Windows 10 Shortcut Keys

 

Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

This guide lists shortcut keys that you can use from the desktop in Windows 10.

Shortcut Description
Windows key clip_image001 Open and close the Start menu.
clip_image001[1]+1, clip_image001[2]+2, etc. Switch to the desktop and launch the nth application in the taskbar. For example, clip_image001[3]+1 launches whichever application is first in the list, numbered from left to right.
clip_image001[4]+A Open the action center.
clip_image001[5]+B Highlight the notification area.
clip_image001[6]+C Launch Cortana into listening mode.[1] Users can begin to speak to Cortana immediately.
clip_image001[7]+D Switch between Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other windows) and the previous state.
clip_image001[8]+E Switch to the desktop and launch File Explorer with the Quick Access tab displayed.
clip_image001[9]+H Open the Share clip_image003 charm.
clip_image001[10]+I Open the Settings clip_image005 app.
clip_image001[11]+K Open the Connect pane to connect to wireless displays and audio devices.
clip_image001[12]+L Lock the device and go to the Lock screen.
clip_image001[13]+M Switch to the desktop and minimize all open windows.
clip_image001[14]+O Lock device orientation.
clip_image001[15]+P Open the Project pane to search and connect to external displays and projectors.
clip_image001[16]+R Display the Run dialog box.
clip_image001[17]+S Launch Cortana.[2] Users can begin to type a query immediately.
clip_image001[18]+T Cycle through the apps on the taskbar.
clip_image001[19]+U Launch the Ease of Access Center.
clip_image001[20]+V Cycle through notifications.
clip_image001[21]+X Open the advanced menu in the lower-left corner of the screen.
clip_image001[22]+Z Open the app-specific command bar.
clip_image001[23]+ENTER Launch Narrator.
clip_image001[24]+SPACEBAR Switch input language and keyboard layout.
clip_image001[25]+TAB Open Task view.
clip_image001[26]+, Peek at the desktop.
clip_image001[27]+Plus Sign Zoom in.
clip_image001[28]+Minus Sign Zoom out.
clip_image001[29]+ESCAPE Close Magnifier.
clip_image001[30]+LEFT ARROW Dock the active window to the left half of the monitor.
clip_image001[31]+RIGHT ARROW Dock the active window to the right half of the monitor.
clip_image001[32]+UP ARROW Maximize the active window vertically and horizontally.
clip_image001[33]+DOWN ARROW Restore or minimize the active window.
clip_image001[34]+SHIFT+UP ARROW Maximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
clip_image001[35]+SHIFT+
DOWN ARROW
Restore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
clip_image001[36]+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left.
clip_image001[37]+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the right.
clip_image001[38]+HOME Minimize all nonactive windows; restore on second keystroke.
clip_image001[39]+PRNT SCRN Take a picture of the screen and place it in the Computer>Pictures>Screenshots folder.
clip_image001[40]+CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT arrow Switch to the next or previous virtual desktop.
clip_image001[41]+CTRL+D Create a new virtual desktop.
clip_image001[42]+CTRL+F4 Close the current virtual desktop.
clip_image001[43]+? Launch the Windows Feedback App.

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