Keyboard Shortcuts for Taskbar and Virtual Desktops in Windows 10

Here is a list of the keyboard shortcuts for Taskbar and Virtual Desktops, sourced from Microsoft, that will make you work more efficiently when using these two functions in Windows 10. While it is difficult to remember all of them, you may want to make note of the one’s you think are important to you, and then use them a couple of times – till using them becomes second nature to you.

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Taskbar

Using these Taskbar keyboard shortcuts, you will be able to make the best use of the Windows 10 Taskbar. From opening an app as an administrator or showing the window menu for a group, you can do it all with a few clicks of your keyboard.

Keyboard Shortcut
Action
 

Shift+click a taskbar button

 

Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app

 

Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar button

 

Open an app as an administrator

 

Shift+right-click a taskbar button

 

Show the window menu for the app

 

Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button

 

Show the window menu for the group

 

Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar button

 

Cycle through the windows of the group

Keyboard Shortcuts for Virtual Desktops

You can quickly create a virtual desktop, switch between them and more, using these Virtual Desktop keyboard shortcuts, on your Windows 10 computer.

Keyboard Shortcut Action
 
Windows logo key +Tab
 

Open Task view

 
Windows logo key +Ctrl+D
 

Add a virtual desktop

 
Windows logo key +Ctrl+Right arrow
 

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right

 
Windows logo key +Ctrl+Left arrow
 

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left

 
Windows logo key +Ctrl+F4
 

Close the virtual desktop you’re using

More next weekend!

Go here to take a look at the complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10.

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