Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

The operating system Windows 10 inherits all the keyboard shortcuts from previous versions (Windows 8.1/7/XP etc.), but it also includes some new keyboard shortcuts. All of them are listed below.

The Windows logo key (WIN) is also known as Start key, logo key, Windows key, Win key.

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows logo key (WIN)
KeyAction
WINOpen or close the Start Menu
WIN+AOpen Action center
WIN+BSet focus in the notification area
WIN+COpen Cortana in listening mode
(it is available not for all countries)
WIN+DShow or hide the desktop
WIN+EOpen the File Explorer
WIN+GOpen the Game bar when a game is open
WIN+HOpen the Share charm
WIN+IOpen Settings
WIN+KOpen the Connect quick action
WIN+LLock the Computer screen or switch the account
WIN+MMinimize all opened windows
WIN+OLock the device orientation
WIN+PChoose a presentation display mode
(this shortcut starts DisplaySwitch.exe for multi monitor systems)
WIN+ROpen the Run dialog box
WIN+SOpen the Search panel
WIN+TCycle through all apps on the taskbar
WIN+UOpen the Ease of Access Center
WIN+VCycle through notifications
WIN+Shift+VCycle through notifications in reverse order
WIN+XOpen the Quick Link menu
WIN+ZShow the commands available in an application in full-screen mode
WIN+comma (,)Show the desktop for a while
WIN+PauseDisplay the System Properties dialog box
(view basic information about your computer)
WIN+Ctrl+FFind computers in your network
WIN+Shift+MRestore previously minimized windows
WIN+numberSwitch to a running application or minimize it, or show the desktop and start a pinned application number n (n = 1..9).
WIN+Shift+numberShow the desktop, and start a new copy of an application pinned to the taskbar in the position n (n = 1..9)
WIN+Ctrl+numberShow the desktop or switch to the last active window of the application pinned to the taskbar in the position n (n = 1..9)
WIN+Alt+numberShow the Resent menu (the jump list) of an application number n (n = 1..9) in the task bar
WIN+Ctrl+Shift+numberShow the desktop or open a new instance of an application at the position n (n = 1..9) on the taskbar, run it as an administrator
WIN+TabOpen the Task View
WIN+Up arrowMaximize the window
WIN+Down arrowMinimize the window of an application or remove current application from screen
WIN+Left arrowMaximize the window of an application or desktop window to the left side of the screen
WIN+Right arrowMaximize the application or desktop window to the right side of the screen
WIN+HomeMinimize application except the active window (restores all windows on second stroke)
WIN+Shift+Up arrowStretch the current window to the top and bottom of the screen
WIN+Shift+Down arrowRestore or minimize active windows vertically, maintaining width
WIN+Shift+Left arrow
or Right arrow
Move an application or window in the desktop from one monitor to another
WIN+SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout
WIN+Ctrl+SpacebarChange to a previously selected input language
WIN+EnterOpen the Narrator
WIN+forward slash (/)Initiate Input Method Editor (IME) reconversion
WIN+plus (+) or minus (-)Zoom in or out using the Magnifier
WIN+EscExit the Magnifier
WIN+Ctrl+DAdd a virtual desktop
WIN+Ctrl+Right arrowSwitch between virtual desktops through the right side
WIN+Ctrl+Left arrowSwitch between virtual desktops through the left side
WIN+Ctrl+F4Close the current virtual desktop
Common keyboard shortcuts
KeyAction
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)Copy the selected item
Ctrl+XCut the selected item
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)Paste the selected item
Ctrl+ZUndo an action
Alt+TabSwitch between open applications
Alt+F4Close the active item, or exit the active applications
Alt+Print screenTake a screenshot
Keyboard shortcuts for Command Prompt
KeyAction
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)Copy the selected text
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)Paste the selected text
Ctrl+MEnter the Mark mode
Alt+selection keyBegin selection in block mode
(e.g. Ctrl+Alt+C)
Arrow keysMove the cursor in the direction specified
Page upMove the cursor by one page up
Page downMove the cursor by one page down
Ctrl+Home (Mark mode)Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer
Ctrl+End (Mark mode)Move the cursor to the end of the buffer
Ctrl+Up arrowMove up one line in the output history
Ctrl+Down arrowMove down one line in the output history
Ctrl+Home (History navigation)If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the top of the buffer. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the left of the cursor in the command line.
Ctrl+End (History navigation)If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the command line. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the right of the cursor in the command line.
F3Type the last command entered in the command line
Keyboard shortcuts for Dialog boxes
KeyAction
F4Display the items in the active list
Ctrl+TabMove forward through all tabs
Ctrl+Shift+TabMove back through all tabs
Ctrl+number (number 1-9)Move to the n tab (n = 1..9)
TabMove forward through all options
Shift+TabMove back through all options
Alt+underlined letterPerform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
SpacebarSelect or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
BackspaceOpen a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As... or the Open dialog box
Arrow keysSelect a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
keyboard shortcuts for File Explorer
KeyAction
Alt+DSelect the address bar
Ctrl+ESelect the search box
Ctrl+FSelect the search box
Ctrl+NOpen a new window
Ctrl+WClose the current window
