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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

Let us check out this list, sourced from Microsoft.

There are more!

Keyboard Shortcut Action


Rename the selected item


Search for a file or folder in File Explorer


Display the address bar list in File Explorer


Refresh the active window


Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop


Activate the Menu bar in the active app


Close the active item, or exit the active app


Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

Alt+underlined letter

Perform the command for that letter


Display properties for the selected item


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


Switch between open apps


Close the active document


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


Cut the selected item


Redo an action


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


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


Open Start


Open Task Manager


Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available


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


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


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


Stop or leave the current task

Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduces two new shortcuts:

Want even more? Check out these post which lists 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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