40 New Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Here is a list of 40 Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts to perform everyday tasks efficiently on your PC. The new operating system has included a number of new keyboard shortcuts to facilitate work in the day to day of all those accustomed to using the computer keyboard, depending on the least possible use of mouse. Now you can manage virtual desktops, open the Microsoft Edge browser and even activate Cortana to mouse, without wasting time going around to find it. Take a look at Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts, some of these shortcuts might already be familiar to you.

Windows 10 New Keyboard Shortcuts

Opens the Task Manager – Windows + Tab

Create a new virtual desktop – Windows + Ctrl + D

Display and hide the desktop – Windows key + D

Changes to the virtual desktop to the right. – Windows + Ctrl + Right Arrow

Changes to the virtual desktop to the left. – Ctrl + Windows + Left Arrow

Ctrl + Alt +Tab  – View open apps

Windows + A – Open the activity center.

Windows + S – Open the browser.

Windows + Q – Open Cortana if we have activated ready to write.

Windows + C – Open Cortana listening mode to start dictation.

Windows key + X – Opens the context menu of the Start button.

Windows + I – Open the Windows 10 settings.

Windows + G – Open the new game menu while you are running one to record the game or take snapshots.

Windows + H Open menu to share.

Lock your PC or switch accounts – Windows key + L 

Windows key + E – Open File Explorer

Windows + Ctrl + F4 – Closes the virtual desktop you are currently using.

Windows + Left Arrow – Adjust and place the window where you are on the left side of the screen.

Windows + Right Arrow – Adjust and place the window where you are on the right side of the screen.

Windows + Up Arrow – Adjust and place the window in which you are at the top of the screen.

Windows + Down Arrow – Adjust and place the window in which you are at the bottom of the screen.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Open Task Manager

Ctrl + F – Opens a Find dialog for searching the Command Prompt’s output.

Alt + F4 – Closes the Command Prompt window.

Common Windows keyboard shortcuts

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

Windows key + Enter – Open Narrator

Ctrl + C – Copy an item to the clipboard.

Ctrl + X – Cut an item and place it in the clipboard.

Ctrl + V – paste the item we have in the Clipboard.

Ctrl + Z – Undo an action.

Alt + Tab – Switching between open applications.

Alt + F4 – Close an item or open application.

Windows + L -> Lock session and display the window switch user.

Windows + D -> Show your desktop or return to applications.

Microsoft will hopefully add even more keyboard shortcuts as they continue developing Windows 10.

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