Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Tricks and Tips

By | August 1, 2015

Windows 10 opened a whole new world of desktop operating system, I would like to share some of new windows tricks and list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts, As an Windows Administrator I tend to use Windows shortcuts and I couldn’t live without using them on my day to day work

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Virtual Desktops Shortcuts on Windows 10

Windows Key + Ctrl + Left/Right arrow – Switch between desktops,

Windows Key + Ctrl + D – Create new virtual desktop

Windows Key + Crtl + F4 – Close the current virtual desktop

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Day to Day use Shortcuts on Windows 10

Windows Key – Open Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows Key + Tab – Open Windows 10 Task View

Windows Key + R – Run a command

Windows Key + Q – Open Search the web and Windows with Cortana (Speech Input)

Windows Key + S – Search the web and Windows with Cortana (keyboard Input)

Windows Key + I – Open Windows 10 settings

Windows Key + A – Open Windows 10 notifications

Windows Key + L – Lock Windows 10 device

Windows Key + Tab – Opens the new Task View interface

Alt + Tab – Switch between your open Windows

Windows Key + 1 – Open programs from the list of task bar

If you fist opened a notepad then Windows + 1 will open Notepad, like Windows + 1 will open a next program

Also Read: Troubleshooting Tips for Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 Slowness Problems

Command Prompt Shortcuts on Windows 10

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert – Pastes text at the cursor

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert – Copies the selected text to the clipboard

Ctrl + A – Select all text in the working line

Shift + Left / Right / Up / Down – Moves the cursor with in the line

Ctrl + Shift + Left / Right – Moves the cursor one word to the left or right

Shift + Home / End – Moves the cursor to the beginning or end of the line

Shift + Page Up / Page Down – Moves the cursor up or down on a screen

Ctrl + Shift + Home / End – Moves the cursor to the beginning or end of end of the Command Prompt’s output

Ctrl + Up / Down – Get the Command Prompt’s history — it’s like using the scroll bar

Ctrl + Page Up / Page Down – Moves one page up or down in the Command Prompt’s history

Ctrl + M – Change to “mark mode,” which helps to select the text

Ctrl + F – Opens a Find from the Command Prompt’s output

Alt + F4 – Closes the Command Prompt window

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Other Important Windows 10 Shortcuts

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

Windows Key + K – Connect to wireless displays and audio devices

Windows Key + X – Open Start button context menu

Windows Key + G – Opens the Windows 10 Game Bar to take game screenshots and record gaming videos of Windows 10 games

Windows Key + D – Show Windows desktop

Windows Key + E – Open Windows Explorer

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

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

Windows Key + 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 – Close current window

Also Read: Other Keyboard shortcuts

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