Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows key
Open or close Start Menu.

Windows key + D
Display and hide the desktop.

Windows key + E
Open File Explorer.

Windows key + H
Open the Share charm.

Windows key + I
Open Settings.

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 + 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
Snap app windows left.

Windows key + Right
Snap app windows right.

Windows key + Up
Maximize app windows.

Windows key + Down
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
Switch between virtual desktops.

Windows key + Ctrl + F4
Close current virtual desktop.

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 foward.

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.