Windows-10-Shortcuts-List

Windows 10: The best shortcuts

Quickly navigate Windows 10 with these shortcuts

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.

Windows-10-Snapping

 

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.

Windows-10-Task-View

 

WIN Key + Ctrl + D
Create a new virtual desktop and switch to it

Windows-10-Virtual-Desktop

 

WIN Key + Ctrl + F4
Close the current virtual desktop

 

WIN Key+Ctrl+←↓→↑
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

Windows-10-Cortana

 

WIN Key + H

Activates Share to share content

Windows-10-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 

Windows-10-Run-Program

 

What next?

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.