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Show the Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows + Tab
Launch Windows 10 Task View
Windows + Q
Search the web and Windows with Cortana (speech)
Windows + S
Search the web and Windows with Cortana (keyboard input)
Windows + I
Open Windows 10 settings
Windows + A
Open Windows 10 notifications
Windows + L
Lock your Windows 10 device
Windows + Ctrl + D
Create new virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + F4
Close current virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + [Left][Right]
Switch between virtual desktops
Windows + [Left][Right][Up][Down]
Position windows on your screen
E.g. Windows + [Left] moves the current window to the left half of your screen.
If you use Windows + [Up] afterwards, the current window will be placed in the u
pper left quarter of your screen.
And, what s very handy in my opinion: If you release the Windows key after positio
ning a window, Task View shows up on the opposite side of the positioned window
to select and position another app.
Windows + H
Share content (if supported by current app)
Windows + K
Connect to wireless displays and audio devices
Windows + X
Open Start button context menu
Windows + G
Opens the Windows 10 Game Bar to take game screenshots and record gaming videos
of Windows 10 games (works in any game app, e.g. Microsoft Solitaire Collection)
Windows + D
Show Windows desktop
Windows + E
Open Windows Explorer
Windows + Space
Switch keyboard input language (if you have added at least a second one)
Windows + Shift + [Left][Right]
Move current Window from one monitor to another (when using a multiple monitor s
Windows + [1][2][3][ ]
Open programs that are pinned to task bar
E.g. if first pinned program on your task bar is Windows Explorer (from left to
right), the shortcut Windows + 1 opens Windows Explorer for you.
Windows + R
Run a command
Windows + P
Project a screen
Alt + Tab
Switch to previous window
Alt + Space
Restore, move, size, minimize, maximize or close current window. Also works like
a charm for Windows 10 modern apps.
Alt + F4

a) Close current window

b) If you re on your Windows 10 desktop, open Power dialogue to shut down or resta
rt Windows, put your device in sleep mode, sign out or switch the current user
What do you think about these shortcuts? Which ones do you like and which ones d
o you think should be changed? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Window Snapping
Windows 10 offers improved support for Snap
known as Aero Snap on Windows 7. You c
an now snap windows vertically one on top of each other, instead of side-by-side
or snap windows to a 22 grid.
Windows Key + Left
Snap current window to the left side of the screen.
Windows Key + Right
Snap current window the the right side of the screen.
Windows Key + Up Snap current window to the top of the screen.
Windows Key + Down Snap current window to the bottom of the screen.
Combine these shortcuts to snap into a corner
for example, Windows Key + Left an
d then Windows Key + Up would snap a window into the top-left quadrant of the sc
reen. The first two keyboard shortcuts aren t new, but the way they work with the
22 snapping feature is.
(You can also use the mouse
drag and drop a window to the left or right edges of
your screen, or drag and drop them into one of the four corners to snap into qu
Task View / Window
The Task View is a
virtual desktops
clicking the Task
d shortcuts:

new interface that combined an Expos-like window switching and
an awful lot like Mission Control on Mac OS X. In addition to
View button on the taskbar to open it, you can use these keyboar

Windows Key + Tab

This opens the new Task View interface, and it stays open
can release the keys. Only windows from your current virtual desktop will appear
in the Task View list, and you can use the virtual desktop switcher at the bott
om of the screen to switch between virtual desktops.
Alt + Tab This isn t a new keyboard shortcut, and it works just like you d expect it
to. Pressing Alt+Tab lets you switch between your open Windows. Tap Tab again t
o flip between windows and release the keys to select a window. Alt+Tab now uses
the new Task View-style larger thumbnails. Unlike Windows Key + Tab, Alt + Tab
lets you switch between open windows on all virtual desktops.
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Virtual Desktops
How to Use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10
There are also some keyboard shortcuts for quickly managing virtual desktops.
Windows Key + Ctrl
Windows Key + Ctrl
Windows Key + Ctrl
Sadly, there s not
virtual desktops.

+ D Create a new virtual desktop and switch to it

+ F4
Close the current virtual desktop.
+ Left / Right
Switch to the virtual desktop on the left or r
yet a key combination that will move the current window between
How about Windows Key + Shift + Ctrl + Left / Right please, M


Command Prompt

alt+ctr for rotating screen

How to Power Up the Windows 10 Command Prompt with CTRL+C and CTRL+V
The new Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts may not be enabled by default, so be s
ure to open the Command Prompt s properties window and enable them first.
Copying and Pasting Text / Ctrl Key Shortcuts
Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert Pastes text at the cursor.
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert
Copies the selected text to the clipboard.
Ctrl + A Select all text in the current line if the line contains text. If it s an
empty line, select all text in the Command Prompt.
42+ Text-Editing Keyboard Shortcuts That Work Almost Everywhere
Selecting Text / Shift Key Shortcuts: Many of the standard Shift key shortcuts f
or text editing now finally work in the Command Prompt! These include:
Shift + Left / Right / Up / Down Moves the cursor left a character, right a char
acter, up a line, or down a line, selecting the text along the way. Continue pre
ssing arrow keys to select more text.
Ctrl + Shift + Left / Right
Moves the cursor one word to the left or right, sele
cting that word along the way.
Shift + Home / End Moves the cursor to the beginning or end of the current line,
selecting text along the way.
Shift + Page Up / Page Down
Moves the cursor up or down a screen, selecting text
Ctrl + Shift + Home / End Moves the cursor to the beginning or end of the screen
buffer, selecting all text between the cursor and the beginning or end of the Com
mand Prompt s output.
More Shortcuts
Ctrl + Up / Down
Moves one line up or down in the Command Prompt s history it s like
using the scroll bar.
Ctrl + Page Up / Page Down Moves one page up or down in the Command Prompt s histo
ry it s like scrolling even farther.
Ctrl + M Enter mark mode, which helps for selecting text. Previously, the only way
to do this was by right-clicking in the Command Prompt and selecting Mark. Than
ks to the new Shift key shortcuts, this mode is no longer as important.
Ctrl + F Opens a Find dialog for searching the Command Prompt s output.
Alt + F4 Closes the Command Prompt window.