Useful Windows 10 shortcut keys

100+ Useful Windows 10 shortcut keys

Windows 10 offers different shortcut key for windows 10 which are very useful to open with ease and each of the keys with windows key combination includes keys with function key or a windows key with combination with shift key on keyboard, using control key combination with letter, pressing alt key + with keyboard letter or space, pressing shift key + keyboard letter and also by pressing control and alt key together + letters on keyboard like to open task manager you need to press ctrl+shift+Esc, using shift and alt key + letters and others which are very convenient when using windows 10 computer. So, lets see in detail regarding each and every windows 10 shortcut keys and complete list of windows 10 shortcut keys.

Most useful windows short cut keys:

windows shortcut key for shutdown?

Press Alt + f4

Windows shortcut key for Screenshot

Windows Logo Key + PrtScn button or Fn + Windows logo key + Space Bar

Windows shortcut key for Sleep

Press Windows key + X, followed by U, then S to sleep


Windows shortcut key for minimize

WINDOWS KEY + Alt + Down to Minimizies Active window

Windows shortcut key for Snipping tool

pressing WIN + Shift + S will open a snipping toolbar

Windows shortcut key for brightness

F11 or F12 to adjust the brightness of the screen.

Windows shortcut key for screen rotation

CTRL + ALT + Down Arrow changes to Landscape (Flipped) mode. CTRL + ALT + Left Arrow changes to Portrait mode. CTRL + ALT + Right Arrow changes to Portrait (Flipped) mode

Windows shortcut key for emoji

Press Windows + ; (semi-colon) or Windows + . (period) to open your emoji keyboard.

Windows shortcut key for copy

Ctrl+C to copy

Windows shortcut key for paste

control + v to paste

Windows shortcut key to open task manager

control + shift + esc and control + Alt+ Del

Windows shortcut key to open run

Window key + R

Windows shortcut key to open right side menu

Win + x will open right side menu

Windows shortcut key to enter bios

f10, f12, f1, del

List of all windows 10 shortcut keys and it functions:

Key with its Function:

Esc – Cancel.
NumLock – Hold for 5 seconds to get ToggleKeys.
Del – Delete file (File Explorer).
Left arrow – Open the previous menu or close the submenu.
Right arrow – Open the next menu of the open submenu.
F1 – Display help (if available).
F2 – Rename item.
F3 – Search for the next instance in a search.
F4 – Display items in active list.
F5 – Refresh.

Windows Logo Key+ Function

win + PrtScr – Capture a screenshot (saved in Pictures as screenshot.png, screenshot(1).png, screenshot(2).png, etc.).
win + A Open the Action Center.
win + C Open the Cortana Voice Input.
win + D Show the desktop.
win + E Open File Explorer.
win + H Open the Share fly-out.
win + I Open the Settings app
win + K Open the Connect to devices flyout.
win + L Switch users (lock computer if on a domain).
win + M Minimize all windows (desktop).
win + O Change lock-screen orientation.
win + P Open the second screen and projection options.
win + Q Open the Full Cortana dialog.
win + R Open the Run dialog box.
win + T Set focus on the taskbar and cycle through the running desktop programs.
win + U Open the Ease of Access Center.
win + V Cycle through notifications (+Shift to go backward).
win + X Opens the Administration Commands menu.
win + + Zoom in (Magnifier).
win + – Zoom out (Magnifier).
win + , (comma) Peek at the desktop.
win + Ctrl + F4 Close the current virtual desktop.
win + Up arrow Maximize desktop window (+Shift to keep width).
win + Down arrow Restore/Minimize desktop window (+Shift to keep width).
win + F1 Open Windows Help and Support in a browser

Windows Ctrl Key Combinations

Ctrl + Mouse wheel Desktop: Change icon size. / Start screen: Zoom in/out
Ctrl + A Select All
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + E Select search box (Explorer)
Ctrl + N New window (Explorer)
Ctrl + R Refresh
Ctrl + V Paste
Ctrl + W Close current window (Explorer)
Ctrl + X Cut
Ctrl + Y Redo
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + ESC Start screen
Ctrl + NumLock Copy Ctrl + Left arrow Previous word
Ctrl + Right arrow Next word
Ctrl + Up arrow Previous paragraph
Ctrl + Down arrow Next paragraph
Ctrl + F4 Close the active document

Windows Alt Key Combinations

Alt + D Select the address bar (Explorer)
Alt + Enter Open the Properties dialog box
Alt + Spacebar Open the Shortcut menu
Alt + Tab Switch between apps
Alt + Left arrow Move to the previous folder (Explorer)
Alt + Up arrow Go up one level (Explorer)
Alt + F4 Close the active item or app

Windows Shift Key Combinations

Shift + No other key Five times: Sticky keys
Shift + Tab Move backward through options
Shift + Esc Open the Task Manager
Shift + NumLock Paste
Shift + Left arrow Select a block of text
Shift + Right arrow Select a block of text
Shift + Up arrow Select a block of text
Shift + Down arrow Select a block of text

Windows Ctrl + Alt+ Function

ctrl + Alt+ D Toggle Docked mode (Magnifier)
ctrl + Alt+ I Invert colors (Magnifier)
ctrl + Alt+ L Toggle Lens mode (Magnifier)
ctrl + Alt+ Tab Switch between apps using arrow keys

Windows Alt + Shift+ Function

Alt + Shift+PrtScr Left Alt + Left Shift + PrtScr: High contrast
Alt + Shift+ NumLock Left Alt + Left Shift + NumLock: Mouse keys

Above is the list of all useful windows 10 shortcut keys