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These keyboard shortcuts every Windows 10 user should know

Written by Matti Vähäkainu @ 07 Jan 2019 4:25 User comments (3)

These keyboard shortcuts every Windows 10 user should know Most Windows users know at least a few common keyboard shortcuts that save some time and effort when opening up apps or performing tasks.
However, there are dozens of such shortcuts that can aid Windows 10 users and improve the efficiency, especially when you have to work on said platform.

We've gathered some of the more important shortcuts here that have helped us be more productive but you might not be aware of. Without further ado.

Windows + A: Open/close Notification Center

Windows + I: Open Windows Settings

Windows + D: Reveal/unreveal desktop

Windows + X: Open context menu (right mouse button) of Start Menu

Windows + R: Open Run dialog

Windows + L: Lock device

Windows + P: Choose screen projection (for external displays)

Windows + Pause: Open System information

Windows + number: Open application from the task bar (number from the left)

Windows + arrow: Snap windows to left or right edge, or minimize/maximize it

Windows + Tab: Open Task View (includes all windows and desktops)

Windows + Ctrl + D: Create a new virtual desktop

Windows + Ctrl + F4: Close active virtual desktop

Windows + Ctrl + arrow: Switch between virtual desktops

Windows + Print Screen: Take a screenshot and save it to Pictures/screenshots folder

Windows + Space bar: Change keyboard input language

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Futhermore you might want to use Start Menu as a application launcher. Pressing the Windows button and typing commands like "cmd" or "regedit" open up Command Prompt and Registry Editor respectively.

Also a lot of people use CTRL+ALT+DELETE combination to access Task Manager but instead of it you can open the Task Manager straight away with CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.

These are our favorite keyboard shortcuts, but as mentioned there are lots more. The entire, exhaustive list can be found here. Let us know in the comments if there are any of your favorites that we didn't mention.

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3 user comments

117.1.2019 07:28

Incase you don't speak Finnish,
Windows + Ctrl + nuolinäppäin = Windows + Ctrl + Number Key
Windows + välilyönti = Windows + Spacebar

217.1.2019 08:20

Originally posted by soeno:
Incase you don't speak Finnish,
Windows + Ctrl + nuolinäppäin = Windows + Ctrl + Number Key
Windows + välilyönti = Windows + Spacebar

Thanks!

35.2.2019 11:27

Originally posted by soeno:
Incase you don't speak Finnish,
Windows + Ctrl + nuolinäppäin = Windows + Ctrl + Number Key
Windows + välilyönti = Windows + Spacebar

Thanks, fixed those! (Although the first one is Windows + Ctrl + arrow) :)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Feb 2019 @ 11:28

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