New Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Last Updated: October 21, 2015

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Windows 10 is the latest and best windows so far. We already have different shortcuts for existing windows and now there are new windows 10 keyboard shortcuts. Many of these shortcuts work with older versions of Windows, and you’ll find a few standard browser shortcuts as well. If you’re on Windows 7 or 8.1 but new to shortcuts this list will also help you take control of your Windows machine and make you more efficient by making less use of the mouse.

Windows 10’s newest features

Windows key + A: Open the Action Center 
Windows key + C: Launch Cortana in listening mode (for voice commands) 
Windows key + I: Open the Settings app 
Windows key + S: Launch Cortana 
Windows key + Tab: Open Task View 
Windows key + Ctrl + D: Create a new virtual desktop 
Windows key + Ctrl + F4: Close the current desktop 
Windows key + Ctrl + left or right arrow: switch between virtual desktops.

Standard Windows shortcuts

Windows key (Windows 7 and up):Open/close the Start menu
Windows key + (Windows 8.1 and 10): Open/close the Start button’s right-click context menu 
Windows key + left or right arrow(Windows 7 and up): snap current window to right or left of screen
Windows key + (Windows 7 and up): Launch File Explorer 
Windows key + (Windows 7 and up): Lock the desktop 
Alt + PrtScn (Windows 7 and up):Take a screenshot of current window and copy it to your clipboard 
Windows key + PrtScn (Windows 8.1 and 10): Take a screenshot of entire display and save to Computer > Pictures > Screenshots

Browser keyboard shortcuts (works in Edge and most other browsers)

Ctrl + T: Open new tab 
Ctrl + D: Bookmark page 
Ctrl + L: Highlight current URL (good for typing a new address or copying the current one) 
Ctrl + Tab: Cycle through your open tabs
Ctrl + Enter: add “.com” to the end of a web address (e.g. type ‘google’ then CtrlEnter to get

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