Microsoft Windows 10 is currently the best Operating System in the world and it provides so many great features, performance, and overall stability. Windows 10 is filled with many Keyboard shortcuts that can help you perform efficiently.
We listed 50 of these Keyboard shortcuts that can help you save time in your workflow.
Basic Windows/Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts:
1. Cut, Copy and Paste
Shortcut Key: CUT (Ctrl + X), COPY (Ctrl + C), PASTE (Ctrl + V)
2. Selecting All
Shortcut Key: Ctrl + A
3. Switching between Open Apps and Programs
Shortcut Key: Alt + Tab
4. Undo an Action
Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Z
5. Close Current Window or Program
Shortcut Key: Alt + F4
6. Select Text
Shortcut Key: Shift + Left/Right/Up/Down Arrow Key
7. Move to the Beginning of the Text
Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Left/Right/Up/Down Arrow Key
8. Delete without moving to the Recycle Bin
Shortcut Key: Shift + Delete
9. Refresh the Current Window
Shortcut Key: F5
10. Open Task Manager
Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Shift + Esc
11. Create a New Folder
Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Shift + N
12. Redo an Action
Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Y
You can redo an action if you undid and it will be easy to restore your action.
13. Rename a File or Folder
Shortcut Key: F2
Rename a file or folder, just select the file and Press F2 and you will be able to rename the file or folder.
Windows Key Shortcuts:
1. Lock your Computer or Switch to another account
Shortcut Key: Windows + L
This shortcut is very helpful if you have password protection enabled in your computer and if you don’t want unauthorized access to your device.
2. Show Desktop
Shortcut Key: Windows + D
This shortcut can help you move to your Desktop screen quickly and all your running apps will be minimized.
3. Open Windows Run
Shortcut Key: Windows + R
This shortcut is available from a long time in Windows and is useful to access Windows Run Command from where you can access some of the programs of Windows (such as notepad).
4. Project your Screen or Change the Display Mode
Shortcut Key: Windows + P
This shortcut is helpful if you use multiple screens and this shortcut makes switching screens easier and faster.
5. Peek at your Desktop
Shortcut Key: Windows + , (Comma)
This shortcut is helpful if you use Sticky Notes while typing you can use this shortcut to have a peek at your desktop without minimizing your programs.
6. Access Calendar with Ease
Shortcut Key: Windows + Alt + Delete
This shortcut was added in Windows 10 after a long time of request from the users, you can access the Calendar easily with this shortcut
File Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts:
1. Open Windows File Explorer
Shortcut Key: Windows + E
This shortcut helps you open Windows File Explorer or “This PC” with ease.
2. Find or Search in File Explorer
Shortcut Key: Ctrl + F
If you want to search or find files in File Explorer without moving your mouse this shortcut is for you.
3. Go Back to the Previous Folder
Shortcut Key: Backspace
Press Backspace in the current window to move back to the previous folder.
4. Preview an Image
Shortcut Key: Alt + P
You can use this shortcut to Preview an Image without opening it.
5. Open Properties
Shortcut Key: Alt + Enter
You can view the properties of a file or folder using this shortcut, just select the file and Press Alt and Enter Key at once.
Customize Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts:
You can also customize or create your own Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 by following these simple steps.
- Right-click on an app of your choice and open “Properties”.
- You will find “Shortcut Key” in the Properties dialog. In the corresponding text field, press your choice of key combination and hit the “Ok” button.
- That’s it. Now whenever you will trigger the said keyboard shortcut, the assigned app will open up.