launches Narrator.
  • Windows + Spacebar switches between supported input languages and keyboard layouts.
  • Windows + Tab opens Task View.
  • Windows +,   to peek on the screen
  • Windows ++ to enlarge.
  • Windows + –   to zoom out.
  • Windows + Escape to close Magnifier.
  • Windows + Left arrow to attach the active window to the left half of the screen displayed in it.
  • Windows + Right arrow to attach the active window to the right half of the screen displayed in it.
  • Windows Key + Down Arrow minimizes the active window or restores it.
  • Windows + Up Arrow maximizes the active window.
  • Windows + Shift + Left arrow moves the active window to the desktop on the left.
  • Windows + Shift + Right arrow moves the active window to the desktop on the right.
  • Windows + Shift + Down Arrow minimizes or restores the active window vertically while maintaining its current width.
  • Windows + Shift + Up Arrow maximizes the active window vertically while maintaining its current width.
  • Windows + Home minimizes or restores all inactive windows.
  • Windows + Print Screen takes a picture in full screen and saves it to Pictures> Screenshots folder.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Left arrow switches to the previous virtual desktop.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Right arrow switches to the next virtual desktop.
  • Windows + Ctrl + D creates a new virtual desktop.
  • Windows + Ctrl + F4 closes the current virtual desktop.
  • Windows +? launch the Windows Feedback application.

In addition to the new shortcuts listed above, Windows 10 also recognizes most of the Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts .