Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcut Action
Windows logo key Open or close Start Menu.
Windows logo key + A Open Action center.
Windows logo key + C Open Cortana in listening mode.
Windows logo key + D Display and hide the desktop.
Windows logo key + E Open File Explorer.
Windows logo key + F Open Feedback Hub
Windows logo key + G Open Game bar when a game is open.
Windows logo key + H Open the Share charm.
Windows logo key + I Open Settings.
Windows logo key + K Open the Connect quick action.
Windows logo key + L Lock your PC or switch accounts.
Windows logo key + M Minimize all windows.
Windows logo key + O Lock device orientation
Windows logo key + P Choose a presentation display mode
Windows logo key + R Open Run dialog box.
Windows logo key + S Open Search.
Windows logo key + T Cycle through apps on the taskbar
Windows logo key + U Open Ease of Access Center.
Windows logo key + X Open Quick Link menu.
Windows logo key + Z Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode
Windows logo key + Number Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key + Left arrow key Snap app windows left.
Windows logo key + Right arrow key Snap app windows right.
Windows logo key + Up arrow key Maximize app windows.
Windows logo key + Down arrow key Minimize app windows.
Windows logo key + Comma Temporarily peek at the desktop.
Windows logo key + Ctrl +D Add a virtual desktop.
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops.
Windows logo key + Ctrl + F4 Close current virtual desktop.
Windows logo key + Enter Open Narrator.
Windows logo key + Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke).
Windows logo key + PrtScn Capture a screenshot and save in Screenshots folder.
Windows logo key + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows logo key + Tab Open Task view.
Windows logo key + "+" key Zoom in using the magnifier.
Windows logo key + "-" key Zoom out using the magnifier.
Windows logo key + Pause Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key + Ctrl + F Search for PCs (if you're on a network)
Windows logo key + Shift + M Restore minimized windows on the desktop
Windows logo key + number Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.
Windows logo key + Shift + number Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key + Ctrl + number Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key + Alt + number Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + number Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator
Windows logo key + Up arrow Maximize the window
Windows logo key + Down arrow Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window
Windows logo key + Left arrow Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen
Windows logo key + Right arrow Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen
Windows logo key + Home Minimize all except the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)
Windows logo key + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
Windows logo key + Shift + Down arrow Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width
Windows logo key + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrow Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another
Windows logo key + Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Spacebar Change to a previously selected input
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Enter Open Narrator
Windows logo key + forward slash (/) Begin IME reconversion
Windows logo key + plus (+) or minus (-) Zoom in or out using Magnifier
Windows logo key + Esc Exit Magnifier
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.
Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.
Alt + Left arrow key Go back.
Alt + Right arrow key Go foward.
Alt + Page Up Move up one screen.
Alt + Page down Move down one screen.
Alt + F8 Show your password on the sign-in screen
Alt + Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Alt + underlined letter Perform the command for that letter
Alt + Enter Display properties for the selected item
Alt + Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window
Ctrl + Tab Move forward through tabs
Ctrl + Alt +Tab View open apps
Ctrl + C Copy selected items to clipboard.
Ctrl + X Cut selected items.
Ctrl + V Paste content from clipboard.
Ctrl + A Select all content.
Ctrl + Z Undo an action.
Ctrl + Y Redo an action.
Ctrl + D Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.
Ctrl + M Enter Mark mode
Ctrl + Esc Open the Start Menu.
Ctrl + Shift Switch the keyboard layout.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.
Ctrl + F4 Close the active window.
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Move back through tabs
Ctrl + number (number 1–9) Move to nth tab
F2 Rename the selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder in File Explorer
F4 Display the address bar list in File Explorer
F4 Display the items in the active list
F5 Refresh the active window
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activate the Menu bar in the active app
Shift + F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document
Shift + Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Right arrow Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Left arrow Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
Esc Stop or leave the current task
Tab Move forward through options
Shift + Tab Move back through options
Alt + underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that is used with that letter
Spacebar Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons