Useful Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts You may Need

Want to know more frequently-used keyboard shortcut on Windows 10? Making full use of keyboard combinations could provide you an alternative way to do tasks with efficiency. So what are the keyboard shortcuts you may need to apply in daily use?

Here in this post we divide the common keyboard shortcuts into several parts:

1. Windows key keyboard shortcuts:

  • Windows key: open or close Start Menu
  • Windows key + A: open Action Center
  • Windows key + B: set focus in the notification area
  • Windows key + C: open Cortana in listening mode
  • Windows key + D: display and hide the desktop
  • Windows key + E: open File Explorer
  • Windows key + I : open Settings
  • Windows key + L : lock your PC or switch accounts
  • Windows key+ M : minimize all windows
  • Windows key+ R : open the Run dialog box
  • Windows key + S : open search

2. Ctrl keyboard shortcuts

  • Ctrl + X: cut selected item(s)
  • Ctrl + C : copy selected item(s)
  • Ctrl + V : paste selected item(s)
  • Ctrl + Z : undo an action
  • Ctrl + A : select all items in a document or window
  • Ctrl + D (or Delete) : delete selected item(s) and move it to the Recycle Bin
  • Ctrl + R (or F5) : refresh the active window
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc : open Task Manager

3. Other general keyboard shortcuts

  • Esc : stop or leave the current task
  • PrtScn : take a screenshot of your whole screen and copy it to the clipboard
  • Home : display the top of the active window
  • End : display the bottom of the active window
  • F2 : rename the selected item
  • F3 : search for a file or folder in File Explorer
  • 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
  • F11 : maximize or minimize the active window
  • Alt + F4 : close the active item, or exit the active app
  • Alt + F8 : show your password on the sign-in screen
  • Alt + Enter : display properties for the selected item
  • Shift + Delete : delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

Here are the frequently-used keyboard shortcuts we think that may be useful for you.



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