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheelChange the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Ctrl+Shift+EDisplay all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl+Shift+NCreate a new folder
Num Lock+asterisk (*)Display all subfolders under the selected folder in the left pane
Num Lock+plus (+)Display the contents of the selected folder in the left pane
Num Lock+minus (-)Collapse the selected folder in the left pane
Alt+PDisplay the preview pane
Alt+EnterOpen the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt+Right arrowView the next folder
Alt+Up arrowView the folder that the folder was in
Alt+Left arrowView the previous folder
BackspaceView the previous folder
Right arrowDisplay the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Left arrowCollapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in
EndScroll to the bottom in the active window
HomeScroll to the top in the active window
F11Maximize or minimize the active window
Keyboard shortcuts for the Taskbar
KeyAction
Shift+click a taskbar buttonOpen an application or quickly open another instance of an application
Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar buttonOpen an application as an administrator
Shift+right-click a taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the application
Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the group
Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar buttonCycle through the windows of the group
Keyboard shortcuts for the Ease of Access
KeyAction
Right Shift for eight secondsTurn on/off Filter Keys
Left Alt+left Shift+Print ScreenTurn on/off High Contrast
Left Alt+left Shift+Num LockTurn on/off Mouse Keys
Shift five timesTurn on/off Sticky Keys
Num Lock for five secondsTurn on/off Toggle Keys
WIN+UOpen the Ease of Access Center
Keyboard shortcuts for the Magnifier
KeyAction
WIN+plus (+) or minus (-)Zoom in / Zoom out
Ctrl+Alt+SpacebarPreview the desktop in the full-screen mode
Ctrl+Alt+DSwitch to the docked mode
Ctrl+Alt+FSwitch to the full-screen mode
Ctrl+Alt+IInvert colors
Ctrl+Alt+LSwitch to the lens mode
Ctrl+Alt+RResize the lens
Ctrl+Alt+arrow keysPan in the direction of the arrow keys
WIN+EscExit Magnifier
Keyboard shortcuts for the Game bar
KeyAction
WIN+GOpen Game bar when a game is open
WIN+Alt+GRecord the last 30 seconds
WIN+Alt+RStart recording / Stop recording
WIN+Alt+Print ScreenTake a screenshot of the game
WIN+Alt+TShow/hide recording timer
Keyboard shortcuts for the Narrator
KeyAction
WIN+EnterStart or exit Narrator
Caps Lock+ESCExit Narrator
Caps Lock+MStart reading
CtrlStop reading
Caps Lock+SpacebarDo default action
Caps Lock+Right arrowMove to the next item
Caps Lock+Left arrowMove to the previous item
Caps Lock+Up or Down arrowChange the view
Caps Lock+F2Show commands for current item
Caps Lock+EnterChange search mode
Caps Lock+AChange verbosity mode
Caps Lock+ZLock Narrator key (Caps Lock) so you don't have to press it for every keyboard shortcut
Caps Lock+XHave Narrator ignore the next keyboard shortcut you use
Caps Lock+F12Turn keystroke reading off or on
Caps Lock+VRepeat phrase
Caps Lock+Page Up or Page DownIncrease or decrease voice volume
Caps Lock+plus (+) or minus (-)Increase or decrease voice speed
Caps Lock+DRead an item
Caps Lock+FRead advanced info about an item
Caps Lock+SRead an item spelled out
Caps Lock+WRead a window
Caps Lock+RRead all items in the containing area
Caps Lock+Num LockTurn on/off the mouse mode
Caps Lock+QMove to the last item in the containing area
Caps Lock+GMove Narrator cursor to the system cursor
Caps Lock+TMove Narrator cursor to the pointer
Caps Lock+tilde (~)Set focus to an item
Caps Lock+BackspaceGo back one item
Caps Lock+InsertJump to linked item
Caps Lock+F10Read current row header
Caps Lock+F9Read current column header
Caps Lock+F8Read current row
Caps Lock+F7Read current column
Caps Lock+F5Read current row and column location
Caps Lock+F6Jump to the table cell
Shift+Caps Lock+F6Jump to cell contents
Caps Lock+F3Jump to the next cell in current row
Shift+Caps Lock+F3Jump to the previous cell in current row
Caps Lock+F4Jump to the next cell in current column
Shift+Caps Lock+F4Jump the to previous cell in current column
Caps Lock+Close square bracket (])Read text from start to cursor
Caps Lock+zero (0)Read text attributes
Caps Lock+HRead document
Ctrl+Caps Lock+URead current page
Caps Lock+URead next page
Shift+Caps Lock+URead previous page
Ctrl+Caps Lock+IRead current paragraph
Caps Lock+IRead next paragraph
Shift+Caps Lock+IRead previous paragraph
Ctrl+Caps Lock+ORead current line
Caps Lock+ORead next line
Shift+Caps Lock+0Read previous line
Ctrl+Caps Lock+PRead current word
Caps Lock+PRead next word
Shift+Caps Lock+PRead previous word
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)Read current character
Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)Read next character
Shift+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)Read previous character
Caps Lock+YMove to the beginning of text
Caps Lock+BMove to the end of text
Caps Lock+JJump to the next heading
Shift+Caps Lock+JJump to the previous heading
Caps Lock+KJump to the next table
Shift+Caps Lock+KJump to the previous table
Caps Lock+LJump to the next link
Shift+Caps Lock+LJump to the previous link
Caps Lock+CRead current date and time
Press Caps Lock twice in quick successionTurn Caps Lock on or off
Caps Lock+EGive negative feedback
Shift+Caps Lock+EGive positive feedback
Caps Lock+E tapped twice in quick successionOpen the feedback dialog
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Up arrowGo to parent
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Right arrowGo to next sibling
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Left arrowGo to previous sibling
Ctrl+Caps Lock+Down arrowGo to first child
Caps Lock+NMove to main landmark

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