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.
|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|
|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 later on introduced these new shortcuts:
- WinKey+Alt+D : Opens date & time
- WinKey+Shift+C : Opens Cortana
- WinKey+. : Opens Emoji Panel.
Do let me know if you have found any new WinKey keyboard shortcut or if I missed anything.
UPDATE: Do read the comments for some additional keyboard shortcuts.
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.
Love tricks? Check out Windows 10 Tips and Tricks.