94 Shortcuts for Microsoft Windows 10

1. Manage Start Button and Task Bar

Win

Activate Start Button. Then use Arrow Keys, Space and Enter to navigate within Start Menu

Esc

Close Start Menu

Shift+click on a Taskbar item

Opens new window/ instance of the same Application item

Win+1...9

Switch to application in position N on Taskbar (or launch pinned application)

Win+D

Minimize all windows on all Monitors. Press again to restore previous state

Win+Home

Set all windows to Minimized on current Monitor except active

Win+,

Temporarily show the Desktop

2. Access Commonly Used Windows Features

Win+E

Start Windows Explorer

Win+R

Open the Run window

Win+L

Lock Windows

Win+P

Choose Projection Mode (Switch between Screen and Projector, extend and duplicate displays)

Win+H

Share Screenshot

Win+K

Find Bluetooth

Win+I

Windows Settings

Win+A

Action Center

Win+X

Start Windows 10 Context Menu (same as right-clicking start button)

Win+Q

Open Cortana, ready for voice input

Win+S

Open Cortana, ready for typed input

Win+Space

Change the keyboard language (if you have more than one chosen)

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Opens Windows Task Manager

Win+Pause/Break

Display System Properties which holds system properties, computer name, device manager and so on

3. Manage Screen Recordings

Press Win , then type 'xbox', then press Enter

Start Xbox for Screen Recording Utility

Win+G

Start Screen Recording Utility via the Xbox Game Bar. Confirm with 'Yes this is a game'

Win+Alt+R

Start and Stop Screen Recording. Recording is saved under This PC\Videos\Captures

4. Take and Share Screenshots

Print Screen

Take Screenshot

Alt+Print Screen

Take Screenshot of the current active windows and place it on the Clipboard

Win+Print Screen

Take Screenshot of the virtual desktop and save it in This PC\Pictures\Screenshots

5. Navigate File List and Navigation Pane

Arrow Keys

Navigate between files and folders

Home/End

Jump to first / jump to last item

F2

Change the file name of active item

6. File List Views

Alt+P

Display or hide Preview Pane

Alt+V then D

View details. Check View menu for more options

Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel

Change size of icons

7. Select Items in File List and Navigation Pane

Shift+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Select multiple adjacent items (directly above or below)

Ctrl with Arrow keys and Space

Select multiple non-adjacent items. Hold ctrl, use arrow keys to move to next item, and press space to add/remove from selection

Ctrl+A

Select all

A ...Z and 1..9

Press the initial letter any item to jump to it. Continue typing the full name if multiple items start with the same letter

8. Manage Items in Explorer

Ctrl+C, Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V

Copy, Cut, Paste

Ctrl+Z

Undo an action

Ctrl+Y

Redo an action

Delete

Delete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin

Shift+Delete

Delete an item permanently without placing it into the Recycle Bin

Ctrl+Shift+N

Create new folder

Alt+Enter

Open Properties dialog box

9. Windows Power User Menu

Win+X, U

Shutdown Options. Prefer this over Alt+F4, as it is cumbersome cycling through closing Windows before hitting the Windows Shutdown

Win+X, P

Control Panel (better: Win+R, then type 'control')

Win+X, W

Network Settings

Win+X, T

Task Manager

Win+X, F

Programs and Features

Win+X, A

Elevated Command Prompt (Admin cmd)

Win+X, M

Device Manager

Win+X, G

Computer Management

Win+X, O

Power Options

Win+X, K

Disk Management

Win+X, B

Mobility Center

Win+X, C

Command Prompt (better: Win+R, then 'cmd')

10. Windows Magnifier Shortcuts

Win+[+]

Start Magnifier

Win+Esc

Exit Magnifier

Win+[+]/-

With Magnifier activated, zoom in / zoom out

Ctrl+Alt+I

Invert colors in Magnifier display

11. Windows Dialog Boxes

Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Move forward / move backwards through tabs

