Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts Ultimate Guide 2023

In a computer, a keyboard short refers set of one or more keys that invoke a command in software or an operating system. Keyboard shortcuts provide an easier and quicker method of using computer programs. But its alternate means for invoking commands that would otherwise be accessible only through a menu, a mouse or an aspect of the interface. Here are some Most useful Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts keys Ultimate Guide To use windows computer more easily and smoothly.

Windows 10 Shortcut Keys

Windows key + A opens Action center

Windows key + C Launch Cortana Assistant

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Windows key + S Open windows search

Windows key + I Open SETTINGS app

Windows key + D Minimize or Maximize the current window

Windows key + E Launch Windows file explorer

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Windows key + F Open Windows feedback hub

Windows key + G Open the hidden GAME bar

Windows key + H Open dictation, text to speech service

Windows key + I Open Settings

Windows key + K Display to wireless devices and audio devices

Windows key + L Lock the desktop

Windows key + M Minimize everything. Show desktop

Windows key + P Project to an external display

Windows key + Q Open Cortana

Windows key + R To open RUN Dialog Box

Windows key + S Open Search

Windows key + T Switch through the apps on taskbar

Windows key + U Go to Display directly in Settings app

Windows key + W Open Windows INK workspace

Windows key + X Power menu

Windows key + CTRL + D Add virtual desktop

Windows key + CTRL + Right Arrow Switch to virtual desktop on right

Windows key + CTRL + Left arrow Switch to virtual desktop on left

Windows key + CTRL + F4 Close the current virtual desktop

Windows key + TAB Open task view

Windows key + ALT + TAB Also opens task view

Windows key + Left Arrow Arrange current window to left edge of screen

Windows key + Right Arrow Arrange current window to right edge of screen

Windows key + Up Arrow Arrange current window to top of screen

Windows key + Down Arrow Arrange current window to bottom of screen

Windows key + Down Arrow (Twice) Minimize,current window

Windows key + Space bar Change input language (if installed)

Windows key + Comma ( ,) Temporarily peek at the desktop

Alt key + Tab Switch between open apps.

Alt key + Left arrow key Go back.

Alt key + Right arrow key Go foward.

Alt key + Page Up Move up one screen.

Alt key + Page down Move down one screen.

Ctrl key + Shift + Esc To open Task manager

Ctrl key + Alt +Tab View open apps

Ctrl key + C Copy selected items to clipboard.

Ctrl key + X Cut selected items.

Ctrl key + V Paste content from clipboard.

Ctrl key + A Select all content.

Ctrl key + Z Undo an action.

Ctrl key + Y Redo an action.

Ctrl key + D Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.

Ctrl key + Esc Open the Start Menu.

Ctrl key + Shift Switch the keyboard layout.

Ctrl key + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.

Ctrl key + F4 Close the active window

File Explorer Shortcuts

  • End: Display bottom of current window.
  • Home: Display top of current window.
  • Left Arrow: Collapse the current selections or select a parent folder.
  • Right Arrow: Display the current selection or select the first subfolder.

Windows System Commands

Type the following commands in your Run dialogue box (Windows Key + R) to run specific programs quickly.

Run commands

  • devmgmt.msc: open Device Manager
  • msinfo32: To open System Information
  • cleanmgr: Open the Disk Cleanup
  • ntbackup: Opens the Backup or Restore Wizard (Windows Backup Utility)
  • mmc: Opens the Microsoft Management Console
  • excel: It opens the Microsoft Excel (if MS office is installed on your device)
  • msaccess: Microsoft Access (if installed)
  • powerpnt: Microsoft PowerPoint (if installed)
  • winword: Microsoft Word (if installed)
  • frontpg: Microsoft FrontPage (if installed)
  • notepad: Opens the Notepad app
  • wordpad: WordPad
  • calc: Opens Calculator app
  • msmsgs: Opens the Windows Messenger app
  • mspaint: Opens the Microsoft Paint application
  • wmplayer: Opens Windows Media Player
  • rstrui: Opens the System restore wizard
  • control: Opens the windows Control Panel
  • control printers: Opens the printers dialogue box
  • cmd: To open Command Prompt
  • iexplore: To open the Internet Explorer web browser
  • compmgmt.msc: open the Computer Management screen
  • dhcpmgmt.msc: start DHCP Management console
  • dnsmgmt.msc: start the DNS Management console
  • services.msc: Open windows Services consloe
  • eventvwr: Opens the Event Viewer window
  • dsa.msc: Active Directory Users and Computers (For windows server only)
  • dssite.msc: Active Directory Sites and Services  (For windows server only)

Create custom Keyboard Shortcuts

Yes Windows 10 allows you to create your custom keyboard shortcuts for any program, whether it’s a traditional “desktop” app, a new-fangled “universal app”

To do this follow the steps below.

  • Locate the app shortcut on the desktop (for example chrome) right-click on it select properties,
  • Under the Shortcut tab, you should see a line that says Shortcut key.
  • Click the textbox next to this line and then tap the desired shortcut key on your keyboard. for example, you are looking for open google chrome with keyboard shortcut Windows + G
  • Click apply and grand admin privileges if prompts for
  • Now use the new keyboard shortcut to open up the program or app.

Create custom keyboard shortcut


These are some most useful Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts and commands to use windows 10 more smoother and faster. If any missing or found new keyboard shortcuts share on the comments below.

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