Complete Guide to Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Windows 10 comes up with lots of keyboard shortcuts that save the users time by not going through multiple mouse clicks. There are many users who are not aware of these shortcut keys. However, there's no need to know about all the shortcut keys but knowing about the ones that are useful to you can enhance your Windows 10 experience. In this article, you will learn about all the important Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 that you should know about.


List of Windows 10 Logo Shortcut keys with their functions/operation:

  • Windows Key - Opens or closes the Start Menu
  • Windows Key + A - Opens Action Centre (Notifications)
  • Windows Key + Q - Opens Cortana Search by keyboard and voice.
  • Windows key + I - Open Windows Settings App
  • Windows key + C - Open Cortana Search in Speech mode
  • Windows key + S - Open Cortana Search
  • Windows key + X - Opens quick access menu
  • Windows key + G - Open the game bar
  • Windows key + Tab - Opens Windows 10 task view
  • Windows key + L - Lock your PC
  • Windows key + D - Display/Hide the desktop
  • Windows key + F - Opens Feedback hub
  • Windows key + E - Opens file explorer
  • Windows key + K - Opens connect quick action
  • Windows key + M - Minimize all the opened window
  • Windows key + R - Open Run dialog box
  • Windows key + H - Share content
  • Windows key + P - Project the screen
  • Windows key + O - Lock device orientation
  • Windows key + U - Open ease of access settings
  • Windows key + PrtScn - Takes the screenshot and saves it automatically
  • Windows key + Pause - View basic information about your computer
  • Windows key + up arrow - Maximize the window
  • Windows key + down arrow - Minimize the window
  • Windows key + left arrow - Minimize the current window to the left
  • Windows key + right arrow - Minimize the current window to the right
  • Windows key + home - Minimize everything except the active desktop window
  • Windows key + Shift + up arrow - Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
  • Windows key + Shift + down arrow - Minimize current window
  • Windows key + Spacebar - Switch input language settings
  • Windows key + Ctrl + Enter - Opens Narrator
  • Windows key + Ctrl + V - Open Shoulder
  • Windows + Shift + C - Open charms menu
  • Windows + Shift + M - Restore minimized windows
 

Command Prompt Keyboard Shortcuts [Windows 10]

  • Ctrl + C - copies the selected text
  • Ctrl + V - paste the selected text
  • Ctrl + X - Cut ( similar to copy except it removes the original item)
  • Ctrl + Z - Undo the recent action
  • Ctrl + Y - Redo the action
  • Ctrl + A - Selects all content
  • Ctrl + D - Delete the selected item ( file or folder )
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del - Interrupt a function
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc - Open task manager
  • Ctrl + Esc - Open the start menu
  • Ctrl + F4 - Exit the current window or Shut down the PC
  • Ctrl + Alt + Tab - View opened apps
  • Ctrl + up arrow - move one line up
  • Ctrl + down arrow - move one line down
  • Shift + Home - Move the cursor to the beginning
  • Shift + End - Move the cursor to the end
  • Ctrl + F - Opens the search box at the top
  • Ctrl + N - Open a new window or open a new file explorer
  • Ctrl + P - Print using the printer

Screenshots Keyboard Shortcuts [All Version]

  • Windows key + PrtScn - Takes the screenshot of the screen and saves it automatically.
  • PrtScn or Ctrl + PrtScn - Takes the screenshot of the whole screen and save it to the clipboard.
  • Alt + PrtScn - Take screenshot of the active window.
  • Windows + Shift + S - Takes screenshot of the selected region.
Note: If you want to learn how to take a screenshot using snipping tool or Third-party software like PicPick, read this article on Windows screenshot tutorial.

If you are aware of any other keyboard shortcuts, please mention them in the comments below.

Author : Digember

HowToArticle is a blog created by Digember Dangwal, CSE Enginner from India. He shares his knowledge about Windows, WordPress, Blogger, Android, Chrome, and other Internet stuff.

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