Complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

This post lists the Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts for CMD, Dialog boxes, File Explorer, Continuum, Surface Hub, Ease of Access, Settings, Taskbar, Magnifier, Narrator, Windows Store Apps, WinKey, Virtual Desktops, etc.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

Let us check out this list, sourced from Microsoft.

Keyboard Shortcut Action
 

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

 

Copy the selected item

 

Ctrl+X

 

Cut the selected item

 

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

 

Paste the selected item

 

Ctrl+Z

 

Undo an action

 

Alt+Tab

 

Switch between open apps

Alt+F4

 Close the active item, or exit the active app

There are more!

Keyboard Shortcut Action

F2

Rename the selected item

F3

Search for a file or folder in File Explorer

F4

Display the address bar list in File Explorer

F5

Refresh the active window

F6

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

F10

Activate the Menu bar in the active app

Alt+F4

Close the active item, or exit the active app

Alt+Esc

Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

Alt+underlined letter

Perform the command for that letter

Alt+Enter

Display properties for the selected item

Alt+Spacebar

Open the shortcut menu for the active window

Alt+Left arrow

Go back

Alt+Right arrow

Go forward

Alt+Page Up

Move up one screen

Alt+Page Down

Move down one screen

Alt+Tab

Switch between open apps

Ctrl+F4

Close the active document

Ctrl+A

Select 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+X

Cut the selected item

Ctrl+Y

Redo an action

Ctrl+Z

Undo an action

Ctrl+Right arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

Ctrl+Left arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word

Ctrl+Down arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

Ctrl+Up arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+arrow keys

When 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)+Spacebar

Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop

Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key

Select a block of text

Ctrl+Esc

Open Start

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Open Task Manager

Ctrl+Shift

Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available

Ctrl+Spacebar

Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off

Shift+F10

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

Shift with any arrow key

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

Shift+Delete

Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

Right arrow

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu

Left arrow

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu

Esc

Stop or leave the current task

Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduces two new shortcuts:

  • WinKey+Alt+D : Opens Date & Time
  • WinKey+Shift+C : Opens Cortana

Want even more? Check out these post which list keyboard shortcuts for specific areas:

  1. New WinKey Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
  2. File Explorer keyboard shortcuts
  3. Windows 10 Ease of Access and Settings keyboard shortcuts
  4. CTRL commands or keyboard shortcuts
  5. CMD or Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts
  6. Microsoft Surface Hub keyboard shortcuts
  7. Keyboard Shortcuts for Taskbar and Virtual Desktops
  8. Keyboard shortcuts for Narrator & Magnifier
  9. Continuum keyboard shortcuts.

Source: Microsoft.

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