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Many users know how useful and helpful the keyboard shortcuts are in daily life. A simple press of some keys instead of the multiple mouse clicks makes your operation much easier to function with.

However, learning all the shortcuts and their functions is slightly difficult. You can memorize and apply the required shortcuts in your day to day life.

Here are the keyboard shortcuts and their actions to give you a better Windows 10 experience.

Keyboard Shortcut


Windows key Key to open or close the Start Menu.
Windows key + A Direct to the Action center
Windows key + C Start Cortana in listening mode
Windows key + D Key to display or hide the desktop
Windows key + E Tool keys to open the File Explorer
Windows key + G Opens the Game bar while the game is open
Windows key + H Tool keys to open the Share charm
Windows key + I Directs to the Settings option
Windows key + K Keys to the Connect quick action
Windows key + L Tool keys used to switch accounts or Lock your PC
Windows key + M Minimizes all the windows on the screen
Windows key + R Tool keys to open the Run dialog box
Windows key + S Opens the Search dialog box
Windows key + U Directs to the Ease of Access Center
Windows key + X Tool keys to open the Quick Link menu
Windows key + Number It opens the app pinned to your Windows taskbar. The position of that app is tagged by a number
Windows key + Left arrow key It snaps the app windows to left.
Windows key + Right arrow key It snaps the app windows to right.
Windows key + Up arrow key To maximize app windows.
Windows key + Down arrow key To minimize app windows.
Windows key + Comma To get a quick-peek at the desktop
Windows key + Ctrl +D It adds a virtual desktop.
Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow For switching between virtual desktops.
Windows key + Ctrl + F4 Close the current virtual desktop.
Windows key + Enter To launch the Narrator
Windows key + Home It minimizes all but the active desktop window. If you press it again, all windows get restored.
Windows key + PrtScn It takes a screenshot and saves it the Screenshots folder
Windows key + Shift + Up/Down arrow To stretch the desktop window to the top and/or bottom of the screen.
Windows key + Tab This opens the Task view.
Windows key + “+” key To zoom in
Windows key + “-” key To zoom out
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Launch the Task Manager.
Alt + Tab Toggle between active apps.
Alt + Left arrow key Jump back.
Alt + Right arrow key Go forward.
Alt + Page Up Move one screen above
Alt + Page down Move screen below
Ctrl + Alt +Tab To view all open apps
Ctrl + C To copy selected items to the clipboard.
Ctrl + X To cut/delete/remove selected items.
Ctrl + V Paste clipboard items
Ctrl + A Select all items
Ctrl + Z To undo any action
Ctrl + Y To redo any action.
Ctrl + D To delete the selected item. It moves the item to the Recycle Bin/Trash.
Ctrl + Esc Open the Start Menu.
Ctrl + Shift Change the keyboard layout
Ctrl + F4 To close only the active window.

Hope the above guide of keyboard shortcuts and their actions is useful to you and enhances your Windows programming experience.

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