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Windows 10 Shortcuts

Windows 10 Shortcuts  

Uploaded by berndupdated on 10/5/2015 by abrahamist
Platform: Windows/ English
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minus1. Manage Start Button and Task Bar
WinActivate Start Button. Then use Arrow KeysSpace and Enter to navigate within Start Menu
EscapeClose Start Menu
Win+TGo to first item in Taskbar, continue with Arrow Keys, and press Enter
Win+BGo to first item in System Tray
Shift+click on a Taskbar itemStart new instance of Taskbar item
Ctrl+Shift+click on a Taskbar itemStart new instance of Taskbar item as administrator
Shift+right-click on a Taskbar itemShow the window menu for the program
Win+1...9Switch to application in position N on Taskbar (or launch pinned application)
Shift+Win+1...9Start new instance of taskbar item in position N on Taskbar
Win+DMinimize all windows on all Monitors. Press again to restore previous state
Win+MMinimize all windows on current Monitor.
Win+Shift+MRestore previously minimized windows on current Monitor
Win+HomeSet all windows to Minimized on current Monitor except active
Win+,Temporarily show the Desktop
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minus2. Access Commonly Used Windows Features
Win+EStart Windows Explorer
Win+ROpen the Run window
Win+LLock Windows
Win+PChoose Projection Mode (Switch between Screen and Projector, extend and duplicate displays)
Win+HShare Screenshot
Win+KConnect to Wireless Devices
Win+QStart Cortana and ready for Voice Input
Win+SStart Cortana and ready for Text Input
Win+IStart Windows 10 Settings Interface
Win+AStart Windows 10 Action Center
Win+XStart Windows 10 Context Menu (same as right-clicking start button)
Ctrl+Shift+EscOpens Windows Task Manager
Win+Pause/BreakDisplay System Properties which holds system properties, computer name, device manager and so on
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minus3. Manage Screen Recordings
Requires to start Xbox App on Windows 10 and Screen Recording Utility, per first two keystrokes below.
Press win key, then type 'xbox', then press enterStart Xbox for Screen Recording Utility
Win+GStart Screen Recording Utility via the Xbox Game Bar. Confirm with 'Yes this is a game'
Win+Alt+RStart and Stop Screen Recording. Recording is saved under This PC\Videos\Captures
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minus4. Take and Share Screenshots
PrtScrTake Screenshot
Win+HShare Screenshots
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minus5. Manage Keyboard Layout / Input Languages
Alt+ShiftChange keyboard language layout in order they are setup
Press and hold Win, then press SpaceShow all available keyboard language layouts and lets you select by continue pressing Space
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minus6. Navigate File List and Navigation Pane
Arrow KeysNavigate between files and folders
EnterOpen folder or start application
Home/EndJump to first / jump to last item
F2Change the file name of active item
F2, then Arrow LeftArrow RightMove one character to the left / to the right in item name
F2, then CtrlArrow Left/Arrow RightJump one word to the left / to the right of item name
F2, then Home /EndJump to beginning / jump to end of item name
F2, then Ctrl+ASelect all/ complete object name including suffix (default excludes suffix)
Arrow Left/Arrow RightExpand folder / collapse folder (navigation pane only)
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minus7. File List Views
Alt+PDisplay or hide Preview Pane
Alt+V then DView details. Check View menu for more options
Alt+V then XView extra-large icons. Check View menu for more options
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheelChange size of icons
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minus8. Select Items in File List and Navigation Pane
Shift+Arrow UpArrow DownSelect multiple adjacent items (directly above or below)
Ctrl with Arrow keys and SpaceSelect multiple non-adjacent items. Hold ctrl, use arrow keys to move to next item, and pressspace to add/remove from selection
Ctrl+ASelect all
A ...Z and 1..9Press the initial letter any item to jump to it. Continue typing the full name if multiple items start with the same letter
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minus9. Manage Items in Explorer
Ctrl+CCtrl+XCtrl+VCopy, Cut, Paste
Ctrl+ZUndo an action
Ctrl+YRedo an action
DeleteDelete an item and place it into the Recycle Bin
Shift+DeleteDelete an item permanently without placing it into the Recycle Bin
Shift+F10Activate context menu of active object. Replaces the right mouse button. Once in the context menu use arrow keysa-z and enter to get to the selection
Ctrl+Shift+NCreate new folder
Alt+EnterOpen Properties dialog box
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minus10. Power User Commands
Sorted by their subjective usefulness.
Win+XUShutdown Options. Prefer this over Alt+F4, as it is cumbersome cycling through closing Windows before hitting the Windows Shutdown
Win+XPControl Panel (better: Win+R, then type 'control')
Win+XWNetwork Settings
Win+XTTask Manager
Win+XFPrograms and Features
Win+XAElevated Command Prompt (Admin cmd)
Win+XYSystem Information
Win+XMDevice Manager
Win+XGComputer Management
Win+XOPower Options
Win+XVEvent Viewer
Win+XKDisk Management
Win+XBMobility Center
Win+XRWindows Run Command (better: Win+r)
Win+XCCommand Prompt (better: Win+R, then 'cmd')
Win+XSCortana Search (better: Win+Q)
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minus11. Windows Magnifier Shortcuts
Win++Start Magnifier
Win+EscExit Magnifier
Win++ / -With Magnifier activated, zoom in / zoom out
Ctrl+Alt+IInvert colors in Magnifier display
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minus12. Windows Dialog Boxes
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+TabMove forward / move backwards through tabs
Tab/Shift+TabMove forward / move backwards through options
Alt+underlined letterPerform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
EnterReplaces clicking the mouse for many selected commands
SpaceSelect or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Arrow KeysSelect a button if the active option is a group of option buttons
F4Display the items in the active list
BackspaceOpen a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
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minus13. The Rest
Win+F1Display Windows Help
Shift when inserting CD or DVDPrevent CD or DVD from automatically playing
F11Turn full page view on or off (unless overwritten by Application Shortcut, such as Excel 2013)
Ctrl+Win+FSearch for Computers (with Active Directory activated)


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