28 best keyboard shortcuts in windows 10

In this post, we’ll reveal some of the best keyboard shortcuts that exist in Windows 10.

These shortcuts can save you a ton of time and make computer life much more enjoyable. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

If you’ve ever had to take a minute or two away from work just to find an application or window on your computer screen, then this list is for you! Here are 25 keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 that will help you navigate with ease.

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • Windows logo Key + A – Select all items in the application. (works best when using a mouse).
  • Windows logo Key + D – Show/Hide desktop.
  • Windows logo Key + E – Open Computer.
  • Windows logo key + F – Search for a file or folder by name.
  • Windows Logo Key + M – Minimize all windows (Ctrl and Mouse Click on Taskbar Icon).
  • Windows Logo key+Shift+M- Restore minimized windows
  • Windows Logo key+Shift+F4– Close the active item, or if no item is open, closes the active window.
  • Windows Logo key+Delete – Delete the active item.
    
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  • Windows Logo key+Backspace – Go to previous/next folder. (F10-Previous Path, F11-Next Path).
  • Windows Logo Key + F5 – Continue running fragment/script in background.
  • Windows Key + Esc or Ctrl + Break – Close the active window without saving changes to the document.
  •  Windows logo key + S – Save the active document or pane as a new file, with overwrite mode enabled.
  • Ctrl + W – Close the active window.
  • Windows Logo key + D – Duplicate the active item.
  • Windows logo key + Shift+Insert and F4 – Edit in place of the active document or item.
  • Window Key + Up Arrow key – Maximize all windows (useful when using multiple monitors).
  • Windows Logo Key + Break or Ctrl + Break – Close all visible windows without saving changes to the document.
  • Window Key Path Lock, Alt, Delete, Delete Alt/Del: Lock Workstation/Turn off Secure Boot Mode/Delete Object from Windows Store.
  • Window key + F – Force close an open file (only available in Windows 7/8).
  • Window key + R – Refresh the active window.
  • Windows logo key + L – Lock workstation, also known as lock the computer. This will prevent anyone else from logging onto your computer and accessing the files and folders you have saved on your hard drive. The process is completely unclear to most, but it seems to just change the owner of a file or folder to "Unknown" on your computer.
  • Windows Logo Key + D / Ctrl + D – Lock workstation (also known as lock the computer). This will prevent anyone else from logging onto your computer and accessing the files and folders you have saved on your hard drive. The process is completely unclear to most, but it seems to just change the owner of a file or folder to "Unknown" on your computer.
  • Windows Logo Key + E – Launch Windows Explorer. (For all Windows versions.)
  • Windows Logo Key + R – Open the Run command window. (For all Windows versions.)
  • Windows Logo Key + F – Open Search box in File Explorer. (For all Windows versions. Windows 8.1 is different)
  • Windows Logo Key + Tab – Cycle between apps in a Modern style Start Menu. (For Windows 8 only.)
  • Windows Logo Key + Shift + V – View all virtual desktops. (For Windows 8 only.)
  • Windows Logo Key + 1-9 – Launch a program pinned to your Taskbar in the position indicated by the number. (For all Windows versions.)
  • Windows Logo Key + Shift + Number – Launch a new instance of the program pinned to your Taskbar in the position indicated by the number. (For all Windows versions.

 

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