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Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts (Part 1): Windows Key shortcuts (All)

Keyboard shortcuts Windows 10

Windows 10 is here and we hope most of you have been able to download it successfully. Our articles on upgrading to Windows 10 and how to do clean install or re-install of Windows 10 may be able to help you a lot. Now, here we are with a list of all Keyboard shortcuts you will ever need in Windows 10. In the first part of Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts, we will cover all the keyboard shortcuts that are executed with help of the Windows Key.

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key

Open or close Start

Windows logo key Windows logo key+A

Open Action center

Windows logo key Windows logo key+B

Set focus in the notification area

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C

Open Cortana in listening mode

Windows logo key Windows logo key+D

Display and hide the desktop

Windows logo key Windows logo key+E

Open File Explorer

Windows logo key Windows logo key+G

Open Game bar when a game is open

Windows logo key Windows logo key+H

Open the Share charm

Windows logo key Windows logo key+I

Open Settings

Windows logo key Windows logo key+K

Open the Connect quick action

Windows logo key Windows logo key+L

Lock your PC or switch accounts

Windows logo key Windows logo key+M

Minimize all windows

Windows logo key Windows logo key+O

Lock device orientation

Windows logo key Windows logo key+P

Choose a presentation display mode

Windows logo key Windows logo key+R

Open the Run dialog box

Windows logo key Windows logo key+S

Open Search

Windows logo key Windows logo key+T

Cycle through apps on the taskbar

Windows logo key Windows logo key+U

Open Ease of Access Center

Windows logo key Windows logo key+V

Cycle through notifications

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+V

Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Windows logo key Windows logo key+X

Open the Quick Link menu

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Z

Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode

Windows logo key Windows logo key+comma (,)

Temporarily peek at the desktop

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Pause

Display the System Properties dialog box

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+F

Search for PCs (if you’re on a network)

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+M

Restore minimized windows on the desktop

Windows logo key Windows logo key+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.

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+number

Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key Windows logo key+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

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+number

Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key Windows logo key+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

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab

Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab

Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Tab

Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+B

Switch to the app that displayed a message in the notification area

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Up arrow

Maximize the window

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Down arrow

Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Left arrow

Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Right arrow

Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Home

Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Up arrow

Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Down arrow

Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Left arrow or Right arrow

Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Spacebar

Change to a previously selected input

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Enter

Open Narrator

Windows logo key Windows logo key+forward slash (/)

Initiate IME reconversion

Windows logo key Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)

Zoom in or out using Magnifier

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc

Exit Magnifier

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