Top Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Updated on 08th November 2017
Open Apps and Setting
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpen Task Manager
Windows logo key + AOpen Action Center
Windows logo key + EOpen File Explorer
Windows logo key + IOpen Settings
Windows logo key (or Ctrl + Esc)Open the Start menu
Windows logo key + ROpen the Run dialog box
Windows logo key + SOpen Search
Windows logo key + PauseOpen System Properties
Windows logo key + Shift + COpen Charms
General
Windows logo key + DShow / Hide Desktop
Windows logo key + Comma(,)Take a quick look at the desktop
Windows logo key + LLock your PC or switch accounts
Windows logo key + PChoose a presentation display mode
Windows logo key + space barSwitch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key + XOpen Start button context menu
Managing Windows
Windows logo key + tab (or Alt + Tab)Switch between open windows
Alt + F4Close the active windows
F5 (or Ctrl + R)Refresh the active window
Windows logo key + Up ArrowMaximize the window
Windows logo key + Down ArrowMinimize the window
Windows logo key + Left arrowMaximize the window to the left side of the screen
Windows logo key + Right arrowMaximize the window to the right side of the screen
Copy, Paste
Ctrl + XCut the selected item
Ctrl + CCopy the selected item
Ctrl + VPaste the selected item
Ctrl + ZUndo an action
Ctrl + YRedo an action
File Explorer
F2Rename File
F3Search for a file or folder in File Explorer
F4Display the address bar list in File Explorer
Alt + EnterDisplay properties for the selected file/folder
Alt + Up ArrowGo up one folder
Ctrl + ASelect all items
Ctrl + D (or Delete)Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Shift + DeleteDelete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Alt + DSelect the address bar
Ctrl + NOpen a new window
Ctrl + WClose the active window
Ctrl + Shift + NCreate a new folder


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