Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Here are many useful Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts. For the latest Windows shortcuts, please see our Windows 11 Keyboard Shortcuts page. Try Ctrl + F or F3 to search for keywords on this page.

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Windows – Open Start menu
Windows + A – Open Action Center
Windows + U – Open Ease of Access Center
Windows + F1 – How to Get Help
Windows + B – Focus in Notification Area
Windows + I – Settings
Windows + C – Cortana (Talk to her) (Keyboard shortcut option must be set in Cortana settings)
Windows + S – Search (including Cortana)
Windows + D – Show Desktop
Windows + T – Cycle through Taskbar Apps
Windows + E – Open File Explorer
Windows + Shift + Enter – Open UWP apps in Full Screen
Ctrl + F1 – Expand File Explorer ribbon
Windows + H – Open Share charm
Windows + Ctrl + D – New Virtual Desktop
Windows + Ctrl + F4 – Close Virtual Desktop
Windows + Ctrl + Left Arrow – Switch Virtual Desktop (left)
Windows + Ctrl + Right Arrow – Switch Virtual Desktop (right)
Windows + PrtScn – Save Screenshot
Alt + PrtScn – Save Screenshot of window
Windows + Ctrl + Enter – Open Narrator
Ctrl + Mouse wheel – Zoom in/out on the fly
Windows + +/- – Zoom in or Zoom out
Windows + X – Start Button Context Menu
Windows + X, then P – Open Control Panel
Windows + Left Arrow – Snap Window to left
Windows + Right Arrow – Snap Window to right
Windows + Up Arrow – Maximize Window (or move side window up)
Windows + Down Arrow – Restore Down Window (or move side window down – then Minimize)

General Windows

F1 – Help
Windows + L – Lock the computer
F2 – Rename object
F3 – Find / Search
F5 – Refresh window
Alt + Tab – Switch between open items
Alt + F4 – Close program / window
Windows – Open Start menu
Ctrl + Esc – Open Start menu
F11 – Full Screen
Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Windows Task Manager
Shift + Del – Delete selection immediately
Alt + Left Arrow – Back a page
Alt + Right Arrow – Forward a page

Windows programs

Ctrl + C – Copy
Ctrl + X – Cut
Ctrl + V – Paste
Ctrl + Z – Undo
Ctrl + Y – Redo
Ctrl + A – Select All
Ctrl + B – Bold
Ctrl + I – Italic
Ctrl + U – Underline
Ctrl + P – Print
Ctrl + Right Arrow – Next word
Ctrl + Left Arrow – Previous word
Ctrl + Down Arrow – Next paragraph
Ctrl + Up Arrow – Previous paragraph
Esc – Cancel the current task

What are your most-used keyboard shortcuts?

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