Frequently Used Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts


Windows 10 has been around for almost 2 years now with lot of new features added by Microsoft. For most of the people using some combination of keys on keyboard makes it convenient to use the Operating System.


Although there are hundreds of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts, but we can hardly use all either because we find it difficult to remember all shortcuts or prefer to use mouse instead of using shortcut keys. I have listed some frequently used and easy to remember keyboard shortcuts for performing common actions on Windows 10 and using browsers to make your routine work faster and more productive.


Shortcut Keys Action
Ctrl +Shift +Esc Open Task Manager
Ctrl +Esc Open Start
Windows key Toggle Start menu
Windows key +A Open Action center
Windows key +B Set Focus in Notification Area/ System Tray
Windows key +C Open Cortana in listening mode
Windows key +D Toggle Desktop
Windows key +E Open file Explorer
Windows key +I Open Settings Window
Windows key +L Lock your PC/Laptop or Switch between users
Windows key +M Minimize all Windows
Windows key +R Open Run Dialog Box
Windows key +S Open Search
Windows key +T Navigate through the apps in Task bar
Windows key +V Navigate through the Notification Area
Windows key +comma Have a Quick Glance at your Desktop
Windows key +Pause Open System Properties Window


Some of the browser shortcut keys


Shortcut Keys Action
Alt +D Select address bar
Ctrl +D Bookmark Current URL
Ctrl +E Transform address bar into Google Search box
Ctrl +F Open Search Box
Ctrl +H Open History in New Tab
Ctrl +J Open Downloads in New Tab
Ctrl +N Open New Browser Window
Ctrl +T Open a New Tab
Ctrl +W Close Active Window/ Tab
Ctrl +Shift +T Reopen recently closed Tab
Ctrl +Tab Navigate between Open Tabs


So, if you want to have a better experience using Windows 10 without frequently switching between your keyboard and mouse, do try these keyboard shortcuts.

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  6. Delta Little says:

    If you want to give the impression that you’ve been using Windows 10 for years, learning a few keyboard shortcuts is the best way to go about it—you can navigate around the interface, get apps in position, trigger events, change settings and more with a couple of taps on your keyboard .

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