List of More than 180 Windows 10 useful keyboard shortcuts

List of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts: If you are using Windows 10, then, this is a useful article for you. In this article, we are going to tell you the most essentials and very useful Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts which will make your work easy and fast. We all know how much Keyboard shortcuts are useful, and provide a quick way to navigate and operate the experience, and features using a single click of one or more that one key. Otherwise, it will take several clicks and more time to accomplish using the mouse.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

List of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

In this guide, we divided the keyboard shortcuts into four parts. 

  • Essential Keyboard shortcuts.
  • Desktop shortcuts Keys.
  • File Explorer shortcuts Keys.
  • Command Prompt shortcuts Keys.
  • Windows key shortcuts Buttons.

Essential Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts:

Firstly, we are going to discuss the Essential Keyboard Shortcuts. These are very essential shortcuts that every Windows 10 user should know.

Keyboard Shortcuts Their Actions
Table
Ctrl + A Select all the content.
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Copy selected items to the clipboard.
Ctrl + X Cut selected items to the clipboard.
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) To Paste content from the clipboard.
Ctrl + Z To Undo an action, including undelete limited files.
Ctrl + Y To Redo an action.
Ctrl + Shift + N Used to Create a new folder on desktop or File Explorer.
Alt + F4 Use together to Close the active window. (If no active window is present, then the shutdown box appears.)
Ctrl + Delete Use together to Delete selected items to the Recycle Bin.
Shift + Delete Use together Delete selected items permanently skipping Recycle Bin.
F2 Key Use to Rename selected items.
ESC Key To Close current tasks.
Alt + Tab Key Use together to Switch between open apps.
PrtScn Key To Take a screenshot and store it in a clipboard.
Windows + I Use together to- Open the Settings app.
Windows + E To Open File Explorer.
Windows + A Press together to Open Action center.
Windows + D Press together to Display and hide the desktop.
Windows + L Press together to Lock the device.
Windows + V Press to Open Clipboard bin.
Windows + Period” (.) or semicolon (;) Open the emoji panel, if we press them together.
Windows + PrtScn Press together to- Capture a full screenshot in the “Screenshots” folder.
Windows + Shift + S Use together to- Capture part of the screen with Snip & Sketch.
Windows + Left arrow key Open the Snap app or window left.
Windows + Right arrow key Open the Snap app or window right.
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By using the Windows key you can also open a very useful application on your Windows 10 PC.

Windows + C Opens Cortana in listening mode.
List of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Desktop shortcuts Keys:

Desktop shortcuts are also very useful for all Windows 10 users. By using these shortcuts you will be able to open, navigate, close, and complete specific tasks more quickly throughout the desktop experience, including on the Start menu, Settings, taskbar, and more.

