Windows 10 hotkeys
Windows 10 hotkeys: In the Windows 10 operating system, for more convenient work on the computer, it will be possible to use keyboard shortcuts. You can use certain keyboard shortcuts to perform certain operations in Windows and applications.
Windows 10 has added some new keyboard shortcuts. This was due to the fact that the operating system has new features and new applications.
To control the new features of Windows 10, the developer of the operating system, Microsoft, has added new hotkey combinations to quickly perform the necessary actions in the system or in applications. In some cases, when controlling a computer from the keyboard, it will be possible to perform the necessary actions faster and more conveniently than using a mouse.
Keep in mind that most of the hotkeys in Windows have remained the same, the functionality of some has been slightly changed, and some new hotkey combinations have been added.
Next, let’s look at keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 by the main functions performed: system-wide keys, application control on the taskbar, window management, virtual desktops, multimedia functions, command line.
- Win – call the Start menu.
- Win + S – call the search bar.
- Win + Q – Opens the Cortana assistant.
- Win + I – Opens the “Options” window with all system settings.
- Win + A – open the notification center.
- Win + H – call the “Share” menu.
- Win + P – call the “Project” menu.
- Win + R – Open the Run window.
- Win + “space” – switching the input language and keyboard layout.
- Win + L – Lock the desktop.
- Ctrl + Shift + Esc – launch the Task Manager.
Application management on the taskbar
- Win + T – move between icons on the taskbar. To launch the desired application, you will need to press the Enter key.
- Win + numbers from 0 to 9 – launches the application from the taskbar, the icon of which corresponds to the number (the countdown starts immediately after the Taskbar View icon).
- Win + → (right arrow) – pins the active window to the right side of the monitor screen.
- Win + ← (left arrow) – pins the active window to the left side of the monitor screen.
- Win + ↑ (up arrow) – expand the active window horizontally and vertically.
- Win + ↓ (down arrow) – restore the active window (if the window was maximized to full screen), or minimize the active window.
- Win + ← + ↑ (left arrow, then press up arrow) – the active window will be docked in the upper left corner of the monitor screen.
- Win + ← + ↓ (left arrow then press down arrow) – The active window will be docked to the lower left corner of the monitor screen.
- Win + → + ↑ (right arrow, then click on the up arrow) – the active window will be docked in the upper right corner of the monitor screen.
- Win + → + ↓ (right arrow, then click on the down arrow) – the active window will be docked in the lower right corner of the monitor screen.
- Ctrl + N – open a new active window.
- Win + E – Launch File Explorer.
- Alt + Enter – Opens the “Properties” window of the selected file.
- Shift + Del – deleting a file bypassing the Recycle Bin.
- Win + Ctrl + D – Create a new virtual desktop.
- Win + Ctrl + F4 – close the virtual desktop.
- Win + Ctrl + → (right arrow) – switch between the created virtual tables from left to right.
- Win + Ctrl + ← (left arrow) – switch between the created virtual tables from right to left.
- Win + Tab – Open running applications in all created virtual desktops.
- Win + Print Screen – take a screenshot (screenshot), the screenshot will be saved in a specially created “Screenshots” folder, which is located in the “Pictures” folder.
- Win + G – Open the Game DVR panel to record video in games (set up on Xbox).
- Win + Alt + Print Screen – Take a screenshot of the game.
- Win + Alt + R – start recording, when pressed again – stop recording.
- Win + Alt + G – Record the last 30 seconds in the active window.
- Win + P – switch between displays, if there is a second display.
- Win + “plus” – increase using the application Magnifier (Magnifier).
- Win + “minus” – zoom out using the Magnifier application.
- Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert – copy the selected test.
- Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert – Pastes text at the cursor position.
- Ctrl + M – select on the command line.
- Ctrl + A – select all text in the current line, if there is no text in this line, then all text in the command line will be selected.
- Shift + ← (left arrow) – selects one character, which is located to the left of the cursor.
- Shift + → (right arrow) – selects one character, which is located to the right of the cursor.
- Shift + ↑ (up arrow) – select a character, and then the entire line up.
- Shift + ↓ (down arrow) – select a character, and then the entire line down.
- Ctrl + Shift + ← (left arrow) – select one word, which is located to the left of the cursor.
- Ctrl + Shift + → (right arrow) – select one word, which is located to the right of the cursor.
- Shift + Home – Moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line.
- Shift + End – Moves the cursor to the end of the current line.
- Ctrl + ↑ (up arrow) – move one line up.
- Ctrl + ↓ (down arrow) – move one line down.
- Ctrl + Page Up – move up one page in the command line.
- Ctrl + Page Down – move down one page in the command line.
- Ctrl + F – Opens the search window on the command line.
- Alt + F4 – close the command line.
In the Windows 10 operating system, you can use keyboard shortcuts for more fruitful and convenient work on your computer. With the help of hot keys, certain actions are performed in the operating system, in some cases, this way of working is much more convenient than others.