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 + LLock your current session.
Windows Key + SOpen the search module.
Windows Key + EOpen the file explorer.
Windows Key + IOpen the settings application.
Windows Key + DShow the desktop and minimise the opened windows.
Windows Key + MMinimise the openend programs, tools and windows.
Windows Key + TCycle through the icons on the taskbar.
Windows Key + ROpen the run dialogue box.
Windows Key + Right arrowMove the active program, tool or window to the right side of the screen.
Windows Key + Left arrowMove the active program, tool or window to the left side of the screen.
Windows Key + Up arrowMove the active program, tool or window to the top of the screen.
Windows Key + Down arrowMove the active program, tool or window to the bottom of the screen.
Windows Key + Shift + STake a screenshot from a specific area without additional tools.
Ctrl + Shift + EscOpen the task manager tool.
Ctrl + EscOpen the start menu.
Ctrl + CCopy the selected item.
Ctrl + XRemove and copy the selected item.
Ctrl + VPaste the copied or cut item.
Ctrl + ZUndo the latest task.
Alt + TabSwitch between the opened programs, tools and windows.
Alt + Shift + TabSwitch between the opened programs, tools and windows in the other direction.
Alt + F4Close the current program, tool or window.
Alt + DSelect the address bar in a window.
SpacebarSelect or clear the checkbox.
BackspaceOpen 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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One thought on “The most useful keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 | Tutorial

  1. Very useful thanks for sharing this! Some of these I definitely rely on too much but some I should really start using to speed things up.

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