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Use These Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts, Command Prompt Hot Keys to Make Navigating Windows Faster

Microsoft has posted some of the new keyboard shortcuts that can be found in the recently released Windows 10 Technical Preview. Shortcuts have long been a part of the Windows OS and can help make things easier and faster for long-time Windows users.

These new shortcuts (via) include:

  • Snapping window: WIN + LEFT or RIGHT (can be used with UP or DOWN to get into quadrants)
  • Switch to recent window: ALT + TAB (unchanged) – Hold shows new Task view window view, let go and switches to app.
  • Task view: WIN + TAB – New Task view opens up and stays open.
  • Create new virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + D
  • Close current virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + F4
  • Switch virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + LEFT or RIGHT

There were also some new command prompt hot keys posted, some of which are listed below:

Text Selection

  • SHIFT + LEFT ARROW – Moves the cursor to the left one character, extending the selection.
  • SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW – Moves the cursor to the right one character, extending the selection.
  • SHIFT + UP ARROW – Selects text up line by line starting from the location of the insertion point.
  • SHIFT + DOWN ARROW – Extends text selection down one line, starting at the location of the insertion point.
  • SHIFT + PAGE DOWN – Extends selection down one screen.
  • SHIFT + PAGE UP – Extends selection up one screen.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW or CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW – Extends the selection one word to the left.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + HOME – Extend selection to the beginning of the screen buffer.
  • CTRL + SHIFT + END – Extend selection to the end of the screen buffer.

Editing Keys

  • CTRL + V or SHIFT + INS – Paste text into the command line.
  • CTRL + C or CTRL + INS – Copy selected text to the clipboard.
  • CTRL + M – Enter “Mark Mode” to move cursor within window.
  • CTRL + HOME – Move cursor to beginning of buffer.
  • CTRL + END – Move cursor to end of buffer.

History Navigation

  • CTRL + UP ARROW – Moves up one line in the output history.
  • CTRL + DOWN ARROW – Moves down one line in the output history.
  • CTRL + PAGE UP – Moves up one page in the output history.
  • CTRL + PAGE DOWN – Moves down one page in the output history.

Other

  • CTRL + F – Opens “Find” in console dialog.
  • ALT + F4 – Close the console window, of course!

If you are looking to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview but haven’t gotten around to it yet, make sure your system is ready for all that Modern UI mixed with classic goodness that the new Windows 10 offers.

Author: Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower and the Editor in Chief of Pocket And PC. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing and is also an aspiring violinist.

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