Keyboard Shortcuts Their Actions
Windows key (or “Ctrl + Esc”) Use to open the Start menu.
Ctrl + Arrow keys Use to change the size of the Start menu.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc together  Use together to open the Task Manager.
Ctrl + Shift This will Switch keyboard layout.
Alt + F4 Key Together, Use to close the active window. (If no active window is present, then the shutdown box appears.)
Ctrl + F5 (or “Ctrl + R”) Key Use to refresh the current window.
Ctrl + Alt + Tab Together, we used to view open apps.
Ctrl + Arrow keys (to select) + Spacebar Select multiple items on desktop or File Explorer.
Alt + Underlined letter Runs command for the underlined letter in apps.
Alt + Tab Use to switch between open apps, while pressing Tab multiple times.
Alt + Left arrow key Go back.
Alt + Right arrow key Go forward.
Alt + Page Up Move up one screen.
Alt + Page down Move down one screen.
Alt + Esc Cycle through open windows.
Alt + Spacebar Open the context menu for the active window.
Alt + F8 Reveals typed password in Sign-in screen.
Shift + Click app button This will open another instance of an app from the taskbar.
Ctrl + Shift + Click app button Run app as administrator from the taskbar.
Shift + Right-click app button This will show a window menu for the app from the taskbar.
Ctrl + Click a grouped app button Cycle through windows in the group from the taskbar.
Shift + Right-click grouped app button This will show the Window menu for the group from the taskbar.
Ctrl + Left arrow key Use to move the cursor to the start point of the previous word.
Ctrl + Right arrow key Use to move the cursor to the start point of the next word.
Ctrl + Up arrow key Use to move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Down arrow key Use to move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph.
Ctrl + Shift + Arrow key Select a block of text.
Ctrl + Spacebar Enable or disable Chinese IME.
Shift + F10 Open the context menu for the selected item.
F10 key Enable app menu bar.
Shift + Arrow keys Select multiple items.
Windows key + X together Open Quick Link menu.
Windows key + Number (0-9) Open the app in the number position from the taskbar.
Windows key + T together  Cycle through apps in the taskbar.
Windows key + Alt + Number (0-9) These keys are used to open the Jump List of the app in the number position from the taskbar.
“Windows key + D” together  Display and hide the desktop.
“Windows key + M” together Minimize all windows.
“Windows key + Shift + M” together Restore minimized windows on the desktop.
“Windows key + Home” together These keys are used to Minimize or maximize all on the active desktop window.
“Windows key + Shift + Up arrow key” These 4 keys are used together to stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
“Windows key + Shift + Down arrow key” Maximize or minimize active desktop windows vertically while maintaining width.
“Windows key + Shift + Left arrow key” This will help to move the active window to monitor on the left.
“Windows key + Shift + Right arrow key” This helps to move the active window to the monitor on the right.
“Windows key + Left arrow key” Snap app or window left.
“Windows key + Right arrow key” Snap an app or window right.
“Windows key + S ( or Q)” together Open Search.
“Windows key + Alt + D” together Open date and time in the taskbar.
“Windows + Tab” together Open Task View.
“Windows + Ctrl + D” together Create a new virtual desktop.
“Windows key + Ctrl + F4” together Close active virtual desktop.
“Windows + Ctrl + Right arrow” together Switch to the virtual desktop on the right.
“Windows + Ctrl + Left arrow” together Switch to the virtual desktop on the left.
“Windows  + P” together Open Project settings.
“Windows  + A” consecutively Open Action Center.
“Windows + I” consecutively Open Settings app.
Backspace Key Return to Settings app home page.
Keyboard Shortcuts

File Explorer shortcuts Keys:

File Explorer includes many keyboard shortcuts to help you to solve your query quicker. We are providing you a list of the most useful shortcuts for File Explorer.

Keyboard Shortcuts Their Actions
Table
“Windows + E” This will open the File Explorer.
Alt + D Key These keys are used to select the address bar.
Ctrl + E (or F) Key By this, you can select the search box.
Ctrl + N key  Use to open a new window.
Ctrl + W key Use to close the active window.
Ctrl + F (or F3) key Start searching.
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel Change the view of the file, and folder.
Ctrl + Shift + E key Expands all folders from the tree in the navigation menu.
Ctrl + Shift + N key’s These keys are used to create a new folder on the Desktop. 
Ctrl + L key Stay focused on the address bar.
Ctrl + Shift + Number  (1-8) key’s Changes the folder view.
Alt + P key Use it to display the preview panel.
Alt + Enter key Open Properties settings for the selected item.
Alt + Right arrow key To view the next folder.
Alt + Left arrow key (or Backspace) key View the previous folder.
Alt + Up arrow key Move up a level in the folder path.
F11 key Switch active window full-screen mode.
F5 key Refresh the instance of File Explorer.
F2 key Rename the selected item.
F4 key Switch focus to the address bar.
F5 key Refresh File Explorer’s current view.
F6 key Cycle through elements on the screen.
Home key This key is used to scroll to the top of the window.
End key This key is used to scroll to the bottom of the Window.

Command Prompt shortcuts Keys:

While you are using the Command Prompt, these shortcuts will make your tasks easy. Here are the list of the shortcuts:

Keyboard Shortcuts Their Actions
Table
Ctrl + A Key Can select all content of the current line.
Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) Key Can copy selected items to the clipboard.
Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) Key Can paste all content from the clipboard.
Ctrl + M Key Can start mark mode.
Ctrl + Home Key Can scroll to the top of the console.
Ctrl + End Key Can scroll to the bottom of the console.
Ctrl + Up Key Can move the screen up one line.
Ctrl + Down arrow key Key Will move screen down one line.
Ctrl + F Key This will open the search for Command Prompt.
Left or right arrow keys Key Will move the cursor left or right in the current line.
Up or Down arrow key Will cycle through the command history of the current session.
Page up Key Will move the cursor one page up.
Page down Key Will move the cursor one page down.
Keyboard shortcuts Windows 10
Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts list

Windows key shortcuts Buttons

The Window key is a very useful key, present on your keyboard. You can perform many tasks using this key to the other one.  You can Open Settings, Run command, File Explorer, apps pinned in the taskbar, or you can open specific features like Magnifier. We are providing you a list of some very useful uses of this key with other keys that will make your work very easy and time-saving.