Tab/Shift+Tab

Move forward / move backwards through options

Alt+underlined letter

Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter

Backspace

Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

12. Windows Virtual Desktop/ Window Control

Win+Arrow Left

Dock the active window to the left half of the monitor

Win+Arrow Right

Dock the active window to the right half of the monitor

Win+Arrow Up

Maximize the active window vertically and horizontally

Win+Arrow Down

Restore of minimize the active window

Win+Shift+Arrow Up

Maximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width

Win+Shift+Arrow Down

Restore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width

Win+Shift+Arrow Left

With multiple monitors, move the active windows to the monitor on the Left

Win+Shift+Arrow Right

With multiple monitors, move the active windows to the monitor on the Right

Win+Home

Minimize all nonactive windows; restore on second keystroke (toggle)

Win+Tab

Opens the Task View interface (Displays active Windows and Virtual Desktops available-See Settings>System>Multitasking>Virtual desktops)

Alt+Tab

Switch between open Windows in Task View to make active selection

Win+Ctrl+Arrow Left

Switch to the next virtual desktop to the Left

Win+Ctrl+Arrow Right

Switch to the next virtual desktop to the Right

Win+Ctrl+D

Create a new virtual desktop

Win+Ctrl+F4

Close the current virtual desktop

Alt+F4

Close the current window

F11

Turn full page view on or off (unless overwritten by Application Shortcut, such as Excel 2013)

13. The Rest

Win+?

Launch the Windows Feedback App

Win+F1

Display Windows Help

Shift when inserting CD / DVD

Prevent CD or DVD from automatically playing

Alt+Arrow Up

Move up one directory level

Caps Lock

switch capital and small text

F2

Rename file and folder

F3

Search file and folder

Alt

Close dialog box for active window

Alt+Space

Open dialog box on active window

Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen

High contrast

Left Alt+left Shift+Num Lock

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Hold right Shift for 8 seconds

Turn Filter Keys On and Off (Ease of Access)

Hold Num Lock for 5 seconds

Turn sound On or Off for Caps Lock (Ease of Access)

Created by bernd on 8/13/2015. Last updated by Sheridian on 8/20/2020

 

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Comment #70 by pratyachha gour Dec 16, 2019 at 10:13 am  Reply

what is the shortcut of key for making narrator read

Comment #69 by M.sandyarani Sep 10, 2018 at 01:24 am  Reply

hi sir, it is very useful for me . thankyou..

Reply #1 Bill gates Jun 12, 2019 at 03:12 pm

You're welcome

Comment #68 by Ngoo Nam Mar 6, 2018 at 02:39 pm  Reply

Awesome! Thanks a 99 million!

Comment #67 by Utsab Jan 15, 2018 at 01:43 pm  Reply

Can u please tell me where is the "win" key located on my keyboard??

Comment #66 by Tej Oct 19, 2017 at 02:43 am  Reply

Wow!! very helpful..

Comment #65 by shiva Jul 12, 2017 at 12:16 am  Reply

wow! it is very useful trick.thanks sir

Comment #64 by Ramya Dharshini R Jun 22, 2017 at 02:30 am  Reply

excellent thinking regarding shortcut keys

Comment #63 by Mordhwaj Sahu Apr 26, 2017 at 04:57 am  Reply

it is very good for employees, because if we know the shortcut keys, definitely we will done easiest way..... Great job

Comment #62 by fawadahmadmumand Dec 5, 2016 at 11:14 pm  Reply

this is very awesome and good shortcut for all students. thanks.

Comment #61 by Tom Holzel Dec 2, 2016 at 04:53 pm  Reply

I seem to accidentally initiate keyboard commands that knock me off whatever I'm doing. Is there a way to turn-off all the keyboard shortcuts?

Comment #60 by KOTESWARARAO Jul 28, 2016 at 12:22 am  Reply

it is use full for shortcut key good thinking thanking you very nice

Comment #59 by spanner Jul 9, 2016 at 04:43 am  Reply

This is fantastic!

Comment #58 by Jerome Jun 24, 2016 at 08:25 am  Reply

Nice information, however some laptops have missing keys. Where is the Pause/break key?

Reply #1 Sheryl Sep 28, 2016 at 10:11 am

I have an HP laptop and the break key is fn+pg dn. It should be labeled on the keyboard regardless of the brand.

Comment #57 by CNouah Mar 18, 2016 at 10:14 am  Reply

Wow i discovered new shortcuts i never knew before. Is very helpfull!

Comment #56 by zishan Feb 10, 2016 at 04:16 am  Reply

its very useful information. and helpful to learners.

