windows 10

We often use keyboard shortcuts while using Windows operating systems. While there are some which we are well aware of like CTRL+S, CTRL+C, CTRL+V, there are many which we do not know. Here is a complete list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows 20 which are immensely ebneficial for you. Check them out!

Two new shortcuts that have been recently added are:

  • WinKey+Alt+D : Opens Date & Time
  • WinKey+Shift+C : Opens Cortana
Keyboard Shortcuts Functions
F2Rename the selected item
F3Search for a file or folder in File Explorer
F4Display the address bar list in File Explorer
F5Refresh the active window
F6Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10Activate the Menu bar in the active app
Alt+F4Close the active item, or exit the active app
Alt+EscCycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Alt+underlined letterPerform the command for that letter
Alt+EnterDisplay properties for the selected item
Alt+SpacebarOpen the shortcut menu for the active window
Alt+Left arrowGo back
Alt+Right arrowGo forward
Alt+Page UpMove up one screen
Alt+Page DownMove down one screen
Alt+TabSwitch between open apps
Ctrl+F4Close the active document
Ctrl+ASelect all items in a document or window
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)Copy the selected item
Ctrl+D (or Delete)Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Ctrl+R (or F5)Refresh the active window
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)Paste the selected item
Ctrl+XCut the selected item
Ctrl+YRedo an action
Ctrl+ZUndo an action
Ctrl+Right arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+Left arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl+Down arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+Up arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Alt+TabUse the arrow keys to switch between all open apps
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+arrow keysWhen a group or tile is in focus in the Start menu, move it in the direction specified
Ctrl+arrow key (to move to an item)+SpacebarSelect multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl+Shift with an arrow keySelect a block of text
Ctrl+EscOpen Start
Ctrl+Shift+EscOpen Task Manager
Ctrl+ShiftSwitch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available
Ctrl+SpacebarTurn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off
Shift+F10Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift with any arrow keySelect more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
Shift+DeleteDelete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Right arrowOpen the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Left arrowOpen the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
EscStop or leave the current task

This might interest you:

A Complete list of Windows 10 File Explorer Shortcuts


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