Like most Windows applications, there are several keyboard shortcuts you can use to make it easier or faster for some to perform certain tasks.
Most of the new Windows shortcuts use the Windows key ( ) combined with other keys to perform several actions. The following are some of the most common or useful shortcuts used in Windows 10.
|Windows key||Open the Start menu|
|Windows key + S||Open the Windows Search|
|Windows key + C||Open Cortana|
|Windows key + Tab||Open Task View|
|Windows key + D||Show or Hide the Desktop|
|Windows key + L||Lock your account|
|Windows key + A||Open the Action Center sidebar|
|Windows key + I||Open the Settings window|
|Windows key + E||Open the File Explorer window|
|Windows key + PrintScreen||Takes a screenshot of your whole display and stores it in Pictures > Screenshots|
Other useful shortcuts introduced in Windows 10 are the ones used for Windows snapping. Snapping windows was introduced in Windows 7 and allows you to automatically arrange your windows making it easier to work with multiple applications at the same time.
Although you can do this with your mouse by dragging the windows to each side of the screen, Windows 10 introduced shortcuts to perform this task.
|Windows key + Left arrow||Snap the active window on the left side of the screen|
|Windows key + Right arrow||Snap the active window on the right side of the screen|
|Windows key + Up arrow||Snap the active window on the top of the screen|
|Windows key + Down arrow||Snap the active window on the bottom of the screen|