Reply #1 thair talib Jun 14, 2016 at 07:41 pm

its very useful information. and helpful to learners

Comment #55 by Arya Dec 22, 2015 at 10:29 am  Reply

Thanks a lot

Comment #54 by Sri laxmi Nov 15, 2015 at 02:07 am  Reply

It's Nice

Comment #53 by Santosh Mali Oct 20, 2015 at 07:54 am  Reply

Nice Short key

Comment #52 by Dharmendra kr Jun 13, 2015 at 07:50 am  Reply

Great info, helpful to operate windows more efficiently. thanx dear

Reply #1 soe Jul 10, 2015 at 01:20 pm

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Comment #51 by Skywolf Jun 8, 2015 at 04:26 am  Reply

When you say selecting multiple taskbar items was removed in Win 7 what do you mean? Even with the mouse it only selects one at a time.

Comment #50 by Nilesh Jadhav Jun 3, 2015 at 04:23 am  Reply

very Nice..................

Comment #49 by Sahnaz Nisha May 25, 2015 at 10:08 am  Reply

what is the meaning of Win?

Reply #2 zishan Feb 10, 2016 at 04:13 am

windows ( sign between CTRL and ALT on key board.

Reply #1 Anon May 27, 2015 at 01:43 am

Win is the abbreviation of Windows

Comment #48 by Philip T Mar 10, 2015 at 11:39 am  Reply

Spelling in http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Windows_7.html near the bottom, "Turn High Contract on or off (Careful, will change theme!)" I thjink you mean "High Contrast"

Reply #1 bernd Mar 12, 2015 at 07:57 am

thanks; fixed.

Comment #47 by Shuvo2014 Mar 2, 2015 at 12:20 am  Reply

Thank's a lot.

Comment #46 by Steve Jan 12, 2015 at 08:00 pm  Reply

Anyone know of a shortcut to open a folder in a new window. There is a right click option to do it, but I can't find a keyboard shortcut. The only one I can find is to "open a new window" which is NOT the same as opening a folder in a new window.

Reply #3 SHurley Jan 6, 2016 at 07:49 am

Tx for the Shift 10 e response. I find it very helpful. I forget where I was looking and now don't have to worry about getting that file path back.

Reply #2 Anon May 27, 2015 at 01:41 am

Pressing Ctrl+Enter will open the selected folder in a new window

Reply #1 bernd Jan 14, 2015 at 05:37 am

No default as far as i know, but you can do [Shift]+[F10] to emulate right mouse click, then [e]. for Op[e]n in New Windows.

Comment #45 by lucky Jan 6, 2015 at 08:40 am  Reply

waoooooooooooo nice it's great

Comment #44 by khalid Jan 5, 2015 at 05:23 am  Reply

NICE..........

Comment #43 by C Sai Vasanth Dec 29, 2014 at 06:34 pm  Reply

Thanks! We got lot of information from this website.

Comment #42 by Phanikumar Lekkala Nov 20, 2014 at 04:09 pm  Reply

Very useful to us....

Thanks & Congrats to Administrator for letting me know all these...

Reply #1 sunnyhcc Dec 16, 2014 at 07:05 am

A Great Effort and all persons welcome

Comment #41 by jaynata Nov 10, 2014 at 07:26 am  Reply

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Comment #39 by divyesh Oct 13, 2014 at 06:46 am  Reply

thanks also for help full information in the site.
Congratulations to admin.

Comment #38 by Mool Chand Aug 16, 2014 at 06:45 am  Reply

very use full key for windows 8.
win+m ( minimise all window )

Reply #2 bernd Aug 31, 2014 at 06:07 pm

To minimize one window press [Win]+[Arrow Down]+[Arrow Down]. To get it back right after minimizing, press [Alt]+[Tab].

Reply #1 elvis Aug 30, 2014 at 05:17 pm

what about if u wants 2 minimise one window

Comment #37 by TG NEGI Jun 17, 2014 at 09:42 am  Reply

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Comment #36 by Cpt America May 27, 2014 at 10:28 pm  Reply

Thanks very much!

