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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Here is a list of a few keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10. I have marked some important ones in bold to remember i.e. (How to change your laptop projection mode)

Windows logo keyOpen or close Start.
Windows logo key + AOpen Action center.
Windows logo key + BSet focus in the notification area.
Windows logo key + Shift + COpen the charms menu.
Windows logo key + DDisplay and hide the desktop.
Windows logo key + Alt + DDisplay and hide the date and time on the desktop.
Windows logo key + EOpen File Explorer.
Windows logo key + FOpen Feedback Hub and take a screenshot.
Windows logo key + GOpen Game bar when a game is open.
Windows logo key + HStart dictation.
Windows logo key + IOpen Settings.
Windows logo key + JSet focus to a Windows tip when one is available.

When a Windows tip appears, bring focus to the Tip. Pressing the keyboard shortcuts again to bring focus to the element on the screen to which the Windows tip is anchored.
Windows logo key + KOpen the Connect quick action.
Windows logo key + LLock your PC or switch accounts.
Windows logo key + MMinimize all windows.
Windows logo key + OLock device orientation.
Windows logo key + PChoose a Projection display mode.
Windows logo key + Ctrl + QOpen Quick Assist.
Windows logo key + ROpen the Run dialog box.
Windows logo key + SOpen search.
Windows logo key + Shift + STake a screenshot of part of your screen.
Windows logo key + TCycle through apps on the taskbar.
Windows logo key + UOpen Ease of Access Center.
Windows logo key + VOpen the clipboard. Note
  • To activate this shortcut, select Start > Settings > System > Clipboard, and turn on the toggle under Clipboard history.
Windows logo key + Shift + VCycle through notifications.
Windows logo key + XOpen the Quick Link menu.
Windows logo key + YSwitch input between Windows Mixed Reality and your desktop.
Windows logo key + ZShow the commands available in an app in full-screen mode.
Windows logo key + period (.) or semicolon (;)Open emoji panel.
Windows logo key + comma (,)Temporarily peek at the desktop.
yWindows logo key + PauseDisplay the System Properties dialog box.
Windows logo key + Shift + MRestore minimized windows on the desktop.
Windows logo key + numberOpen the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.
Windows logo key + Shift + numberOpen the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key + Ctrl + numberOpen the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key + Alt + numberOpen the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + numberOpen the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator.
Windows logo key + TabOpen Task view.
Windows logo key + Up arrowMaximize the window.
Windows logo key + Down arrowRemove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window.
Windows logo key + Left arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen.
Windows logo key + Right arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen.
Windows logo key + HomeMinimize all except the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke).
Windows logo key + Shift + Up arrowStretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.
Windows logo key + Shift + Down arrowRestore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width.
Windows logo key + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrowMove an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another.
Windows logo key + SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout.
Windows logo key + Ctrl + SpacebarChange to a previously selected input.

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  1. Shawn Genke
    07 January, 2019