Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
It has been over a week since the Windows 10 OS launch and as at the time of writing this post around 65 Million devices are reportedly running the OS (and more are still counting).
For those having valid Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 OS licenses can make the switch to the new OS for free. Those running other version will have to purchase it; Windows 10 Home Edition will cost you $99.99 while Windows 10 Pro costs $199.99.
Those who have made the upgrade would have noticed Microsoft introduced new features such as Cortana and Virtual Desktop which is not present in older versions; and as such new keyboard shortcuts come in play for them.
We bring to you some of the recent Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts:
Windows 10 keyboard shortcut and Description
• Windows key + Tab: To activate Task View.
• Windows key + A: To activate Action Center.
• Windows key + C: To activate Cortana with speech.
• Windows key + D: To view desktop.
• Windows key + E: To Launch File Explorer.
• Windows key + G: To take screenshot or launch the new Xbox game bar to let you record games.
• Windows key + H: To activate share feature in Windows 10 apps.
• Windows key + I: To open Windows 10 settings
• Windows key + K: To activate Connect feature to stream to wireless displays and audio devices
• Windows key + L: To lock a machine
• Windows key + P: To project to a screen
• Windows key + R: To run a command
• Windows key + S: To activate Cortana/Open search
• Windows key + X: To open power user features
• Windows key + Left / Right: To snaps apps to the side of a screen (Snapping Window)
• Windows Key + Left/Right/Up/Down: To get into Quadrants. Quadrants is the new Snap view mode which pin apps to four corners of the screen.
• Windows key + Ctrl + D: To creates a new virtual desktop
• Windows key + Ctrl + F4: To close virtual desktop
• Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right: To switch between virtual desktops
• Windows key + Shift + Left or Right: To move apps from one monitor to another
• Windows key + 1 / 2 / 3/4 …: Open programs that are pinned on the taskbar. The apps are opened according to the number.
• ALT + Tab: Switch between open apps
• CTRL + Alt + TAB: View open apps
• CTRL + Shift + Esc
• Windows Key + Home: Minimize all operations
For those using TrackPad: Swiping three fingers Left or Right Switch between one app to another; Swiping three fingers Up shows the new Task view and tapping three fingers will activate Cortana.
There are several Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts, some of them have been used on previous Windows versions and is still being used. Shortcuts or HotKeys like Ctrl + V (Paste), Ctrl + C (Copy), Ctrl + A (Select All) are also still in use.
Did we miss any new Keyboard shortcut of note? Let us know through the comment box below.