Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard graphic

Why keyboard shortcuts?

If you spend a lot of time at your computer editing files, keyboard shortcuts are the tools you need. For surfing the web and checking email then Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts would be a great tool to put to use. If not you probably still feel the same about bouncing back and forth from the keyboard to the mouse. Personally I find it much easier to do most of the commands without using the mouse if possible. There are several different keyboard shortcuts and it would be tedious to try to remember all of them. There are several you might find yourself using all the time. So don’t worry about memorizing them all, grab the few that you find most helpful and use those. I am certain you will find that memorizing them will have been a good investment of your time.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows Key + Ctrl + DAdd virtual desktop

Keyboard action Shortcut
Windows Key open/close charms screen
Windows Key + A Open action center
Windows Key + C Open Cortana in listening mode
Windows Key + D Show/hide the desktop
Windows Key + E Open windows explorer
Windows Key + G Open game bar if a game is open
Windows Key + H Open the share charm
Windows Key + I Open Settings
Windows Key + K Open connect quick action
Windows Key + L Lock the screen
Windows Key + M Minimize all windows
Windows Key + R Open the run dialog
Windows Key + S Open search
Windows Key + U Open ease of access
Windows Key + Q Open quick link menu
Windows Key + a number Switch to the open application associated with that number
Windows Key + Left Arrow Pin to the left side of the screen
Windows Key + Right Arrow Pin to the Right side of the screen
Windows Key + Up Arrow Full window
Windows Key + Down Arrow Minimize all windows
Windows Key + Ctrl + left or right arrow Switch between virtual desktops
Windows Key + PrtScn Capture a screen shot
Windows Key + ‘+’ key Zoom in
Windows Key + ‘-‘ key Zoom out
Windows Key + Tab Open task view
Windows Key + Comma Quick look at the desktop
Alt tab switch between windows
ALT Left Arrow Go back
ALT Right Arrow Go forward
Ctrl C Copy selected
Ctrl V Paste
Ctrl X Cut selected
Ctrl A Select all
Ctrl Z Undo
Ctrl Y Redo
Ctrl D Delete selected
Ctrl Esc Open start menu
Esc close
Ctrl shift Change keyboard layout
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open task manager
Ctrl F4 Close active window

That’s about it on the short cuts

So I think that I have found and listed all of the possible ways to avoid using your mouse by using Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts. Remember there’s no need to try to memorize all of these tools, use the shortcuts you would use often and they will become the habit. As you go along use others and they to will be incorporated in to the normal way of doing things for you. The goal is to save time by using shortcuts and not moving back and forth from your mouse to your keyboard.

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