Download Windows 10 Shortcut Keys List in Excel & PDF (.xls, .xlsx, .pdf)

Using shortcuts makes you more efficient at doing certain tasks on your computer. When you’re not necessarily reaching for the mouse every second and once you start using shortcuts each day, you’ll start noticing a boost to productivity. This quick shortcut lets you do more with less effort.

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or combinations of keys that provide an alternate way to do something you’d typically do with a mouse.

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Copy, Paste, and General Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

Ctrl + X Cut the selected item
Ctrl + C (or
Ctrl + Insert)
Copy the selected item
Ctrl + V (or
Shift + Insert)
Paste the selected item
Ctrl + Z Undo an action
Alt + Tab Switch between open apps
Alt + F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app
Windows Key + L Lock your PC
Windows Key + D Display and hide the desktop
F2 Rename the selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder in File Explorer
F4 Display the address bar list in File Explorer
F5 Refresh the active window
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activate the Menu bar in the active app
Alt + F8 Show your password on the sign-in screen
Alt + Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Alt +
underlined letter
Perform the command for that letter
Alt + Enter Display properties for the selected item
Alt + Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window
Alt + ← Go back
Alt + → Go forward
Alt + Page Up Move up one screen
Alt + Page Down Move down one screen
Ctrl + F4 Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time)
Ctrl + A Select all items in a document or window
Ctrl + D (or Delete) Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Ctrl + R (or F5) Refresh the active window
Ctrl + Y Redo an action
Ctrl + → Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl + ← Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl + ↓ Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl + ↑ Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl + Alt +
Tab
Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps
Ctrl + Alt +
Shift + arrow keys
When a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified
Ctrl + arrow key (to move to an item) +
Spacebar
Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl + Shift
with an arrow key
Select a block of text
Ctrl + Esc Open Start
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager
Ctrl + Shift Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available
Ctrl + Spacebar Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off
Shift + F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document
Shift + Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
Esc Stop or leave the current task

Shortcut with Windows Key

windows 10 keyboard shortcut keys

Windows Key Open or close Start
Windows Key + A Open Action center
Windows Key + B Set focus in the notification area
Windows Key + Shift + C Open Cortana in listening mode
Note: Cortana is available only in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere.
Windows Key + D Display and hide the desktop
Windows Key + Alt + D Display and hide the date and time on the desktop
Windows Key + E Open File Explorer
Windows Key + F Open Feedback Hub
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 + J Set focus to a Windows tip when one is available.
When a Windows tip appears, bring focus to the Tip.
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 + O Lock device orientation
Windows Key + P Choose a presentation display mode
Windows Key + R Open the Run dialog box
Windows Key + S Open search
Windows Key + T Cycle through apps on the taskbar
Windows Key + U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows Key + V Cycle through notifications
Windows Key + Shift + V Cycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows Key + X Open the Quick Link menu
Windows Key + Z Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode
Windows Key + comma (,) Temporarily peek at the desktop
Windows Key + Pause Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows Key + Ctrl + F Search for PCs (if you’re on a network)
Windows Key + Shift + M Restore minimized windows on the desktop
Windows Key + number Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the
the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.
Windows 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 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 Key + Alt +
number
Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the
the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows 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 Key + Tab Open Task view
Windows Key + ↑ Maximize the window
Windows Key + ↓ Remove the current app from the screen or minimize the desktop window
Windows Key + ← Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen
Windows Key + → Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen
Windows Key + Home Minimize all except the active desktop window (restores all windows
on the second stroke)
Windows Key + Shift + ↑ Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
Windows Key + Shift + ↓ Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width
Windows Key + Shift + ← or → Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another
Windows Key + Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + Ctrl + Spacebar Change to a previously selected input
Windows Key + Enter Open Narrator
Windows Key + / Begin IME reconversion
Windows Key + plus (+) or
minus (-)
Zoom in or out using Magnifier
Windows Key  + Esc Exit Magnifier

Command Prompt Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

Ctrl + C (or Ctrl
+ Insert)
Copy the selected text
Ctrl + V (or Shift
+ Insert)
Paste the selected text
Ctrl + M Enter Mark mode
Alt + selection key Begin selection in block mode
Arrow keys Move the cursor in the direction specified
Page up Move the cursor by one page up
Page down Move the cursor by one page down
Ctrl + Home
(Mark mode)
Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer
Ctrl + End (Mark
mode)
Move the cursor to the end of the buffer
Ctrl + ↑ Move up one line in the output history
Ctrl + ↓ Move down one line in the output history
Ctrl + Home (History
navigation)
If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the top of the buffer. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the left of the cursor in
the command line.
Ctrl + End
(History navigation)
If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the command
line. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the right of the cursor in the command line.

Virtual desktops Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

Windows Key + Tab Open Task view
Windows Key + Ctrl + D Add a virtual desktop
Windows Key + Ctrl + → Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right
Windows Key + Ctrl + ← Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left
Windows Key + Ctrl + F4 Close the virtual desktop you’re using

Taskbar Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

Shift + click a
taskbar button
Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app
Ctrl + Shift +
click a taskbar button
Open an app as an administrator
Shift + right-click
a taskbar button
Show the window menu for the app
Shift + right-click
a grouped taskbar button
Show the window menu for the group
Ctrl + click a grouped taskbar
button
Cycle through the windows of the group

 

Settings Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

Windows Key + I Open settings
Backspace Go back to the settings home page
Type on any page with
search box
Search settings

Dialog Box Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

F4 Display the items in the active list
Ctrl + Tab Move forward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift +
Tab
Move back through tabs
Ctrl + number
(number 1–9)
Move to nth tab
Tab Move forward through options
Shift + Tab Move back through options
Alt + underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that is used with that letter
Spacebar Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

File Explorer Shortcut Keys for Windows 10

Alt + D Select the address bar
Ctrl + E Select the search box
Ctrl + F Select the search box
Ctrl + N Open a new window
Ctrl + W Close the active window
Ctrl + mouse scroll wheel Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Ctrl + Shift + E Display all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl + Shift + N Create a new folder
Num Lock + * Display all subfolders under the selected folder
Num Lock + plus (+) Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock +
minus (-)
Collapse the selected folder
Alt + P Display the preview panel
Alt + Enter Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt + → View the next folder
Alt + ↑ View the folder that the folder was in
Alt + ← View the previous folder
Backspace View the previous folder
Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first
subfolder
Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the folder
that the folder was in
End Display the bottom of the active window
Home Display the top of the active window
F11 Maximize or minimize the active window

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