Windows Shortcuts

This page is a summary of several articles about Window shortcuts especially at https://www.cnet.com/how-to/all-the-windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts-you-need-to-know/.

田 = Windows key
(→, ←, ↑, ↓)  = (Right, Left, Up, Down) arrow

Category Shortcut Action
Basics Ctrl+Z Undo previous action
Ctrl+田+C
Start menu 田 or Ctrl+Esc Open Start menu
田+X Open the secret Start menu
Taskbar 田+T Cycle through the apps (including pinned apps) on the taskbar
田+Number Open the app pinned in the [number] position on the taskbar
田+Alt+Number Open the right-click menu for the app pinned in the [number] position on the taskbar
Magnifier 田++ Zoom in with magnifier
田+- Zoom out with magnifier
田+Esc Exit magnifier
Virtual desktops 田+Tab Open Task view (Same as 田+D)
田+Ctrl+D Add new virtual desktop (Same as 田+D)
田+Ctrl+→ Move to the next virtual desktop (to the right)
田+Ctrl+← Move to the previous virtual desktop (to the left)
田+Ctrl+F4 Close current virtual desktop
Windows key 田 田+R Open the Run window (Same as 田+Q)
田+Print Screen Take a screenshot of the entire desktop and save it to the Screenshots folder in the Pictures folder
田+I Open the Settings menu
田+W Open the Windows Ink Workspace for scribbling on tablets or touchscreen laptops (can open the stick note app quickly)
田+S Search
田+P Open presentation or projection sidebar
田+L Lock your computer
田+E Open File Explorer
田+O Lock screen orientation
田+C Open Cortana in listening mode (similar to saying “Hey, Cortana”)
田+K Open the Connect sidebar (for connecting to new Bluetooth devices or Miracast)
Windows 田+D Show or hide desktop
田+← Snap selected window to the left half of the screen
田+→ Snap selected window to the right half of the screen
田+Home Minimize all windows except the selected or currently active window
田+ ↑ Maximize selected window
田+Shift+M Restore minimized windows
田+M Minimize all open windows
田+↓ Minimize selected window
田+Shift+← Move selected window to the left monitor
田+Shift+→ Move selected window to the right monitor
Command Prompt Shift+<key> [Memo] Move to <key> AND SELECT.
Ctrl+<key> [Memo] Move the scroll within the command prompt.
Ctrl+F Search Command Prompt via Find window
Ctrl+M Enter Mark mode (allows you to select text with mouse). Once Mark mode is enabled, you can use the arrow keys to move the cursor around
Ctrl+C (If current line has no text,) copy selected text to the clipboard.
(If current line has no text,) all text inside the Command Prompt will be selected.
Ctrl+V Paste copied text inside the Command Prompt
Ctrl+A Select all text on current line
Ctrl+Up Move screen one line up
Ctrl+Down Move screen one line down
Shift+Up Move cursor up one line and select text
Shift+Down Move cursor down one line and select text
Shift+Page Up Move cursor up one screen and select text
Shift+Page Down Move cursor down one screen and select text
Shift+Left Move cursor left one character and select text
Shift+Right Move cursor right one character and select text
Ctrl+Shift+Left Move cursor left one word and select text
Ctrl+Shift+Right Move cursor right one word and select text
Shift+Home Move cursor to beginning of current line and select text
Shift+End Move cursor to end of current line and select text
Ctrl+Shift+Home Move cursor to beginning of screen buffer and select text and beginning or end of Command Prompt’s output
Ctrl+Shift+End Move cursor to end of screen buffer and select text and beginning or end of Command Prompt’s output