Shortcut keys for Microsoft Windows 10

Shortcut keys for Microsoft Windows 10
Shortcut keys for Microsoft Windows 10
1. Manage Start Button and Task Bar
WinActivate Start Button. Then use Arrow Keys, Space and Enter to navigate within Start Menu
EscClose Start Menu
Shift+click on a Taskbar itemOpens new window/ instance of the same Application item
Win+1…9Switch to application in position N on Taskbar (or launch pinned application)
Win+DMinimize all windows on all Monitors. Press again to restore previous state
Win+HomeSet all windows to Minimized on current Monitor except active
Win+,Temporarily show the Desktop
2. Access Commonly Used Windows Features
Win+EStart Windows Explorer
Win+ROpen the Run window
Win+LLock Windows
Win+PChoose Projection Mode (Switch between Screen and Projector, extend and duplicate displays)
Win+HShare Screenshot
Win+KFind Bluetooth
Win+IWindows Settings
Win+AAction Center
Win+XStart Windows 10 Context Menu (same as right-clicking start button)
Win+QOpen Cortana, ready for voice input
Win+SOpen Cortana, ready for typed input
Win+SpaceChange the keyboard language (if you have more than one chosen)
Ctrl+Shift+EscOpens Windows Task Manager
Win+Pause/BreakDisplay System Properties which holds system properties, computer name, device manager and so on
3. Manage Screen Recordings
Requires to start Xbox App on Windows 10 and Screen Recording Utility, per first two keystrokes below.
Press Win , then type ‘xbox’, then press EnterStart Xbox for Screen Recording Utility
Win+GStart Screen Recording Utility via the Xbox Game Bar. Confirm with ‘Yes this is a game’
Win+Alt+RStart and Stop Screen Recording. Recording is saved under This PC\Videos\Captures
4. Take and Share Screenshots
Print ScreenTake Screenshot
Alt+Print ScreenTake Screenshot of the current active windows and place it on the Clipboard
Win+Print ScreenTake Screenshot of the virtual desktop and save it in This PC\Pictures\Screenshots
5. Navigate File List and Navigation Pane
Arrow KeysNavigate between files and folders
Home/EndJump to first / jump to last item
F2Change the file name of active item
6. File List Views
Alt+PDisplay or hide Preview Pane
Alt+V then DView details. Check View menu for more options
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheelChange size of icons
7. Select Items in File List and Navigation Pane
Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow DownSelect multiple adjacent items (directly above or below)
Ctrl with Arrow keys and SpaceSelect multiple non-adjacent items. Hold ctrl, use arrow keys to move to next item, and press space to add/remove from selection
Ctrl+ASelect all
A …Z and 1..9Press the initial letter any item to jump to it. Continue typing the full name if multiple items start with the same letter
8. Manage Items in Explorer
Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+VCopy, Cut, Paste
Ctrl+ZUndo an action
Ctrl+YRedo an action
DeleteDelete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin
Shift+DeleteDelete an item permanently without placing it into the Recycle Bin
Ctrl+Shift+NCreate new folder
Alt+EnterOpen Properties dialog box
9. Windows Power User Menu
Win+X, UShutdown Options. Prefer this over Alt+F4, as it is cumbersome cycling through closing Windows before hitting the Windows Shutdown
Win+X, PControl Panel (better: Win+R, then type ‘control’)
Win+X, WNetwork Settings
Win+X, TTask Manager
Win+X, FPrograms and Features
Win+X, AElevated Command Prompt (Admin cmd)
Win+X, MDevice Manager
Win+X, GComputer Management
Win+X, OPower Options
Win+X, KDisk Management
Win+X, BMobility Center
Win+X, CCommand Prompt (better: Win+R, then ‘cmd’)
10. Windows Magnifier Shortcuts
Win+[+]Start Magnifier
Win+EscExit Magnifier
Win+[+]/-With Magnifier activated, zoom in / zoom out
Ctrl+Alt+IInvert colors in Magnifier display
11. Windows Dialog Boxes
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+TabMove forward / move backwards through tabs
Tab/Shift+TabMove forward / move backwards through options
Alt+underlined letterPerform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
BackspaceOpen a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
12. Windows Virtual Desktop/ Window Control
Win+Arrow LeftDock the active window to the left half of the monitor
Win+Arrow RightDock the active window to the right half of the monitor
Win+Arrow UpMaximize the active window vertically and horizontally
Win+Arrow DownRestore of minimize the active window
Win+Shift+Arrow UpMaximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width
Win+Shift+Arrow DownRestore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width
Win+Shift+Arrow LeftWith multiple monitors, move the active windows to the monitor on the Left
Win+Shift+Arrow RightWith multiple monitors, move the active windows to the monitor on the Right
Win+HomeMinimize all nonactive windows; restore on second keystroke (toggle)
Win+TabOpens the Task View interface (Displays active Windows and Virtual Desktops available-See Settings>System>Multitasking>Virtual desktops)
Alt+TabSwitch between open Windows in Task View to make active selection
Win+Ctrl+Arrow LeftSwitch to the next virtual desktop to the Left
Win+Ctrl+Arrow RightSwitch to the next virtual desktop to the Right
Win+Ctrl+DCreate a new virtual desktop
Win+Ctrl+F4Close the current virtual desktop
Alt+F4Close the current window
F11Turn full page view on or off (unless overwritten by Application Shortcut, such as Excel 2013)
13. The Rest
Win+?Launch the Windows Feedback App
Win+F1Display Windows Help
Shift when inserting CD / DVDPrevent CD or DVD from automatically playing
Alt+Arrow UpMove up one directory level
Caps Lockswitch capital and small text
F2Rename file and folder
F3Search file and folder
AltClose dialog box for active window
Alt+SpaceOpen dialog box on active window
Left Alt+left Shift+Print ScreenHigh contrast
Left Alt+left Shift+Num LockTurn Mouse Keys on or off
Hold right Shift for 8 secondsTurn Filter Keys On and Off (Ease of Access)
Hold Num Lock for 5 secondsTurn sound On or Off for Caps Lock (Ease of Access)

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