Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet For Windows 10

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Short Bytes: With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft also launched newer Windows keyboard shortcuts. These Windows Keyboard shortcuts use almost all the alphabets on a keyword along with the Windows sign. These shortcuts for Windows 10 can also be downloaded from the Microsoft’s website as a cheat sheet.

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts list:

We have compiled a list of the most useful Windows 10 shortcuts that will make your job at work and play much easier. This list includes shortcuts for opening Cortana, locking the orientation, working with virtual desktops and much more. Additionally, you can also read our article on the new Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts in Command Prompt  and make things hassle-free.

So, here is an interesting list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts:

Windows keyboard shortcutsFunction
Windows+1, +2, etc.Switch to the desktop and launch the nth application in the taskbar. For example, +1 launches whichever application is first in the list, numbered from left to right.
Windows+AOpen the action center.
Windows+BHighlight the notification area.
Windows+CLaunch Cortana into listening mode. Users can begin to speak to Cortana immediately
Windows+DSwitch between Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other windows) and the previous state.
Windows+ESwitch to the desktop and launch File Explorer with the Quick Access tab displayed.
Windows+HOpen the Share  charm.
Windows+IOpen the Settings  app.
Windows+KOpen the Connect pane to connect to wireless displays and audio devices.
Windows+LLock the device and go to the Lock screen.
Windows+MSwitch to the desktop and minimize all open windows.
Windows+OLock device orientation.
Windows+POpen the Project pane to search and connect to external displays and projectors.
Windows+RDisplay the Run dialog box.
Windows+SLaunch Cortana. Users can begin to type a query immediately.
Windows+TCycle through the apps on the taskbar.
Windows+ULaunch the Ease of Access Center.
Windows+VCycle through notifications.
Windows+XOpen the advanced menu in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Windows+ZOpen the app-specific command bar.
Windows+ENTERLaunch Narrator.
Windows+SPACEBARSwitch input language and keyboard layout.
Windows+TABOpen Task view.
Windows+,Peek at the desktop.
Windows+Plus SignZoom in.
Windows+Minus SignZoom out.
Windows+ESCAPEClose Magnifier.
Windows+LEFT ARROWDock the active window to the left half of the monitor.
Windows+RIGHT ARROWDock the active window to the right half of the monitor.
Windows+UP ARROWMaximize the active window vertically and horizontally.
Windows+DOWN ARROWRestore or minimize the active window.
Windows+SHIFT+UP ARROWMaximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
Restore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
Windows+SHIFT+LEFT ARROWWith multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left.
Windows+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROWWith multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the right.
Windows+HOMEMinimize all nonactive windows; restore on second keystroke.
Windows+PRNT SCRNTake a picture of the screen and place it in the Computer>Pictures>Screenshots folder.
Windows+CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT arrowSwitch to the next or previous virtual desktop.
Windows+CTRL+DCreate a new virtual desktop.
Windows+CTRL+F4Close the current virtual desktop.
Windows+?Launch the Windows Feedback App.

If you are also aware of some other cool Windows Keyboard shortcuts, let us know in the comment section below.

You can also download the entire shortcuts for Windows 10 from Microsoft site as a cheat sheet.

Amar Shekhar

Amar Shekhar

A passionate adventure traveller over and Author of the book 'The Girl from the Woods'.

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