Reply #1 chris Jun 23, 2014 at 01:06 am

thanks very much help me so much with my comp bro cheers ! x

Comment #35 by Stead Kiger May 19, 2014 at 09:50 am  Reply

This is great. I especially like the PDFs. One suggestion, though: the list of shortcuts for remote desktop on this page is missing a few of the shortcuts from "Using Shortcuts in Remote Desktop" on the pagehttp://www.shortcutworld.com/en/win/Windows-Remote-Desktop.html Thanks!

Comment #34 by Jidass May 14, 2014 at 05:49 pm  Reply

It is vary nice

Comment #33 by Ganesh R. Kosre Apr 25, 2014 at 06:31 am  Reply

Good Job...

Comment #32 by amol Apr 20, 2014 at 03:02 am  Reply

nice one

Comment #31 by aRHnaInjKli Apr 9, 2014 at 04:46 am  Reply

What's win?

Comment #30 by karthikeyenvsk Mar 20, 2014 at 08:18 pm  Reply

Very Very Thanks for this.......................

Comment #29 by Senthil Feb 24, 2014 at 03:37 pm  Reply

It will very much helpful for the Student and other professionals who are all not related with the IT field. Thanks for the nice information and all the very best.

Comment #28 by Vipin P R Feb 24, 2014 at 12:04 am  Reply

It helped to get some more new in-formations. Thankss...

Comment #27 by bobface Jan 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm  Reply

I know a cool shortcut. It may be on here for I didn't read them all. ++ is opening a new window

Reply #1 bobface Jan 27, 2014 at 11:04 pm

I mean Ctrl+Shift+Click on new taskbar icon opens a new window

Comment #26 by Miracle smith Jan 18, 2014 at 06:24 am  Reply

thanks a lot, this is helpful
i do appreciate

Comment #25 by lshmeal Jan 12, 2014 at 11:15 am  Reply

l need a shortcut key to disable usb device

Comment #24 by Ben Cramp Dec 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm  Reply

Looks as though there are enough thanks here already - but here's a few more. Thanks

Comment #23 by mishratapas05 Nov 9, 2013 at 06:15 am  Reply

I donot found any single short cut keys to subscript and superscript in excel
is there any way plz verify and suggest

Comment #22 by Pranav Srivatsav Sep 8, 2013 at 02:03 pm  Reply

A Simple,Stream-lined and Straight forward presentation. Keep it up and updated!!!...

Comment #21 by geraldine Aug 2, 2013 at 03:01 am  Reply

ohhhhhhh! its very(100x)Not all the shortcuts listed under the Win 7 section appear to work on my business laptop running Win 7. I am wondering if it is possible for local IT to actually turn off some of these shortcuts presumably so they don't have to support users who accidentally use these keys and then don't understand what they have done. For example WIN + D does nothing on my machine. Why anyone would want to disable it is beyond me. Is there a way to remap or turn on the short cut key,Not all the shortcuts listed under the Win 7 section appear to work on my business laptop running Win 7. I am wondering if it is possible for local IT to actually turn off some of these shortcuts presumably so they don't have to support users who accidentally use these keys and then don't understand what they have done. For example WIN + D does nothing on my machine. Why anyone would want to disable it is beyond me. Is there a way to remap or turn on the short cut key!

Reply #1 sidhunair Sep 20, 2014 at 04:03 pm

Vazhga valamudan thank u so much, very nice updates

Comment #20 by Peter Wilks Jun 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm  Reply

Not all the shortcuts listed under the Win 7 section appear to work on my business laptop running Win 7. I am wondering if it is possible for local IT to actually turn off some of these shortcuts presumably so they don't have to support users who accidentally use these keys and then don't understand what they have done. For example WIN + D does nothing on my machine. Why anyone would want to disable it is beyond me. Is there a way to remap or turn on the short cut key?

Comment #19 by Rossman May 4, 2013 at 10:10 am  Reply

I appreciate you taking the time and effort to make these shortcuts available in the pdf dnld. It looks great and fits on 2 pages, well done.

Comment #18 by Tejas pagar Apr 26, 2013 at 06:25 am  Reply

a wonderfull sight for those who dont carry a mouse........
ha....... ha........ ha.........

Comment #17 by haimi Mar 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm  Reply

bundle of thanks.
thanks allot

Comment #16 by iqbal ahmed khan Jan 23, 2013 at 02:15 am  Reply

very useful information is here. well done to admin!

