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New Windows 10 WinKey Keyboard Shortcuts you want to know

Windows 10 introduces a few new keyboard shortcuts that can help us work and navigate faster. Most of us are familiar with Windows 8.1 keyboard shortcuts. Now let us take a look at some of the new Windows 10 WinKey Keyboard Shortcuts.

New Windows 10 WinKey Keyboard Shortcuts

A WinKey shortcut is a combinations of two or more keys that you can press at the same time, in order to perform a task quickly.  One of these is the WinKey or the key with the Windows flag. Here is a list of some of the new WinKey desktop keyboard shortcuts that have been introduced in Windows 10.

Keyboard Shortcut Description
Windows key Open and close the Start menu.
WinKey +1, WinKey +2, etc. Switch to desktop and launch the numbered application in the taskbar.
WinKey +A Open the Action Center.
WinKey +B Highlight the Notification Area.
WinKey +C Launch Cortana into listening mode. Users can begin to speak to Cortana immediately
WinKey +D Switch between Show Desktop
WinKey +E Launch File Explorer
WinKey +H Open the Share Charm
WinKey +I Open the Settings app
WinKey +K Open the Connect pane
WinKey +L Lock the device and go to the Lock screen
WinKey +M Switch to the desktop and minimize all open windows
WinKey +O Lock device orientation
WinKey +P Open the Project pane to search and connect to external displays and projectors
WinKey +R Display the Run dialog box
WinKey +S Launch Cortana
WinKey +T Cycle through the apps on the taskbar
WinKey +U Launch the Ease of Access Center
WinKey +V Cycle through notifications
WinKey +X Open the WinX menu in the lower-left corner of the screen
WinKey +Z Open the app-specific command bar
WinKey +ENTER Launch Narrator
WinKey +SPACEBAR Switch input language and keyboard layout
WinKey +TAB Open Task view
WinKey +, Peek at the desktop
WinKey +Plus Sign Zoom in
WinKey +Minus Sign Zoom out
WinKey +ESCAPE Close Magnifier
WinKey +LEFT ARROW Dock the active window to the left half of the monitor
WinKey +RIGHT ARROW Dock the active window to the right half of the monitor
WinKey +UP ARROW Maximize the active window vertically and horizontally
WinKey +DOWN ARROW Restore or minimize the active window
WinKey +SHIFT+UP ARROW Maximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width
WinKey +SHIFT+
Restore or minimize the active window vertically
WinKey +SHIFT+LEFT ARROW With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left.
WinKey +Ctrl+F4 Close the desktop you’re using

Windows 10 Anniversary Update introduces two new shortcuts:

Do let me know if you have found any new WinKey keyboard shortcut or if I missed anything.

You can see the entire list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10, Windows Store apps and IE at Microsoft.

Want more? Take a look at the complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10.

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