Increase Productivity with the Ultimate List of Windows 10 Shortcuts




Who doesn't desire more productivity in their workday? A simple way to maximize your time when using a computer is to have a go-to list of shortcuts that you can learn and memorize to cut down on the time it takes to do regular every day tasks.


Below you'll find a list of 50 Windows 10 shortcuts that can help you cut down on the time it takes to complete day to day tasks. Do you have a favorite shortcut that you don't see on our ultimate list? Let us know and we may add it to our list.


Windows key | Open or close Start Menu.

Windows key + A | Open Action center.

Windows key + C | Open Cortana in listening mode.

Windows key + D | Display and hide the desktop.

Windows key + E | Open File Explorer.

Windows key + G | Open Game bar when a game is open.

Windows key + H | Open the Share charm.

Windows key + I | Open Settings.

Windows key + K | Open the Connect quick action.

Windows key + L | Lock your PC or switch accounts.

Windows key + M | Minimize all windows.

Windows key + R | Open Run dialog box.

Windows key + S | Open Search.

Windows key + U | Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows key + X | Open Quick Link menu.

Windows key + Number | Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Windows key + Left arrow key | Snap app windows left.

Windows key + Right arrow key | Snap app windows right.

Windows key + Up arrow key | Maximize app windows.

Windows key + Down arrow key | Minimize app windows.

Windows key + Comma | Temporarily peek at the desktop.

Windows key + Ctrl +D | Add a virtual desktop.

Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow | Switch between virtual desktops.

Windows key + Ctrl + F4 | Close current virtual desktop.

Windows key + Enter | Open Narrator.

Windows key + Home | Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke).

Windows key + PrtScn | Capture a screenshot and save in Screenshots folder.

Windows key + Shift + Up arrow | Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.

Windows key + Tab | Open Task view.

Windows key + "+" key | Zoom in using the magnifier.

Windows key + "-" key | Zoom out using the magnifier.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc | Open Task Manager.

Alt + Tab | Switch between open apps.

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.

Ctrl + Alt +Tab | View open apps

Ctrl + C | Copy selected items to clipboard.

Ctrl + X | Cut selected items.

Ctrl + V | Paste content from clipboard.

Ctrl + A | Select all content.

Ctrl + Z | Undo an action.

Ctrl + Y | Redo an action.

Ctrl + D | Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.

Ctrl + Esc | Open the Start Menu.

Ctrl + Shift | Switch the keyboard layout.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc | Open Task Manager.

Ctrl + F4 | Close the active window.

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