Comment #15 by Rod Nordland Jan 3, 2013 at 07:46 am  Reply

Hi, on Windows 7 64bit I have been unable to put customized keyboard shortcuts in. I can enter them in the Keyboard Shortcut field in the properties page, and though the shortcut works (such as when clicking on its icon), the associated keyboard shortcut (viz, Ctrl-Alt-d) does nothing. Have tried this with many different combinations. Any thoughts? thanks much

Comment #14 by yashar678 Dec 26, 2012 at 05:08 am  Reply

thanks alot for helpfull information in the site.
Congratulations to admin.

Comment #13 by sunil Dec 20, 2012 at 02:02 am  Reply

very good for short cuts tanks

Comment #12 by AdvancedUser Nov 17, 2012 at 03:17 am  Reply

Perhaps there's an error...

I've always found that [Win] + [+/=] / [Win] + [-] activate and operate the Windows zoom feature. Using the Win key and '[' / ']' keys does nothing for me.

The confusion might have something to do with a Dvorak key layout...the QWERTY and Dvorak decals being "crossed up".

Comment #11 by bhupendra kumar Nov 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm  Reply

very usefull site.thanks

Comment #10 by mallikarjun jakune Oct 22, 2012 at 04:36 am  Reply

very good for pc sortcuts thanks

Comment #9 by IncurableGeek Jul 29, 2012 at 01:39 pm  Reply

There are trolls all over the net who post mean-spirited comments. Fortunately most people I meet on the net are of higher caliber.For what it's worth I found your Win 7 Shortcuts to be concise and meaningful. Thanks for taking your time to make a selfless contribution.

Reply #1 KAPIL-SHARMA Aug 8, 2012 at 07:36 am

thanks

Comment #8 by KAPIL-SHARMA Jul 24, 2012 at 06:21 am  Reply

to minimize window+D

Comment #7 by kapil-sharma Jul 21, 2012 at 07:20 am  Reply

to select click left buttons + arrows

Comment #6 by KAPIL-SHARMA Jul 21, 2012 at 07:00 am  Reply

I have found a more short cut key Ctrl + up/down scroll wheel. This will make icons big and small in size

Comment #5 by ahpuyz Jan 28, 2012 at 04:15 am  Reply

I think in 5.3 "change size of icons" should be Ctrl+mouse scroll...

Reply #3 sourav Jul 24, 2012 at 06:18 am

i know he asked to KAPILabout this sort key

Reply #2 rahul Jul 21, 2012 at 07:27 am

don't coppy him

Reply #1 bernd Jan 28, 2012 at 10:51 am

Agree & fixed. Thanks!

Comment #4 by Randy Wear Dec 27, 2011 at 08:12 am  Reply

Very nicely done. Great information. Very helpful. Thank you.

Comment #3 by Vio Aug 4, 2011 at 06:15 am  Reply

Thnx a lot for the information on the site!
It's such a good tool!

Comment #2 by Jiang Mar 2, 2011 at 01:34 am  Reply

This site is immensely helpful! Thanks for creating it!

Reply #2 Rhys Jul 26, 2012 at 05:08 am

well it wouldn't be helpful for you because your obviously to 'stupidd' to use it considering you cant even spell you time waster

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Comment #1 by Ccw Jan 5, 2011 at 12:05 am  Reply

The Ctrl + arrow key + space shortcut under 5.4 Navigation does not work anymore in Windows 7.

Reply #3 Rod Nordland Jan 3, 2013 at 05:10 am

Hi, on Windows 7 64bit I have been unable to put customized keyboard shortcuts in. I can enter them in the Keyboard Shortcut field in the properties page, and though the shortcut works (such as when clicking on its icon), the associated keyboard shortcut (viz, Ctrl-Alt-d) does nothing. Have tried this with many different combinations. Any thoughts? thanks much

Reply #2 kapil-sharma Jul 21, 2012 at 07:17 am

thanks
i thought to up and down the list

Reply #1 bernd Jan 5, 2011 at 08:05 am

It should work. Try to keep holding the ctrl key while going up/down with arrow keys and press space until you have selected all items. Only at the end you let the ctrl key go.

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