Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by David Thibault  /  January 7, 2016  /  Windows 10, IT Pros, End Users   —   2 Comments ↓

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Below is a list of 12 great shortcut keys to help you get the most out of using Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. Some of the shortcuts listed will even work in earlier versions of WIndows (8.1, 7 and XP).

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Windows Key

Is usually located in the lower left of your keyboard in between the Alt and Ctrl Keys 

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Cortana

Is Microsoft's Office Assistant. Cortana can help you quickly locate files, programs, and internet sites.


Shortcut KeysDescription
Windows Key Open and Close the Start Menu.
Windows Key + C Launches Cortana into listen mode. Users can speak to open programs, files, or internet sites.
Windows Key + D Switches between hide and show all desktop applications and programs.
Windows Key + L Locks the screen.
Windows Key + S Launches Cortana. Users can type to find programs, files or internet sites.
Windows Key + Left Arrow Docks the active window displaying it on the left side of the active monitor.
Windows Key + Right Arrow Docks the active window displaying it on the right side of the active monitor.
Windows Key + Up Arrow Maximizes the active window to full screen view.
Windows Key + Down Arrow Restores or minimizes the active window.
Windows Key + Shift + Left Arrow Moves the active window to the monitor on the left (Requires dual monitors).
Windows Key + Shift Right Arrow Moves the active window to the monitor on the right (Requires dual monitors).
Windows Key + Prt Sc Takes a picture of the screen and places it in the Pictures / Screenshots folder.

 

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Topics: Windows 10, IT Pros, End Users