By Fiona Bond
With the recent release of Windows 10, excitement around the handy shortcuts that make our lives easier has been a common talking point in Chorus HQ. We have sourced what we think are the top ten key (pun intended) shortcuts into a handy list for you; or the full list can be downloaded to print out here.
Some of the below may be old favourites, some may be new and unique – Happy shortcutting!
Note: WIN key is the Windows key.
WIN Key + ←↓→↑
Snapping – Snap active windows into side by side, two by two, or one by two layouts to aid you in multitasking.
WIN Key + Tab
Opens the task view interface and you can release the keys to use the mouse to browse open windows or open a new virtual desktop.
WIN Key + Ctrl + D
Create a new virtual desktop and switch to it
WIN Key + Ctrl + F4
Close the current virtual desktop
Switch to the virtual desktop on the left or right
WIN Key + C
Activates Cortana for using Cortana with a keyboard
WIN Key + S
Activates Cortana to search the web and Windows with speech
WIN Key + H
Activates Share to share content
WIN Key + E
Activates Windows Explorer for file exploration
Alt + F4
Close your current window. In Edge, options for closing all open tabs
WIN Key + D
Shows Windows desktop
WIN Key + R
Run a Program
Download our Windows 10 shortcut sheet - you can pin it on your desk!
If you're a business, why not also check out our Windows 10 Guide for Businesses?
Or, if you want to speak to an expert about upgrading, contact us today.