The best keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10

Windows 10

Keyboard shortcuts are a key part of the user experience operating system for users. In Windows 10 we find a large number of functions available. In many cases, we can access them using keyboard shortcuts on the computer. So we will have access to them more quickly. There are a large number of these shortcuts.

Therefore, then we leave you with the most important that we are in today. Thus, our use of Windows 10 will be much easier thanks to them. We are going to divide them into several categories, so that they are more comfortable for you.

Windows 10 Explorer

When we are using the file explorer in the operating system, we have a series of shortcuts that will allow us to move faster in it. These are the ones we must take into account:

  • Ctrl+C: Copy selected item
  • Ctrl+V: Paste the element that we have copied
  • CTRL+N: Open a new window
  • F2: Rename selected file
  • Tab (while renaming a file): Go to next file
  • Win+E: Open file explorer
  • Win + [number key]: Open a window on the taskbar
  • Alt + Up: We go out of directory to a higher level
  • Alt + Left: Go back to the previous folder
  • Alt + Right: Go to next folder
  • F4: Show address bar
  • F5: Refresh screen

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Desktop and window navigation

With the following keyboard shortcuts, we can manage almost everything when it comes to windows or the desktop Windows 10. So they will allow us to carry out the main actions in this regard:

  • Alt+Tab: We display all the desktop windows in a carousel
  • Win+Ctrl+D: Open a new desktop
  • Win+Ctrl+F4: Close the desk that we have open at that moment
  • Win + Ctrl + Left: We move to the desk that is on the left
  • Win + Ctrl + Right: Scrolling desktop to the right
  • Win+Tab: We display all the windows of the current desktop and all the desktops
  • Win + Shift + Left / Right: We move the currently active window to another desktop
  • Win+T: Switch between the windows or applications that are active and minimized on the taskbar

In window management, we must take these into account:

  • Win + ",": Windows are hidden and the desktop is displayed
  • Win+D: The desktop is shown minimizing the windows that currently exist
  • Ctrl + Shift + M: Restores the windows to their position
  • Alt+F4: Close the active window
  • Win + Up: Maximize the active window
  • Win + Down: Minimize the active window

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Windows or context menus

Thanks to keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10, we have the possibility to open windows or contextual menus from the desktop itself in the operating system. The most important that we have to take into account in this case are:

  • Win: Open the Start menu
  • Win + A: Open the Windows 10 notification center
  • Win+I: Open Windows 10 settings
  • Win+L: Lock screen and login
  • Win+R: Open run window
  • Windows+U: Open Windows 10 Accessibility Panel
  • Win+X: Open the quick access menu
  • Alt+F4: Delete
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open the task manager
  • Ctrl + Alt + Del: Open the session options window
  • Win + Space: Change keyboard language
  • Shift + Del: Delete the selected file permanently
  • Alt+Enter: Open properties of a selected item
  • Win + "+" / "-": We enter magnifying glass mode
  • Win + W: Open Ink Workspace

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Multimedia elements

Thanks to these keyboard shortcuts, sIt will be possible to carry out various actions in Windows 10, such as recording the screen or taking a screenshot. The main keyboard shortcuts in this regard are:

  • Print Screen: Full screen capture
  • Alt + PrintScreen: Screenshot of the currently active window
  • Win + PrintScreen: Window full screen shot
  • Win+G: Accessing DVR Capture Mode on Xbox
  • Win + Alt + PrintScreen: Screenshot of the Xbox app
  • Win+Alt+G: Screen recording with the Xbox app
  • Win+Alt+R: Stop screen recording with the Xbox app
  • Win+K: Open connection menu wireless device connection
  • Win+P: Screen change menu

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