Windows 10 Shortcuts

Windows 10 Shortcuts  

Uploaded by berndupdated on 10/5/2015 by abrahamist
Platform: Windows/ English
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minus1. Manage Start Button and Task Bar
Win Activate Start Button. Then use Arrow KeysSpace and Enter to navigate within Start Menu
Escape Close Start Menu
Win+T Go to first item in Taskbar, continue with Arrow Keys, and press Enter
Win+B Go to first item in System Tray
Shift+click on a Taskbar item Start new instance of Taskbar item
Ctrl+Shift+click on a Taskbar item Start new instance of Taskbar item as administrator
Shift+right-click on a Taskbar item Show the window menu for the program
Win+19 Switch to application in position N on Taskbar (or launch pinned application)
Shift+Win+19 Start new instance of taskbar item in position N on Taskbar
Win+D Minimize all windows on all Monitors. Press again to restore previous state
Win+M Minimize all windows on current Monitor.
Win+Shift+M Restore previously minimized windows on current Monitor
Win+Home Set all windows to Minimized on current Monitor except active
Win+, Temporarily show the Desktop
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minus2. Access Commonly Used Windows Features
Win+E Start Windows Explorer
Win+R Open the Run window
Win+L Lock Windows
Win+P Choose Projection Mode (Switch between Screen and Projector, extend and duplicate displays)
Win+H Share Screenshot
Win+K Connect to Wireless Devices
Win+Q Start Cortana and ready for Voice Input
Win+S Start Cortana and ready for Text Input
Win+I Start Windows 10 Settings Interface
Win+A Start Windows 10 Action Center
Win+X Start Windows 10 Context Menu (same as right-clicking start button)
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Opens Windows Task Manager
Win+Pause/Break Display System Properties which holds system properties, computer name, device manager and so on
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minus3. Manage Screen Recordings
Requires to start Xbox App on Windows 10 and Screen Recording Utility, per first two keystrokes below.
Press win key, then type ‘xbox’, then press enter Start Xbox for Screen Recording Utility
Win+G Start Screen Recording Utility via the Xbox Game Bar. Confirm with ‘Yes this is a game’
Win+Alt+R Start and Stop Screen Recording. Recording is saved under This PC\Videos\Captures
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minus4. Take and Share Screenshots
PrtScr Take Screenshot
Win+H Share Screenshots
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minus5. Manage Keyboard Layout / Input Languages
Alt+Shift Change keyboard language layout in order they are setup
Press and hold Win, then press Space Show all available keyboard language layouts and lets you select by continue pressing Space
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minus6. Navigate File List and Navigation Pane
Arrow Keys Navigate between files and folders
Enter Open folder or start application
Home/End Jump to first / jump to last item
F2 Change the file name of active item
F2, then Arrow LeftArrow Right Move one character to the left / to the right in item name
F2, then CtrlArrow Left/Arrow Right Jump one word to the left / to the right of item name
F2, then Home /End Jump to beginning / jump to end of item name
F2, then Ctrl+A Select all/ complete object name including suffix (default excludes suffix)
Arrow Left/Arrow Right Expand folder / collapse folder (navigation pane only)
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minus7. File List Views
Alt+P Display or hide Preview Pane
Alt+V then D View details. Check View menu for more options
Alt+V then X View extra-large icons. Check View menu for more options
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel Change size of icons
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minus8. Select Items in File List and Navigation Pane
Shift+Arrow UpArrow Down Select multiple adjacent items (directly above or below)
Ctrl with Arrow keys and Space Select multiple non-adjacent items. Hold ctrl, use arrow keys to move to next item, and pressspace to add/remove from selection
Ctrl+A Select all
A …Z and 1..9 Press the initial letter any item to jump to it. Continue typing the full name if multiple items start with the same letter
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minus9. Manage Items in Explorer
Ctrl+CCtrl+XCtrl+V Copy, Cut, Paste
Ctrl+Z Undo an action
Ctrl+Y Redo an action
Delete Delete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin
Shift+Delete Delete an item permanently without placing it into the Recycle Bin
Shift+F10 Activate context menu of active object. Replaces the right mouse button. Once in the context menu use arrow keysaz and enter to get to the selection
Ctrl+Shift+N Create new folder
Alt+Enter Open Properties dialog box
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minus10. Power User Commands
Sorted by their subjective usefulness.
Win+XU Shutdown Options. Prefer this over Alt+F4, as it is cumbersome cycling through closing Windows before hitting the Windows Shutdown
Win+XP Control Panel (better: Win+R, then type ‘control’)
Win+XW Network Settings
Win+XT Task Manager
Win+XF Programs and Features
Win+XA Elevated Command Prompt (Admin cmd)
Win+XY System Information
Win+XM Device Manager
Win+XG Computer Management
Win+XO Power Options
Win+XV Event Viewer
Win+XK Disk Management
Win+XB Mobility Center
Win+XR Windows Run Command (better: Win+r)
Win+XC Command Prompt (better: Win+R, then ‘cmd’)
Win+XS Cortana Search (better: Win+Q)
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minus11. Windows Magnifier Shortcuts
Win++ Start Magnifier
Win+Esc Exit Magnifier
Win++ /  With Magnifier activated, zoom in / zoom out
Ctrl+Alt+I Invert colors in Magnifier display
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minus12. Windows Dialog Boxes
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab Move forward / move backwards through tabs
Tab/Shift+Tab Move forward / move backwards through options
Alt+underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
Enter Replaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
Space Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Arrow Keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
F4 Display the items in the active list
Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
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minus13. The Rest
Win+F1 Display Windows Help
Shift when inserting CD or DVD Prevent CD or DVD from automatically playing
F11 Turn full page view on or off (unless overwritten by Application Shortcut, such as Excel 2013)
Ctrl+Win+F Search for Computers (with Active Directory activated)

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