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List of Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

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Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and effort as you use Windows and other apps.

Check the menus of apps for accelerator keys. Most of them provide accelerator keys to help make it easier to work with menus and other commands. If a letter of a word is underlined in a menu, it usually means you can press the Alt key and the underlined key together instead of clicking that menu item. With a touch keyboard, you can see some shortcuts when you press the Ctrl key.

Pressing the Alt key in some apps, such as Paint and WordPad, shows commands that are labeled with additional keys needed to create shortcuts.

Source: Keyboard shortcuts - Windows Help


This tutorial will show you a list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:







Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION ONE Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Top Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) Copy the selected item
Ctrl+X Cut the selected item
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert) Paste the selected item
Ctrl+Z Undo an action
Alt+Tab Switch between open apps
Alt+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app
+L Lock your PC or switch accounts
+D Display and hide the desktop





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION TWO Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
+A Open Action center
+S Open search
+C Open Cortana in listening mode
+Tab Open Task view
+Ctrl+D Add a virtual desktop
+Ctrl+Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right
+Ctrl+Left arrow Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left
+Ctrl+F4 Close the virtual desktop you’re using





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION THREE Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
General Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
F2 Rename the selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder in File Explorer
F4 Display the address bar list in File Explorer
F5 Refresh the active window
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activate the Menu bar in the active app
Alt+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app
Alt+Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Alt+underlined letter Perform the command for that letter
Alt+Enter Display properties for the selected item
Alt+Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window
Alt+Left arrow Go back
Alt+Right arrow Go forward
Alt+Page Up Move up one screen
Alt+Page Down Move down one screen
Alt+Tab Switch between open apps
Ctrl+F4 Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
Ctrl+A Select all items in a document or window
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) Copy the selected item
Ctrl+D (or Delete) Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Ctrl+R (or F5) Refresh the active window
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert) Paste the selected item
Ctrl+X Cut the selected item
Ctrl+Y Redo an action
Ctrl+Z Undo an action
Ctrl+Right arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+Left arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl+Down arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+Up arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Alt+Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps
Ctrl+arrow key (to move to an item)+Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key Select a block of text
Ctrl+Esc Open Start
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Open Task Manager
Ctrl+Shift Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available
Ctrl+Spacebar Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off
Shift with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
Shift+Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Right arrow Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Left arrow Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
Esc Stop or leave the current task





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION FOUR Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Windows Logo Key Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
Open or close Start
+A Open Action center
+B Set focus in the notification area
+C Open Cortana in listening mode
+D Display and hide the desktop
+E Open File Explorer
+F Open Feedback Hub
+G Open Game bar when a game is open
+H Open the Share charm
+I Open Settings
+K Open the Connect quick action
+L Lock your PC or Switch between open apps
+M Minimize all windows
+O Lock device orientation
+P Choose a presentation display mode
+Q Open Cortana Search
+R Open the Run dialog box
+S Open search
+T Cycle through apps on the taskbar
+U Open Ease of Access Center
+V Cycle through notifications
+Shift+V Cycle through notifications in reverse order
+W Open Windows Ink Workspace
+X Open the Quick Link menu
+Z Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode
+comma (,) Temporarily peek at the desktop
+Pause Display the System Properties dialog box
+PrtScr Saves screenshot
+Ctrl+F Search for PCs (if you're on a network)
+Shift+M Restore minimized windows on the desktop
+number Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.
+Shift+number Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
+Ctrl+number Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
+Alt+number Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
+Ctrl+Shift+number Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator
+Tab Open Task view
+Up arrow Maximize the window
+Down arrow Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window
+Left arrow Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen
+Right arrow Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen
+Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)
+Shift+Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
+Shift+Down arrow Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width
+Shift+Left arrow or Right arrow Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another
+Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
+Ctrl+Spacebar Change to a previously selected input
+Enter Open Narrator
+forward slash (/) Initiate IME reconversion
+plus (+) or minus (-) Zoom in or out using Magnifier
+Esc Exit Magnifier





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION FIVE Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Command Prompt Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) Copy the selected text
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert) Paste the selected text
Ctrl+M Enter Mark mode
Alt+selection key Begin selection in block mode
Arrow keys Move the cursor in the direction specified
Page up Move the cursor by one page up
Page down Move the cursor by one page down
Ctrl+Home (Mark mode) Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer
Ctrl+End (Mark mode) Move the cursor to the end of the buffer
Ctrl+Up arrow Move up one line in the output history
Ctrl+Down arrow Move down one line in the output history
Ctrl+Home (History navigation) If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the top of the buffer. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the left of the cursor in the command line.
Ctrl+End (History navigation) If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the command line. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the right of the cursor in the command line.





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION SIX Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Dialog Box Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
F4 Display the items in the active list
Ctrl+Tab Move forward through tabs
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Move back through tabs
Ctrl+number (number 1-9) Move to nth tab
Tab Move forward through options
Shift+Tab Move back through options
Alt+underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
Spacebar Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION SEVEN Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
File Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
Alt+D Select the address bar
Ctrl+E Select the search box
Ctrl+F Select the search box
Ctrl+N Open a new window
Ctrl+W Close the current window
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Ctrl+Shift+E Display all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl+Shift+N Create a new folder
Num Lock+asterisk (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder
Num Lock+plus (+) Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock+minus (-) Collapse the selected folder
Alt+P Display the preview pane
Alt+Enter Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt+Right arrow View the next folder
Alt+Up arrow View the folder that the folder was in
Alt+Left arrow View the previous folder
Backspace View the previous folder
Right arrow Display the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Left arrow Collapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in
End Display the bottom of the active window
Home Display the top of the active window
F11 Maximize or minimize the active window




Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION EIGHT Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Virtual Desktops Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
+Tab Open Task view
+Ctrl+D Add a virtual desktop
+Ctrl+Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right
+Ctrl+Left arrow Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left
+Ctrl+F4 Close the virtual desktop you’re using





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION NINE Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Taskbar Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
Shift+click a taskbar button Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app
Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar button Open an app as an administrator
Shift+right-click a taskbar button Show the window menu for the app
Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button Show the window menu for the group
Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar button Cycle through the windows of the group





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION TEN Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Settings Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
+I Open Settings
Backspace Go back to the settings home page
Type on any page with search box Search settings





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION ELEVEN Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Ease of Access Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
Right Shift for eight seconds Turn Filter Keys on and off
Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen Turn High Contrast on or off
Left Alt+left Shift+Num Lock Turn Mouse Keys on or off
Shift five times Turn Sticky Keys on or off
Num Lock for five seconds Turn Toggle Keys on or off
+U Open the Ease of Access Center





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION TWELVE Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Magnifier Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
+plus (+) or minus (-) Zoom in or out
Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar Preview the desktop in full-screen mode
Ctrl+Alt+D Switch to docked mode
Ctrl+Alt+F Switch to full-screen mode
Ctrl+Alt+I Invert colors
Ctrl+Alt+L Switch to lens mode
Ctrl+Alt+R Resize the lens
Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys Pan in the direction of the arrow keys
+Esc Exit Magnifier





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION THIRTEEN Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Narrator Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
+Enter Start or exit Narrator
Caps Lock+ESC Exit Narrator
Caps Lock+M Start reading
Ctrl Stop reading
Caps Lock+Spacebar Do default action
Caps Lock+Right arrow Move to next item
Caps Lock+Left arrow Move to previous item
Caps Lock+Up or Down arrow Change view
Caps Lock+F2 Show commands for current item
Caps Lock+Enter Change search mode
Caps Lock+A Change verbosity mode
Caps Lock+Z Lock Narrator key (Caps Lock) so you don't have to press it for every keyboard shortcut
Caps Lock+X Have Narrator ignore the next keyboard shortcut you use
Caps Lock+F12 Turn keystroke reading off or on
Caps Lock+V Repeat phrase
Caps Lock+Page Up or Page Down Increase or decrease voice volume
Caps Lock+plus (+) or minus (-) Increase or decrease voice speed
Caps Lock+D Read item
Caps Lock+F Read advanced info about item
Caps Lock+S Read item spelled out
Caps Lock+W Read window
Caps Lock+R Read all items in the containing area
Caps Lock+Num Lock Turn mouse mode on or off
Caps Lock+Q Move to last item in the containing area
Caps Lock+G Move to last item in the containing area
Caps Lock+T Move Narrator cursor to pointer
Caps Lock+tilde (~) Set focus to item
Caps Lock+Backspace Go back one item
Caps Lock+Insert Jump to linked item
Caps Lock+F10 Read current row header
Caps Lock+F9 Read current column header
Caps Lock+F8 Read current row
Caps Lock+F7 Read current column
Caps Lock+F5 Read current row and column location
Caps Lock+F6 Jump to table cell
Shift+Caps Lock+F6 Jump to cell contents
Caps Lock+F3 Jump to next cell in current row
Shift+Caps Lock+F3 Jump to previous cell in current row
Caps Lock+F4 Jump to next cell in current column
Shift+Caps Lock+F4 Jump to previous cell in current column
Caps Lock+Close square bracket (]) Read text from start to cursor
Caps Lock+zero (0) Read text attributes
Caps Lock+H Read document
Ctrl+Caps Lock+U Read current page
Caps Lock+U Read next page
Shift+Caps Lock+U Read previous page
Ctrl+Caps Lock+I Read current paragraph
Caps Lock+I Read next paragraph
Shift+Caps Lock+I Read previous paragraph
Ctrl+Caps Lock+O Read current line
Caps Lock+O Read next line
Shift+Caps Lock+0 Read previous line
Ctrl+Caps Lock+P Read current word
Caps Lock+P Read next word
Shift+Caps Lock+P Read previous word
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([) Read current character
Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([) Read next character
Shift+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([) Read previous character
Caps Lock+Y Move to beginning of text
Caps Lock+B Move to end of text
Caps Lock+J Jump to next heading
Shift+Caps Lock+J Jump to previous heading
Caps Lock+K Jump to next table
Shift+Caps Lock+K Jump to previous table
Caps Lock+L Jump to next link
Shift+Caps Lock+L Jump to previous link
Caps Lock+C Read current date and time
Press Caps Lock twice in quick succession Turn Caps Lock on or off
Caps Lock+E Give negative feedback
Shift+Caps Lock+E Give positive feedback
Caps Lock+E tapped twice in quick succession Open the feedback dialog
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Up arrow Go to parent
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Right arrow Go to next sibling
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Left arrow Go to previous sibling
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Down arrow Go to first child
Caps Lock+N Move to main landmark





Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 SECTION FOURTEEN Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
Narrator Touch Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

Press this key To do this
Tap once with two fingers Stop Narrator from reading
Tap three times with four fingers Show all Narrator commands (including the ones not in this list)
Double-tap Activate primary action
Triple-tap Activate secondary action
Touch or drag a single finger Read what’s under your fingers
Flick left/right with one finger Move to next or previous item
Swipe left/right/up/down with two fingers Scroll
Swipe down with three fingers Start reading on explorable text


That's it,
Shawn