Updated List of Windows Key Shortcuts for Windows 10
Windows Key shortcuts are so useful and such easy and friendly time savers, we like to do remind you about them every so often so you don’t forget them.
Where oh where is the Windows Key? We have had people ask us where the Windows Key is; until then, we thought everyone knew where it was. We’re guessing if you’re one of the many who never uses the Windows Key, you might not know where it is. In the screenshot above, you can see the Windows Key – right beneath the Z key and right to the left of the Alt key. On laptops, it is usually between the Fn key and the Alt key. On desktops, it’s usually between the Ctrl key and the Alt key. It’s almost always on the bottom row of your keyboard – that’s the row with the space-bar on it.
Here is a list of Windows keyboard shortcuts updated for Windows 10. Some will only work on Windows 10, others will work on almost any version of Windows. The shortcuts are written with a plus sign to indicate you have to press the Windows Key PLUS another key, for instance, Windows Key+A means to press and hold down the Windows Key and press the A key. Got it? OK great!
This list has been updated for Windows 10 Version 2004 (May 2020 Update).
|Opens the Start Menu.
|Opens the Action Center.
|Highlights the Notification Area (System tray) of the taskbar.
|Opens Cortana in listening mode.
|Minimizes all open applications and shows the desktop.
|Opens File Explorer (Windows Explorer).
|Opens an Information console: Captures, Sounds, Performance & more.
|Open the Connect pane to connect to wireless displays and audio devices.
|Locks your device and shows the lock screen.
|Minimizes all open windows and shows the desktop.
|Locks device screen orientation (mainly for tablets and smartphones).
|Opens Projector to search for and connect to external displays and projectors.
|Opens the Run dialog.
|Opens Taskbar search
|Cycles through the apps on the taskbar.
|Opens the Ease of Access Center.
|If the Windows 10 enhanced clipboard is turned on, this opens a list of items saved on the clipboard.
|Opens the advanced menu. (The same as right-clicking the Windows 10 Start button.)
|+ Ctrl + Enter
|Opens task view.
|+ Plus sign
|+ Minus sign
|+ (Windows Key and the + Key)
|+ Left Arrow
|Docks the window in focus (the window on top) to the left side of the screen.
|+ Right Arrow
|Docks the window in focus to the right side of the screen.
|+ Up Arrow
|Docks the window in focus to the top of the screen.
|+ Down Arrow
|Docks the window in focus to the bottom of the screen.
|Minimizes all nonactive windows and restores them when you press this key combination again.
|+ Prnt Scrn
|Takes a picture of the screen and auto-saves it to the Computer > Pictures > Screenshots folder.