Improved Windows 10 Productivity With These Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 10 has been set I tried to offer the best user experience of any Microsoft operating system. If most general keyboard shortcuts Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 still work, today we stop at the most interesting to work with the desktop Windows 10 and some of its new features.

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 desktop

  • Key “Windows” – Open and close the Start menu.
  • Windows + A – Opens the configurator Action Center.
  • Windows + D – Hide or show all applications and windows on your desktop.
  • Windows + E – Launch the file browser.
  • Windows + R – Open the configuration tool.
  • Windows + K – Opens the network connection tool.
  • Windows + L – Lock your computer by turning the unlock screen.
  • Windows + M – Minimizes all open windows on the desktop.
  • Windows + O – Lock the screen orientation. Useful when working with tablets and hybrids.
  • Windows + P – Open the projector for connection to external displays and projectors.
  • Windows + R – Start to run tool.
  • Windows + X – Opens the Advanced menu from the bottom left corner of the screen, start menu alternative.
  • Windows + Print Screen – Takes a screenshot of the screen and saves it in the folder of images.
  • Windows +  – Enables the magnifier tool.
  • Windows + Spacebar – Switch between input languages ​​and keyboard layouts available.

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 application management

  • Windows + Left Arrow – Move the active window to the left half of the screen.
  • Windows + Right Arrow – Move the active window to the left half of the screen.
  • Windows + Up Arrow – Maximize both vertically and horizontally active window.
  • Windows + Down Arrow – Restores the active window to its original state, or minimized.
  • Windows + Shift + Up Arrow – Maximize the active window vertically, keeping its width.
  • Windows + Shift + Down Arrow – Restores or minimizes the active window vertically, keeping its width.
  • Windows + Home – Minimize all inactive windows or restored if the combination is used again.
  • Windows + Shift + Left Arrow – If you have multiple monitors, move the active window to the left monitor.
  • Windows + Shift + Right Arrow – If you have multiple monitors, move the active window to the right monitor.
  • Alt + Space – Throw the menu title bar of the current window with options to change the window size and other application-specific options.
  • F11 – Toggle full-screen view of the active window. It only works for applications that support this feature, such as file browser and most web browsers.

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 virtual desktops

  • Ctrl + Windows + D – Create a new virtual desktop.
  • Ctrl + Windows + Left Arrow – Switches to the next virtual desktop.
  • Windows + Ctrl + Right Arrow – Change to the next virtual desktop.
  • Windows + Ctrl + F4 – Close the current virtual desktop.

Keyboard shortcuts to the Taskbar of Windows 10

  • Windows + 1, Windows 2, etc. – Enables the first second, third … application of the taskbar.
  • Windows + T – highlights the first application of the taskbar. You can use the arrow keys to scroll through the applications of the taskbar. Applications that run also show a thumbnail above when selecting its icon.
  • Windows + B – If the icons in the notification area are set to “Always show all icons and notifications on the bar of tasks “, this keyboard shortcut highlights the first application in the system tray. You can use the arrow keys to scroll through all the applications that are in the system tray.
  • Shift-click on an application from the taskbar – Starts a new instance of the selected application. It only works for applications that support running multiple instances, such as Microsoft Office suite or Internet browsers.
  • Ctrl + Shift + click an application from the taskbar – Starts a new instance of the selected application with administrator rights. It only works for applications that support running multiple instances, such as Microsoft Office suite or Internet browsers.
  • Shift + right click on an application from the taskbar – Throw the contextual menu for that application instead of the list of recent items.

Keyboard shortcuts for working with Cortana

  • Windows + S – Throw the virtual assistant Cortana and you can start using it right away.
  • Windows + C – Lanza Cortana in listening mode, so you can start talking to Cortana immediately.

Keyboard shortcuts for switching applications in Windows 10

  • Alt + Tab – Repeatedly pressing the key Tab key while holding Alt,  changes through open windows and applications. Release the tab Tab  in the window or application to open.
  • Ctrl + Alt + Tab – Displays the list of open windows and applications and maintains the list on the screen even after releasing the keys. Then you can browse through open windows and applications using the arrow keys.
  • Windows + Tab – Open view of tasks from which you can switch between open windows or virtual desktops.

Keyboard shortcuts for accessibility options in Windows 10

  • Windows + U – Starts the Center accessibility .
  • Windows + Enter – Start the narrator.
  • Windows + + – Throw magnifying glass and zoom.
  • Windows + – – Zooms the lens if the application is open.
  • Windows + Escape – Closes the magnifying glass.

We hope these keys will helpful for You. If you have any Question related to this article post a comment. 

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