Windows 10 Short Cut Keys using Windows Logo key

Windows 10 Short Cut Keys using Windows Logo key

Our keyboard shortcuts articles seem to be very popular! So here are some useful keyboard shortcuts you can use within Windows 10. Note that these keyboard shortcuts are all used with the Windows Logo Key.

Windows logo key (open or close Start)
Windows Logo Key+A (open Action Centre)
Windows Logo Key+C (open Cortana)
Windows Logo Key+D (display and hide the Desktop)
Windows Logo Key+Alt+D (display and hide the date and time on the desktop)
Windows Logo Key+E (open File Explorer)
Windows Logo Key+G (open Game Bar when a game is open)
Windows Logo Key+I (open Settings)
Windows Logo Key +L (lock your PC or switch accounts)
Windows Logo Key+M (minimise all windows)
Windows Logo Key+Shift+M (restore minimised windows)
Windows Logo Key+O (lock device orientation)
Windows Logo Key+R (open the Run dialogue box)
Windows Logo Key+S (open Search)
Windows Logo Key+T (cycle through apps on the Taskbar)
Windows Log Key+U (open the Ease of Access Centre)
Windows Logo Key+V (cycle through notifications)
Windows Logo Key+X (open the Quick Link menu)
Windows Logo Key+comma (,) (temporarily peek at the Desktop)
Windows Logo Key+Pause Break (display the System Properties Dialogue box)
Windows Logo Key+Ctrl+F (search for PCs if you are on a network)
Windows Logo Key+Tab (open Task View – repeat to return to where you were)
Windows Logo Key+Ctrl+Enter (open Narrator)
Windows Logo Key+Plus(+) (open Magnifier)
Windows Logo Key+Esc (Exit Magnifier)
Windows Logo Key+Up arrow (maximise app window)
Windows Logo Key+Down arrow (minimise app window)
Windows Logo Key+PrtScn (take a screen shot and save it in the Printscreen folder, which can be found in the My Pictures folder)

If you’re not used to using them, keyboard shortcuts might seem like a waste of time and even thinking about memorising which shortcuts do which functions can be a little daunting. But remember that not every shortcut is worth using for every person. Learning and using the ones that are most important to you is a great way to make the most of using Windows 10. Focusing on just a few common shortcuts and integrating them into your daily use will soon become second nature.


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Philip Brooks