Windows 10 has amazing new keyboard shortcuts to make your life quicker and easier.
Keyboard shortcuts have always been an excellent way to save time while using on your PC. Where would we be without the shortcuts likes of Ctrl + C to copy, or Ctrl + Alt + Del when our machines have failed and crashed?
As you may assume, Windows has attached some more NEW SHORTCUTS toward the mix with Windows 10 to support its new features. Here We have rounded up some of you to start using right away, but first, here are some tips for beginners:
- Make sure you hold down all keys instructed – don’t click them one by one.
The Windows key is the button with the Windows symbol on it.
All keyboard layouts vary slightly, but for the most part, the command keys are placed in the bottom left corner of a standard Windows keyboard.
Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet
Windows key + A: Open the Action Centre – this command opens from the right as a regular sidebar, showing you emails, notifications, and other alerts.
Windows key + S: Open Cortana Search – this command make Cortana pop up from the bottom side, where you ready to search for a query.
Windows key + C: Make Cortana listen – Again this command make Cortana pop up from the bottom, but only to look for a verbal request.
Windows key + D: Display and hide the open desktop tabs – tapping certain keys once makes the desktop appear. Tapping keys again make the previously open windows reappear.
Windows key + comma: Temporarily see the desktop – this command give you a look of the desktop, but as soon as you let go of the keys, the earlier windows will be restored.
Windows key + left or right: Snap windows – this command allows you to quickly and tidily push one window to the left or right (depending on the arrow you choose), presenting it perfect for working on multiple windows side-by-side.
Windows key + L: Lock PC – this will instantly lock your account so no one else can use it without your password.
Windows key + Ctrl + D: Add a virtual desktop – adds a second ‘desktop’ onto your PC, which is perfect for separating work stuff from personal activities.
Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow: Swap virtual desktops – if you’ve got a second virtual desktop open, this will allow you to switch between them quickly.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open a Task Manager bar– get to the bottom of problems even quicker, rather than using Ctrl + Alt + Del.
Windows + +: Start the Windows Magnifier – this will help you see objects a bit better on screen.
Windows key + I: Open Windows default Settings
Windows key + E: Open File Explorer
Windows key + Tab: Open a Task View barMicrosoft has a list of all its Windows 10 shortcuts right here.
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