Windows 10 shortcut keys

By   Calendar icon Jan 14, 2017   Level 1 icon


Here is a list of the main keyboard shortcuts of the Windows 10 system, with the corresponding actions. We have categorized them (charms, research, navigation, etc.)


We have listed in this page, the main combinations of keyboard keys to navigate the Windows 10 system.

Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

Shortcuts Action
Windows + c Opens Cortana
Windows + h Opens Share charm
System Windows + I Opens Settings
Windows + k Opens Connect charm
Windows + p Chooses between available display
esc Closes a charm
Shortcuts Action
Windows ?+ Ctrl + D Adds a virtual desktop
virtual Windows ?+ Ctrl + Right arrow Switches between virtual desktops
desktop Windows ?+ Ctrl + Left arrow Switches between virtual desktops
Windows ?+ Ctrl + F4 Closes the current virtual desktop
Shortcuts Action
Windows + s Opens search
Search Windows + q Opens Search charm
Shortcuts Action
Windows + b Shows the Windows desktop bar
Windows + d Displays and hides the desktop
Desktop Windows +, (hold the keys pressed) Peeks at the desktop
Windows + m Minimizes all windows on the desktop
Windows + shift + m Restores all minimized windows
Windows + t Cycles through the items on the Taskbar
Windows + home Minimizes/Maximizes Non-active desktop windows
Shortcuts Action
Windows Opens the Start Screen
Navigation Windows + tab Opens task view
Windows Windows + left arrow Tile window on the left side of the screen
Windows + right arrow Tile window on the right side of the screen
Windows + up arrow Maximizes the current window
Windows + down arrow Minimizes or restores the current window
Windows + shift + up arrow Extends the current window from the top to the bottom of the screen
Shortcuts Action
Windows + + Zooms in Magnifier
Windows + - Zooms out
Windows + esc Exits magnifier
Shortcuts Action
Help Windows + F1 Launches Windows Help and Support
F1 Displays Help