Keyboard Shortcuts Their Actions
Windows Key Used to open the start menu.
Windows + A Key Will open an Action center.
Windows + S Key Open Search.
Windows + D Key Display and hide the desktop.
Windows + L Key Locks the computer.
Windows + M Key Minimize all windows.
Windows + B Key Set focus notification area in the taskbar.
Windows + C Key Launch the Cortana app.
Windows + F Key Launch Feedback Hub app.
Windows + G Key Launch Game bar app.
Windows + Y Key Change input between desktop and Mixed Reality
Windows + O Key Lock device orientation.
Windows + Pause Use to show the system properties dialog box
Windows + Period (.) or semicolon (;) This will open the emoji panel.
Windows + Alt + D Use to open date and time in the taskbar.
Windows + Ctrl + Q Use to open Quick Assist.
Windows + Ctrl + F Will open search for devices on domain networks.
Windows + Shift + V To cycle through notifications.
Windows + Shift + S To create part of the screen screenshot.
Windows + PrtScn To capture a full screenshot in the “Screenshots” folder.
Windows + Ctrl + Shift + B Use to wake up the device when black or a blank screen.
Windows + Ctrl + Left arrow Used to switch to the virtual desktop on the left.
Windows + Ctrl + Right arrow Used to switch to the virtual desktop on the right.
Windows + Ctrl + F4 Use to close the active virtual desktop.
Windows + Ctrl + D Used to create a virtual desktop.
Windows + Tab Use to open the Task View.
Windows + Spacebar Use to change the keyboard layout and input language.
Windows + Ctrl + Spacebar Use to change the previously selected input option.
Windows + Ctrl + Shift + Number (0-9 Use to open another instance as an administrator of the app in the number position in the taskbar.
Windows + Alt + Number (0-9) This will open the Jump List of the app in the number position in the taskbar.
Windows + Ctrl + Number (0-9) This will switch to the last active window of the app in the number position in the taskbar.
Windows + Shift + Number (0-9) This will open another instance of the app in the number position in the taskbar.
Windows + Number (0-9) This will open the app, in the number position in the taskbar.
Windows + Right arrow key For snap apps or windows right.
Windows + Left arrow key For the snap app or window left.
Windows + Shift + Right arrow key Use to move the active window to the monitor on the right.
Windows + Shift + Left arrow key Use to move the active window to the monitor on the left.
Windows + Shift + Down arrow key This will maximize or minimize active windows vertically while maintaining the width.
Windows + Shift + Up arrow key Use it to stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows + Shift + M Used to restore the minimized windows on the desktop.
Windows + Home Minimize or maximize all but on the active desktop window.
Windows + Down arrow key To minimize app windows.
Windows + Up arrow key To maximize app windows.
Windows + Comma (,) This will temporarily peek at the desktop.
Windows + Forward-slash (/) This will start IME reconversion.
Windows + Esc Use the Exit magnifier.
Windows + Minus (-) Use Zoom out using the magnifier.
Windows + Plus (+) Zoom in using the magnifier.
Windows + Ctrl + Enter Will open the Narrator.
Windows + P Key Open Project settings.
Windows + U Key Open Ease of Access settings.
Windows + W Key This will open the Windows Ink Workspace.
Windows + V Key Will open the Clipboard bin.
Windows + X Key Will open the Quick Link menu.
Windows + K Key To open connect settings.
Windows + R Key To open the Run command.
Windows + T Key Will cycle through apps in the taskbar.
Windows + Z Key Used to switch input between the desktop experience and Windows Mixed Reality.
Windows + J Key To set focus on a tip for Windows 10 when applicable.
Windows + H Key Will open a dictation feature.
Windows + E Key Will open File Explorer.
Windows + I Key Use to open Settings.

Shortcuts play a very crucial role in our day by day life. They save our time to do any task on our computer. So, I hope!; you will use these shortcuts while you will perform any task on your Windows 10 PC. Thanks.