Windows 10, the latest version of the Windows operating system, offers a wide range of useful keyboard shortcuts. These keyboard shortcuts offer the potential to perform a task faster or navigate the system easier. They help a computer user to complete a task more effecient. Windows 10 has a ton of keyboard shortcuts, but here are the most essential.
To be clear, everything on a computer is accessible wih a simple keyboard and a few keyboard shortcuts. You do not need a computer mouse to navigate the entire operating system. A keyboard shortcut is often faster and makes you look more like a computer expert.
Below are the most useful keyboard shortcuts to navigate through Windows 10.
|Windows Key + L||Lock your current session.|
|Windows Key + S||Open the search module.|
|Windows Key + E||Open the file explorer.|
|Windows Key + I||Open the settings application.|
|Windows Key + D||Show the desktop and minimise the opened windows.|
|Windows Key + M||Minimise the openend programs, tools and windows.|
|Windows Key + T||Cycle through the icons on the taskbar.|
|Windows Key + R||Open the run dialogue box.|
|Windows Key + Right arrow||Move the active program, tool or window to the right side of the screen.|
|Windows Key + Left arrow||Move the active program, tool or window to the left side of the screen.|
|Windows Key + Up arrow||Move the active program, tool or window to the top of the screen.|
|Windows Key + Down arrow||Move the active program, tool or window to the bottom of the screen.|
|Windows Key + Shift + S||Take a screenshot from a specific area without additional tools.|
|Ctrl + Shift + Esc||Open the task manager tool.|
|Ctrl + Esc||Open the start menu.|
|Ctrl + C||Copy the selected item.|
|Ctrl + X||Remove and copy the selected item.|
|Ctrl + V||Paste the copied or cut item.|
|Ctrl + Z||Undo the latest task.|
|Alt + Tab||Switch between the opened programs, tools and windows.|
|Alt + Shift + Tab||Switch between the opened programs, tools and windows in the other direction.|
|Alt + F4||Close the current program, tool or window.|
|Alt + D||Select the address bar in a window.|
|Spacebar||Select or clear the checkbox.|
|Backspace||Open a folder one level up.|
For a complete list of keyboard shortcuts and corresponding tasks, please visit the official Windows website.
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