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Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) list, with some Windows 7 and 8 classics

Alongside new improvements and features, the OS also includes a bunch of shortcuts (hotkeys). Here are just a few for Windows 10 (you can find more here):

Shortcut Description
Windows Show the Windows 10 Start Menu
Windows + Tab Launch Windows 10 Task View
Windows + C 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 upper left quarter of your screen
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

Windows 10 Start menu, Win10 Start Screen, Windows 10 apps

And, of course, some shortcuts known from previous Windows versions still work:

Shortcut Description
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 setup)
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 + 1opens 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.
Alt + F4 Close current window, unless you’re on your Windows desktop. If you’re on your desktop, this function opens the Power dialogue to shut down, restart, sleep mode, sign out or switch users

There may be some shortcuts I forgot, and if so, please let me know in the comments.

Josh Robert Nay

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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