70 shortcuts for Windows 10 control and navigation – Betechwise

Windows 10 has several keyboard shortcuts. Microsoft’s operating system offers everything from simple commands like the well-known “CTRL + C” and “CTRL + V” to less famous ones like “Windows + V” to open the clipboard history. Next, I will show you 70 shortcuts for Windows 10 control and navigation.

Essential shortcuts

ShortcutFunction
CTRL + ASelect all
CTRL + CCopy items to clipboard
CTRL + XClip items to clipboard
CTRL + VPaste items from the clipboard
CTRL + ZUndo action
CTRL + YRedo the action
ALT + F4Close current window (if none is open, show shutdown options)
CTRL + D or DeleteDelete selected items
Shift + DeletePermanently delete items
F2Rename the selected item
EscCancel action
ALT + TabSwitch between windows
PrtScnSave a screenshot to the clipboard
Windows + I keyOpen the system settings
Windows + E keyOpen File Explorer
Windows + A keyOpen the Action Center
Windows + V keyOpen the clipboard history
Windows + Shift + S keyAllows you to capture part of the screen using the capture tool
Windows + PrtScn keyAutomatically capture and save the screen in the Screenshots folder

File Explorer shortcuts

ShortcutFunction
CTRL + NOpen a new window
CTRL + WClose the current window
CTRL + FOpen the search area
CTRL + mouse scrollChange file / folder view
CTRL + Shift + NCreate a new folder
ALT + EnterOpen the properties window of the selected file
F11Switch to full screen mode
F5Refresh the page
HomeReturn to the top of the screen
EndIt slides to the bottom of the screen.
ALT + right arrowSee the following folder
ALT + left arrowView the previous folder

Desktop shortcuts

ShortcutFunction
Windows keyOpen the Start menu
CTRL + up / down arrowResize the Start menu
CTRL + Shift + ESCOpen Task Manager
CTRL + ALT + TabSee all open programs
CTRL + arrows + spaceSelect multiple files
ALT + TabToggle between open programs
Page upMove the screen up
Page downMove the screen down
ALT + ESCTransits between open windows
CTRL + Shift + click the iconRun the program as administrator (from the taskbar)
Shift + right click on the iconShow the program menu (from the taskbar)
CTRL + left arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the word (works in editors and text boxes)
CTRL + right arrowMove the cursor to the end of the word (works in editors and text boxes)
CTRL + up arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the paragraph (works in editors and text boxes)
CTRL + down arrowMove the cursor to the end of the paragraph (works in editors and text boxes)
CTRL + Shift + up / down arrowSelect the entire paragraph
CTRL + ALT + right arrowRotate the screen 90 degrees (may not work on all PCs)
CTRL + ALT + down arrowRotate the screen 180 degrees (may not work on all PCs)
CTRL + ALT + left arrowRotate the screen 270 degrees (may not work on all PCs)
CTRL + ALT + up arrowReturns the vertical rotation of the screen.

Windows key shortcuts

ShortcutFunction
Windows key + SOpen the system search menu.
Windows + D keyShow / hide the desktop
Windows + L keyLock your PC
Windows + M keyMinimize all open windows
Windows + C keyOpen Cortana (virtual assistant)
Windows + G keyOpen the Xbox game bar
Windows key + ALT + RStart a screen recording
Windows + T keyToggle between taskbar programs
Windows + R keyOpen Run
Windows + X keyOpen the quick access menu
Windows + P keyOpen the Project menu
Windows key + plus signZoom in with the magnifying glass
Windows key + minus signHe walks away from the screen with the magnifying glass
Windows + ESC keyClose the magnifying glass
Windows key + up arrowmaximize
Windows key + down arrowminimize
Windows key + left arrowFits the current window to the left half of the screen.
Windows key + right arrowFits the current window to the right half of the screen.

Source: Microsoft.

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