Top 10 Most Useful Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts are useful because they allow you perform tasks that would otherwise require you to move your hand away from the keyboard. Some of the shortcuts here work in all versions of Windows, while others are unique to Windows 10.
The list isn’t by any means exhaustive, but these are the shortcuts I use most often. And even if you’re already a keyboard shortcut master, there might be some new ones below. For a complete official list of Windows 10 shortcuts, see Microsoft’s website here.
WIN stands for the Windows key, which you’ll find down in the bottom left corner of the keyboard, close to the space bar, and can be identified by the Windows logo.
WIN + D
Minimizes all open applications to view the desktop.
WIN + Left/Right Arrow Keys
Snaps the active window left or right.
WIN + E
Opens File Explorer.
CTRL + S
Saves a file.
CTRL + C
Copies text, a picture, file, or another object.
CTRL + X
Cuts text, a picture, file, or another object.
CTRL + V
Pastes text, a picture, file, or another object.
CTRL + ALT + DEL
Allows you to perform several tasks, such as lock the device, open Task Manager, switch user, or sign out. This keyboard shortcut is especially useful when the Explorer shell stops responding and you need to sign out or kill an application or process using Task Manager.
Opens the Start menu.
WIN + L
Locks your device.
ALT + TAB
Switch between apps on the current desktop.
WIN + TAB
Opens Task View, which allows you to switch between all running apps, swap to a different virtual desktop, or create a new virtual desktop.
WIN + CTRL + Left/Right Arrow Keys
Scrolls between open virtual desktops.
WIN + CTRL + D
Create a new virtual desktop.
WIN + HOME
Minimize all but the active window.
ALT + Left/Right Arrow Keys
Move backward or forward.
There are really a vast array of keyboard shortcuts and using them helps immensely with day-to-day functions.
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