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General Windows 10 Shortcuts

F1[Display Help]

F2[Rename the selected item]

F3[Search for a file or folder]

F4[Display the address bar list in File Explorer]

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]

ALT + F4[Close the active item, or exit the active app]

ALT + ESC [Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened]

ALT + Underlined Letter in menus and dialog box options [Perform the command for that letter]

ALT + ENTER [Display properties for the selected item]

ALT + SPACEBAR [Open the shortcut menu for the active window]

ALT + LEFT ARROW [Back]

ALT + RIGHT ARROW [Forward]

ALT + PAGE UP [Move up one screen]

ALT + PAGE DOWN [Move down one screen]

ALT + TAB [Switch between open apps (except desktop apps)]

CTRL + F4[Close the active document (in apps that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)]

CTRL + A [Select all items in a document or window]

CTRL + C or CTRL + INSERT [Copy the selected item]

CTRL + D / DELETE [DELETE the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin]

CTRL + R or F5[Refresh the active window]

CTRL + V or SHIFT + INSERT [Paste the selected item]

CTRL + X [Cut the selected item]

CTRL + Y [Redo an action]

CTRL + Z [Undo an action]

CTRL +[Zoom in or out of a large NUMBER of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen]

CTRL + mouse scroll wheel [Change the size of desktop icons or zoom in or out of a large NUMBER of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen]

CTRL + RIGHT ARROW [Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word]

CTRL + LEFT ARROW [Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word]

CTRL + DOWN ARROW [Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph]

CTRL + UP ARROW [Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph]

CTRL + ALT + TAB [Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps]

CTRL + ARROW + SPACEBAR [Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop]

CTRL + SHIFT + ARROW [Select a block of text]

CTRL + ESC [Open the Start screen]

CTRL + SHIFT + ESC [Open Task Manager]

CTRL + SHIFT [Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available]

CTRL + SPACEBAR [Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off]

SHIFT + F10[Display the shortcut menu for the selected item]

SHIFT + ARROW [Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within 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]

Windows key Windows 10 Shortcuts

Win + F1[Open Windows Help and support]

Win [Display or hide the Start screen]

Win + B [Set focus in the notification area]

Win + C [Open Charms]

Win + D [Display and hide the desktop]

Win + E [Open File Explorer]

Win + F [Open the Search charm and search for files]

Win + H [Open the Share charm]

Win + I [Open the Settings charm]

Win + K [Open the Devices charm]

Win + L [Lock your PC or switch people]

Win + M [Minimize all windows]

Win + O [Lock device orientation]

Win + P [Choose a presentation display mode]

Win + Q [Open the Search charm to search everywhere or within the open app (if the app supports app search)]

Win + R [Open the Run dialog box]

Win + S [Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web]

Win + T [Cycle through apps on the taskbar]

Win + U [Open Ease of Access Center]

Win + V [Cycle through notifications]

Win + SHIFT + V [Cycle through notifications in reverse order]

Win + W [Open the Search charm and search for settings]

Win + X [Open the Quick Link menu]

Win + Z [Show the commands available in the app]

Win +[Temporarily peek at the desktop]

Win + PAUSE [Display the System Properties dialog box]

Win + CTRL + F [Search for PCs (if you’re on a network)]

Win + SHIFT + M [Restore minimized windows on the desktop]

Win +(NUMBER 1-9)[Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, it switches to that app.]

Win + SHIFT +[Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number]

Win + CTRL +(NUMBER 1-9)[Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number]

Win + ALT +(NUMBER 1-9)[Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number]

Win + CTRL + SHIFT +(NUMBER 1-9)[Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator]

Win + TAB [Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)]

Win + CTRL + TAB [Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)]

Win + SHIFT + TAB [Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order]

Win + CTRL + B [Switch to the app that displayed a message in the notification area]

Win + UP ARROW [Maximize the window]

Win + DOWN ARROW [Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window]

Win + LEFT ARROW [Maximize the app or desktop window to the LEFT side of the screen]

Win + RIGHT ARROW [Maximize the app or desktop window to the RIGHT side of the screen]

Win + HOME [Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on the second stroke)]

Win + SHIFT + UP ARROW [Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen]

Win + SHIFT + DOWN ARROW [Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width]

Win + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW or RIGHT ARROW [Move an app or window to the desktop from one monitor to another]

Win + SPACEBAR [Switch input language and keyboard layout]

Win + CTRL + SPACEBAR [Change to a previously selected input]

Win + ENTER [Open Narrator]

Win + SHIFT +[Cycle through open apps]

Win +[Cycle through open apps]

Win +[Initiate IME reconversion]

Win + ALT + ENTER [Open WindowsMedia Center]

Win +[Zoom in or out using Magnifier]

Win + ESC [Exit Magnifier]


Dialog box Windows 10 Shortcuts

F1[Display Help]

F4[Display the items in the active list]

CTRL + TAB [Move forward through tabs]

CTRL + SHIFT + TAB [Move back through tabs]

CTRL +[Move to nth tab]

TAB [Move forward through options]

SHIFT + TAB [Move back through options]

ALT + Underlined Letter in menus and dialog box options [Perform the command (or select the option) that goes 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]
ALT + D [Select the address bar]

File explorer Windows 10 Shortcuts

CTRL + E [Select the search box]

CTRL + F [Select the search box]

CTRL + N [Open a new window]

CTRL + W [Close the current window]

CTRL + mouse scroll wheel [Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons]

CTRL + SHIFT + E [Display all folders above the selected folder]

CTRL + SHIFT + N [Create a new folder]

NUM LOCK +[Display all subfolders under the selected folder]

NUM LOCK +[Display the contents of the selected folder]

NUM LOCK +[Collapse the selected folder]

ALT + P [Display the preview pane]

ALT + ENTER [Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item]

ALT + RIGHT ARROW [View the next folder]

ALT + UP ARROW [View the folder that the folder was in]

ALT + LEFT ARROW [View the previous folder]

BACKSPACE [View the previous folder]

RIGHT ARROW [Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder]

LEFT ARROW [Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in]

END [Display the bottom of the active window]

Taskbar Windows 10 Shortcuts

SHIFT + Click a Taskbar Button [Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app]

CTRL + SHIFT + Click a Taskbar Button [Open an app as an administrator]

SHIFT + Right-click a Taskbar Button [Show the window menu for the app]

SHIFT + Right-click a Grouped Taskbar Button [Show the window menu for the groUP]

CTRL + Click a Grouped Taskbar Button [Cycle through the windows of the groUP]
HOME [Display the top of the active window]

F11[Maximize or minimize the active window]

 

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