Keyboard shortcuts for ease of use on your Windows 10 computer – a complete list

Keyboard shortcuts for ease of use on your Windows 10 computer - a complete list

In this article, we will tell you what hotkeys are on your Windows 10 computer that will simplify work in the event of a malfunctioning mouse and increase your performance. Some versions have different keyboard shortcuts and actions

A list of the most commonly used Windows keyboard shortcuts.

How to open a program from the START menu without using a mouse.

Open the ” START” menu, press the hot keys [Windows] or [Ctrl + Esc]

Windows 8 does not have a  ” START” menu, so pressing the [Windows] or [Ctrl + Esc] hotkeys will bring up the original screen or desktop.
In the  ” START” menu, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate (up, down, left, right). Press the [ Enter ] key

How to open programs on the PC desktop using only the keyboard.

The [ TAB ] hotkey will allow you to navigate the Desktop of your PC, and [ TAB ] can also switch between the Desktop, items on the Taskbar and the Start menu. In some cases, it may take several taps on the [ Tab ] hotkey to navigate to the icons on the Desktop.

After you have switched using the [ Tab ] hotkey to the desktop, use the arrows on your keyboard to navigate (up, down, left, right).
Select the program you need, open it with the [ Enter ] key

Hotkey to close the program / browser tab.

The hotkey [Ctrl + F4] on your keyboard will help you close an open program or browser tab.
You can also use the hot key [Alt + Space], in the window that opens using the arrow on the keyboard down or up to the item “Close” or “Exit” and press the [ Enter 

If you use the hotkey [Ctrl + F4] in an open folder, then you will be moved to the “File path” line.
Use the hotkey [ Alt + F4] to close the folder.

Minimize or reduce the program window.

To reduce or minimize the program window, press the hotkey [Windows + Down arrow]

Expand or enlarge the program window.

To enlarge or expand the program window, press the hotkey [Windows + Up Arrow]

Moving the program window on the computer using the keyboard.

Use the [Alt + Space] hotkey to keep the window in windowed mode, select the “Restore” item and press [ Enter ]
To move the window, use the [Alt + Space] hotkey then select the “Move” item and use the use the arrows on the keyboard (up, down, left, right) to move the program window

Switch between tabs using the keyboard.

To move between tabs from left to right use the hotkey [Ctrl + Tab].
To move between tabs from right to left use the hotkey [Ctrl + Shift + Tab].

Move between open windows and applications using the keyboard.

To move between open programs on your computer using the keyboard, press the [Alt] key, then press the [ Tab ] key , you will open all applications and programs that are currently running, to move between them, press the [ Tab ] key without releasing the key [Alt] until you select the window you need, then release both keys. Full keyboard shortcut [Alt + Tab].

Control and navigate text using the keyboard

To save time with text, you can use the arrows on the keyboard (Up, Down, Left, Right ).
To move from one word to another use the hotkey [Ctrl + right / left arrow]
To move from one paragraph to another use the hotkey [Ctrl + up / down arrow]
To move to the beginning of the line use the [Home] hotkey
To move to end of the line use the hotkey [End]
To select text one character at a time, use the hotkey [Shift + right / left arrow]
To select a word, use the hotkey [Shift + Ctrl + right / left arrow]
To select a line, use the hotkey [Shift + down arrow]
To select all text, use the hotkey [Ctrl + A]

Scrolling a window using the keyboard

Use the [Up] or [Page Up] arrow to move up .

Use the [Down] or [Page Down] arrow to move down .

Complete list of Windows keyboard shortcuts

[Ctrl + A]: select all.
[Ctrl + C] or [Ctrl + Insert]: copy the selected item
[Ctrl + V] or [Shift + Insert]: paste the selected item.
[Ctrl + X]: Cut the selected item.
[Ctrl + Z]: undo the previous action.
[Ctrl + Y]: redo the action.
[Ctrl + N] duplicate window
[Win + F1]: Help in Windows 10, Bing Search in the default browser. [Alt + F4]: Close the current application or window. [Alt + Tab]: Switch between open applications or windows. [Shift + Delete]: delete the selected item bypassing the trash can. 

Start menu and taskbar

[Win or Ctrl + Esc]: Open the Start Menu.
[Win + X]: Right click on the start menu.
[Win + T]: Switch pinned applications on the taskbar. [Win + Number]: open the application pinned to the taskbar under the corresponding number. [Win + Alt + Number]: open the context menu for the application pinned to the taskbar under the corresponding number. [Win + D]: Show or hide the desktop. 

Desktop

[Win + M] : Minimizes all open windows.
[Win + Shift + M]: restore minimized windows.
[Win + Home]: Minimizes all windows except the selected or active window.
[Win + Up Arrow]: Maximize the selected window.
[Win + Shift + Up Arrow]: Maximizes the active window vertically, keeping its width.
[Win + Down Arrow]: Minimize the selected window.
[Win + Left Arrow or Right Arrow]: Snap the selected window to the left or right half of the screen. (If there is already a window, the Windows + Up or Down keys will snap it to the quadrant.)
[Win + Shift + Left Arrow or Right Arrow]: Moves the selected window to the left or right monitor.
[Win + Tab]: Open the task view.
[Win + Ctrl + D]: Add a new virtual desktop.
[Win + Ctrl + Right Arrow]: Move to the next virtual desktop (right).
[Win + Ctrl + Left Arrow]: Move to the previous virtual desktop (left).
[Win + Ctrl + F4]: Close the current virtual desktop.

Win key (Windows)

[Win + A]: Open Support Center.
[Win + S]: Open Windows 10 Voice Assistant in text mode.
[Win + Q] does the same.
[Win + C]: Open Windows 10 Voice Assistant in Listening Mode.
[Win + E]: open explorer.
[Win + F]: Opens the Windows 10
Feedback Center. [Win + Ctrl + F]: Search for computers on the network.
[Win + G ]: Open the game panel.
[Win + H]: Opens the Share sidebar.
[Win + I]: Open the Settings menu.
[Win + K]: Open the sidebar for connecting to new Bluetooth devices.
[Win + L]: lock your computer.
[Win + O ]: Lock screen orientation.
[Win + P]: Opens the sidebar of a presentation or projection.
[Win + R ]: Open the Run window.
[Win + U]: Screen Announcer.
[Win + W]: Opens Windows Ink Workspace.
[Win + PrtSc]: screenshot of the desktop.
[Win + (+) or (-)]: Zoom in and out with a magnifying glass.
[Win + Esc]: exit the loop.

Command line

You can use these Windows 10 hotkeys from the command line.
[Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert]: copy the selected text to the clipboard.
[Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert]: Paste the copied text into the command line.
[Ctrl + A]: Select all text on the current line.
[Ctrl + Up or Down]: Move the screen one line up or down.
[Ctrl + F]: Search the command line through the search box.
[Ctrl + M]: enter the mark mode selects the text with the mouse. After turning on the mark mode, you can use the arrow keys to move the cursor.
[Shift + Up or Down]: Move the cursor up or down one line and select text.
[Shift + Left or Right]: Move cursor left or right one character and select text.
[Ctrl + Shift + Left or Right]: Move cursor left or right one word and select text.
[Shift + Page Up or Page Down]: Move cursor up or down one screen and select text.
[Shift + Home or End]: Move the cursor to the beginning or end of the current line and select text.
[Ctrl + Shift + Home / End]: Move the cursor to the beginning or end of the screen buffer and select text and the beginning or end of the command line output.

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