Top New Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts: It has been a while since Windows 10 arrived and you might have upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. However Many of you may be still in your previous Windows mode. You might be facing some difficulties with the Windows Keyboard shortcuts while working with your system. It is very necessary to know important Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts to perform faster and use productivity of Windows 10 effectively. Windows 10 best new features are productivity related and to make your work faster and better, they are supported with new Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts. In this article we will discuss some important Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts.

Top Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Top Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut Description of the Shortcut
Windows Show the Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows + Tab Launch Windows 10 Task View
Windows + C Search the web and Windows with Cortana (speech)
Windows + S Search the web and Windows with Cortana (keyboard input)
Windows + I Open Windows 10 settings
Windows + A Open Windows 10 Action Center (e.g. to display notifications and customizable quick actions)
Windows + Ctrl + D Create new virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + F4 Close current virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + [Left][Right] Switch between virtual desktops
Windows + [Left][Right][Up][Down] Position windows on your screen

E.g. Windows + [Left] moves the current window to the left half of your screen. If you use Windows + [Up] afterwards, the current window will be placed in the upper left quarter of your screen.

And, what’s very handy in my opinion: If you release the Windows key after positioning a window, Task View shows up on the opposite side of the positioned window to select and position another app.

Windows + H Share content (if supported by current app)
Windows + K Connect to wireless displays and audio devices
Windows + X Open Start button context menu
Windows + G Opens the Windows 10 Game Bar to take game screenshots and record gaming videos of Windows 10 games (works in any game app, e.g. Microsoft Solitaire Collection)
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Windows 10 Task Manager
Windows Key + Up Snap selected windows to the top of screen
Windows Key + Down Snap selected Window to the bottom of screen
Windows Key + Left Snap selected Window to the left of the screen
Windows Key + Right Snap Selected Window to the right of the screen

Also few Windows Keyboard shortcuts with previous versions of Windows will also work on Windows 10. You can use them as Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts on your Windows 10 computer. These “old but gold” shortcuts known from previous Windows versions still work:

Also See: Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcut Description
Windows + D Show/hide Windows desktop
Windows + E Open Windows Explorer
Windows + L Lock your Windows 10 device
Windows + Space Switch keyboard input language (if you have added at least a second one)
Windows + Shift + [Left][Right] Move current Window from one monitor to another (when using a multiple monitor setup)
Windows + [1][2][3][…] Open programs that are pinned to task bar

E.g. if first pinned program on your task bar is Windows Explorer (from left to right), the shortcut Windows + 1opens Windows Explorer for you.

Windows + R Run a command
Windows + 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 a) Close current window

b) If you’re on your Windows 10 desktop, open Power dialogue to shut down or restart Windows, put your device in sleep mode, sign out or switch the current user

These are some important Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you will need on your Windows 10 computer or laptop. However there are plenty of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts available on the Microsoft’s Website. You can check them if the above mentioned Windows 10 shortcuts are not enough to you.

Click here to view all Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

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