⌨️ Windows Keyboard Shortcut Guide

⌨️ Windows Keyboard Shortcut Guide

If you want to navigate around your Operating System like a pro, you’ll want to learn some Windows Keyboard Shortcuts. These will allow you to perform operations quickly with a combination of keys.

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Here’s a list of shortcuts grouped by how they are pressed on the keyboard that should make your computing life easier

🔟 = Windows 10 Only

Windows Key (2 Key) Shortcuts:
  • Windows Key + Q 🔟 Search with Cortana (through voice)
  • Windows Key + EOpen File Explorer
  • Windows Key + RRun Box
  • Windows Key + TGo Through Taskbar Icons
  • Windows Key + I🔟 Open Settings
  • Windows Key + PProject a Screen
  • Windows Key + A🔟 Open Notifications
  • Windows Key + S🔟 Search with Cortana (through keyboard)
  • Windows Key + DShow Desktop
  • Windows Key + H🔟 Open On Screen Keyboard
  • Windows Key + LLock System
  • Windows Key + X🔟 Open Start Menu Context Menu
  • Windows Key + C🔟 Open Cortana in ‘Listening’ Mode
  • Windows Key + V🔟 Cycle through Notifications
  • Windows Key + MMinimize all Windows
  • Windows Key + TabTask View
  • Windows Key + SpaceChange Keyboard Input Language
  • Windows Key + Up/Down/Left/RightMoves current window to portions of screen

Windows Key (3 Key) Shortcuts:
  • Ctrl+Shift+Escape - Open Task Manager
  • Windows Key + Ctrl + D🔟 Create Virtual Desktop
  • Windows Key + Ctrl + F4🔟 Close Virtual Desktop
  • Windows Key + Ctrl + Left/Right🔟 Move Between Virtual Desktops

Alt Key (2 Key) Shortcuts:

  • Alt + EscReverse cycle through open programs by switching to them
  • Alt + TabSwitch through open programs
  • Alt + F4Close current program
  • Alt + SpaceShow Top Left Menu (Restore, Move etc)
  • Alt + Print ScreenScreenshot Current Window
  • Alt + EnterProperties of selected item

Ctrl Key (2 Key) Shortcuts:
  • Ctrl + EscOpen Start Menu
  • Ctrl + YRedo Operation
  • Ctrl + ASelect All
  • Ctrl + ZUndo Operation
  • Ctrl + CCopy
  • Ctrl + InsertCopy
  • Ctrl + VPaste
  • Ctrl + RRefresh
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