40+ Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

40 plus windows 10 shortcuts

No matter how fast is windows 10, you must know shortcuts to access or control something quickly. It makes your work convenient & effortless.

There are plenty of windows 10 keyboard hotkeys available, but you may not know many of those, right? Maybe it is not possible to keep in mind. Anyways, we made a list below where you can find the majority of keyboard shortcuts for Window 10. Most of these also work in windows 7 or 8.1.  Using these, you can directly control your machine or access to the exact location you want to go. Let’s have a look at them.

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40+ Windows 10 Hotkeys You Need To Know

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys

 

WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS/HOTKEYS

DESCRIPTION

WINDOWS KEY START MENU OPEN/CLOSE
WINDOWS +1 to 9 (Any number) APP SWITCHING. FOR EXAMPLE, WINDOWS KEY +1 TO LAUNCH THE FIRST APP IN THE LIST, NUMBER START FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.
WINDOWS + A ACTION CENTER OPEN/CLOSE
WINDOWS + B NOTIFICATION AREA HIGHLIGHT
WINDOWS + D SHOW DESKTOP
WINDOWS + E LAUNCH FILE EXPLORER WITH QUICK ACCESS TAB
WINDOWS + F LAUNCH WINDOWS FEEDBACK APP
WINDOWS + H OPEN SHARE CHARM
WINDOWS + I OPEN SETTINGS APP
WINDOWS + K CONNECT WIRELESS DISPLAY AND AUDIO DEVICES
WINDOWS + L LOCK DEVICE
WINDOWS + M MINIMIZE ALL OPEN WINDOWS
WINDOWS + O LOCK/UNLOCK DEVICE ORIENTATION
WINDOWS + P CONNECT PROJECTOR OR EXTERNAL DISPLAY
WINDOWS + Q LAUNCH CORTANA INTO LISTENING MODE.
WINDOWS + R DISPLAY RUN DIALOG BOX
WINDOWS + S LAUNCH CORTANA, YOU CAN TYPE IMMEDIATELY
WINDOWS + T CYCLE THROUGH THE APPS ON THE TASKBAR
WINDOWS + U LAUNCH EASE OF ACCESS VISION
WINDOWS +V CYCLE THROUGH NOTIFICATIONS
WINDOWS + X OPEN ADVANCE MENU (LOWER-LEFT CORNER)
WINDOWS + Z OPEN THE APP-SPECIFIC COMMAND BAR
WINDOWS + ENTER LAUNCH NARRATOR
WINDOWS + SPACEBAR SWITCH INPUT LANGUAGE AND KEYBOARD LAYOUT
WINDOWS + TAB OPEN TASK VIEW
WINDOWS + , (COMMA) PEEK AT THE DESKTOP
WINDOWS + PLUS SIGN (+) ZOOM IN (MAGNIFIER)
WINDOWS + MINUS SIGN (-) ZOOM OUT (MAGNIFIER)
WINDOWS + ESC (ESCAPE) CLOSE MAGINIFIER
WINDOWS + LEFT ARROW DOCK ACTIVE WINDOW TO THE LEFT HALF OF THE MONITOR
WINDOWS + RIGHT ARROW DOCK THE ACTIVE WINDOW  TO THE RIGHT HALF OF THE MONITOR
WINDOWS + UP ARROW MAXIMIZE THE ACTIVE WINDOW VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY.
WINDOWS + DOWN ARROW RESTORE OR MINIMIZE THE ACTIVE WINDOW
WINDOWS + SHIFT UP ARROW MAXIMIZE THE ACTIVE WINDOW VERTICALLY, MAINTAINING THE CURRENT WIDTH
WINDOWS + SHIFT+ DOWN ARROW RESTORE OR MINIMIZE THE ACTIVE WINDOW VERTICALLY, MAINTAINING THE CURRENT WIDTH
WINDOWS + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW WITH MULTIPLE MONITORS, MOVE THE ACTIVE WINDOW TO THE MONITOR ON THE LEFT
WINDOWS + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW WITH MULTIPLE MONITORS, MOVE THE ACTIVE WINDOW TO THE MONITOR ON THE RIGHT
WINDOWS + HOME MAXIMIZE/RESTORE ALL NON ACTIVE WINDOWS.
WINDOWS + PRINT SCREEN TAKE THE PICTURE OF CURRENT SCREEN AND SAVE TO THE COMPUTER > PICTURES > SCREENSHOTS FOLDER
WINDOWS + CTRL +LEFT/RIGHT ARROW SWITCH TO NEXT/PREVIOUS VIRTUAL DESKTOP
WINDOWS + CTRL + D CREATE VIRTUAL DESKTOP
WINDOWS + CTRL + F4 CLOSE CURRENT VIRTULA DESKTOP

 

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So, do you want to save these to use later? Let’s start your shortcuts course from here :p

Find the “Print screen” or “PrtScn” key in your keyboard and press “windows+ prtscrn”. Well, it has captured your entire screen; means what you can see on the current screen (without scrolling). Now go to Computer>Pictures>Screenshots folder to get this screenshot. Using this shortcut, you can easily save our above table just using one shortcut.

Hope these shortcuts will help you a lot. Thanks to Microsoft to share these and making windows 10 more convenient than ever. Have a nice weekend 🙂