Tips to Learn : Most Useful Windows 10 Shortcuts


Look at the best Windows 10 shortcuts below that will make your life easier. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

  • Ctrl+C or (Ctrl+Insert) : Copy your selected data
  • Ctrl+X: Cut your selected data
  • Ctrl+V or (Shift+Insert) : Paste your selected data
  • Ctrl+A: Select all the data on your screen
  • Ctrl+Z: Undo your last action
  • Ctrl+Y: Redo an action
  • Alt+Tab: Switch between your open apps
  • Windows Key+Tab: Switch to Task View
  • Windows Key+D: Display or Hide your Desktop
  • Windows Key+L: Lock your Windows 10 PC
  • F2: Rename your selected item
  • Alt+F4: Close your current Window
  • Alt+Enter: View Properties for your selected item
  • Ctrl+Delete: Delete and move your selected item to the Recycle Bin
  • Shift+Delete: Permanently delete your items
  • Windows Key+Print Screen Key: Take a full screenshot
  • Windows Key+I: Open the Settings App
  • F5 or (Ctrl+R): Refresh your active window
  • Windows Key+G: Open Xbox Game Bar
  • Windows Key+Pause: Bring up the System Properties

File Explorer Shortcuts

  • Alt+D:  Select Address Bar in File Explorer
  • Ctrl+F: Select the Search Box in File Explorer
  • Ctrl+N: Allows you to open a new window
  • Ctrl+W: Allows you to close your active window
  • Ctrl+Shift+N: Allows you to create a new folder
  • Alt+P: Display the Preview Panel
  • Alt+Enter: Bring up the Properties for your selected item or folder
  • Backspace:  View the previous folder
  • F11: Go Fullscreen
  • Ctrl+ Mouse Scroll Wheel: Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons

Virtual Desktop Shortcuts

  • Windows key+Tab: Open Task view
  • Windows key+Ctrl+D: Allows you to add a virtual desktop
  • Windows key+Ctrl+Right Arrow key: Move to the virtual desktops on the right
  • Windows key+Ctrl+Left Arrow key: Move to the virtual desktops on the left
  • Windows key+Ctrl+F4: Close the virtual desktop you are using

Command Prompt Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + C : Copy your selected text data
  • Ctrl + V : Paste your copied text data
  • Ctrl + M: Starts Mark Mode
  • Home : Jump to the beginning of the line
  • End: Jump to the end of the line
  • Middle Button (Requires a Mouse) : Start Scroll Mode
  • Ctrl + Left Arrow : Jump to the previous word
  • Ctrl + Right Arrow : Jump to the next word
  • Alt + Enter : Switch between full screen mode and windowed mode


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