How to use keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10

How to use keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10

The tricks in the computer are like stars in the sky: something practically infinite. It may be a long time, and we think we are experts on these boundaries when you get up and learn something new. Giving you a smile, of course.

We have spoken many times of keyboard shortcuts. That combination of keys that is capable of doing all the tasks – good, almost all – of a conventional mouse. We have shown you the most practical and a handful of them do not fall short.

And reading the title of the article, you may think what I would even think. Again? Do not know what else to take on this blog? Before you remember our kinship in the comment box, I must tell you that this is not merely a shortcut guide. Is the Bible of a keyboard shortcut, since it will include each and every one of them in this article so that after reading it, you see the mouse as inferior. And if you do not believe me, check it out. You’ll be the master of Windows 10.

 Snap Shortcuts

snap shortcuts

Lo shortcuts to divide the screen much as you want.

  • Windows + Left key – to snap active window to the left
  • Windows + Right key – to lock active window to the right
  • Windows + Up key – to snap up the active window
  • Windows + Down key – to catch active window to bottom

Also, when you catch from a window to a side or a quadrant, Windows will automatically suggest that you choose any of the other applications you are using to fill in the free space.

Manage Virtual Desktops

With the arrival of Windows 10, you got the option to have multiple virtual desktops running at the same time. Here are the shortcuts for handling them.

  • Windows + Ctrl + D key – creates a new virtual desktop
  • Windows + Ctrl + Left key – move to the desktop on the left
  • Windows + Ctrl + Right key – move right to the desktop
  • Windows + Ctrl + F4 – Close the current desktop
  • Windows + Tab key – display all your desktops and applications

Windows 10:Master Cortana

Cortana, the assistant Windows 10 may be not so dear or as used as Siri or Google Assistant, but as I mentioned, I want you to be an expert in handling the keyboard. Here are his shortcuts. Also, it saves you talking to a computer.

  • Windows + Q key – launches Cortana ready to receive voice commands
  • Windows + S key – launches Cortana ready to receive written orders
  • Windows + I key – opens the Settings page Windows 10
  • Windows + A key – opens the center of actions (or notifications) Windows
  • Windows + X key – opens the context menu start button (the one with quick access to functions such as terminal window, which we will discuss in the following lines)
  • The Command Window

The command window or terminal has new options for the keyboard. No more going to complicate life for these homes, you’re going to look like a hacker typing things without anyone understanding anything. And reward track: these options also work on other text apps.

  •  Shift + Left – highlight text to the left of the cursor
  • Shift + Right – highlight text to the right of the cursor
  • Ctrl + Shift + Left (or Right) – highlight blocks of text instead of just one item at a timeCtrl + C – Copy the selected text to the “clipboard” Windows
  • Ctrl + V – Paste the text of the “clipboard” to the terminal
  • Ctrl + A – Select all text

The shortcuts of a lifetime

Shortcut Keys

Yes, alternatives that will never die. Although there are some new, these are the ones that have lasted through the versions of Windows until its tenth release. You may know many, but you may discover some.

  • Windows + key temporarily hides all apps to show desktop
  • Windows key + D – Minimize all applications to go directly to the desktop
  • Ctrl + Shift + M – restore all (very useful after Win + D) minimized applications
  • Windows + Home key – to minimize all windows except the one you are using
  • Windows + L key – lock your PC and go to the window lock
  • Windows + E key – open the file browser
  • Alt + Up – up one level in the file browser
  • Alt + Left – go to the previous folder in the file browser
  • Alt + Right – go to the next folder in the file browser
  • Alt + Tab – switch windows (hold down Alt while pressing Tab to choose which window to go visually)
  • Alt + F4 – Close the current window
  • Windows key + Shift + Left (or Right) – move a window to your next monitor
  • Windows + T key – switch applications between those found in the taskbar (press Enter to choose)
  • Windows key + any number key – open the application from your taskbar located at that position (e.g., Win + 2 opens the second application located from left to right in the taskbar)

Explore windows to the End

Explore Windows

These shortcuts are to access the most advanced Windows 10 tools, or at least, the most useful for any situation. And yes, I also remembered the Ctrl + Alt + Delete. And by the way, be careful and think well what you are going to push.

  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc – open the task manager
  • Windows + R key – open the dialog box “Run”
  • Shift + Delete – delete files permanently without sending them to the Recycle Bin
  • Alt + Enter – display the properties of the selected item
  • Windows + U key – open the center easily accessible
  • Windows + Space key – change the keyboard language
  • Windows + Ctrl + Shift + any number key key – open the application from your taskbar located in that position, but with administrator


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