Short-Cut Keys is an alternative to mouse when working in Windows. Using shortcut keys makes is an easy way to interact with computer.
You can open, close, and navigate the Start menu, desktop, menus, dialog boxes, and Web pages using keyboard shortcuts.
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As we all know that the shortcut keys save our time, essentially it helps us to work more effectively! Shortcut keys provide an easier and quicker method of using Computer.
This tutorial lists shortcut keys that you can use from the desktop in Windows 10.
|Windows logo key||Open and close the Start menu.|
|Windows logo key +1, Windows logo key +2, etc.||Switch to the desktop and launch the nth application in the taskbar.
Windows logo key +1 launches whichever application is first in the list, numbered from left to right.
|Windows logo key +A||Open the action center.|
|Windows logo key +B||Highlight the notification area.|
|Windows logo key +C||Launch Cortana into listening mode. **User can begin to speak to Cortana Immediately.|
|Windows logo key +D||Switch between Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other windows) and the previous state.|
|Windows logo key +E||Switch to the desktop and launch File Explorer with the Quick Access tab displayed.|
|Windows logo key +H||Open the Share charm.|
|Windows logo key +I||Open the Settings app.|
|Windows logo key +K||Open the Connect pane to connect to wireless displays and audio devices.|
|Windows logo key +L||Lock the device and go to the Lock screen.|
|Windows logo key +M||Switch to the desktop and minimize all open windows.|
|Windows logo key +O||Lock device orientation.|
|Windows logo key +P||Open the Project pane to search and connect to external displays and projectors.|
|Windows logo key +R||Display the Run dialog box.|
|Windows logo key +S||Launch Cortana. **Users can begin to type query Immediately.|
|Windows logo key +T||Cycle through the apps on the taskbar.|
|Windows logo key +U||Launch the Ease of Access Center.|
|Windows logo key +V||Cycle through notifications.|
|Windows logo key +X||Open the advanced menu in the lower-left corner of the screen.|
|Windows logo key +Z||Open the app-specific command bar.|
|Windows logo key +ENTER||Launch Narrator.|
|Windows logo key +SPACEBAR||Switch input language and keyboard layout.|
|Windows logo key +TAB||Open Task view.|
|Windows logo key +Comma (,)||Peek at the desktop.|
|Windows logo key +Plus Sign (+)||Zoom in.|
|Windows logo key +Minus Sign (-)||Zoom out.|
|Windows logo key +ESCAPE||Close Magnifier.|
|Windows logo key +LEFT ARROW||Dock the active window to the left half of the monitor.|
|Windows logo key +RIGHT ARROW||Dock the active window to the right half of the monitor.|
|Windows logo key +UP ARROW||Maximize the active window vertically and horizontally.|
|Windows logo key +DOWN ARROW||Restore or minimize the active window.|
|Windows logo key +SHIFT+UP ARROW||Maximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.|
|Windows logo key +SHIFT+
|Restore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.|
|Windows logo key +SHIFT+LEFT ARROW||With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left.|
|Windows logo key Windows logo key +SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW||With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the right.|
|Windows logo key +HOME||Minimize all nonactive windows; restore on second keystroke.|
|Windows logo key +PRINT SCREEN||Take a picture of the screen and place it in the Computer>Pictures>Screenshots folder.|
|Windows logo key +CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT arrow||Switch to the next or previous virtual desktop.|
Note: **If Cortana is unavailable or disabled, this shortcut has no function.
Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere.