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19 best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts you should know

Keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot time as you use Windows 10.

You probably already know about Ctrl + C and Ctrl +V (copy and paste), Some of these shortcuts might already be familiar to you, but think of new users who just switched from a Mac or simply have relied more on mice or touchscreens.

Keyboard shortcut Action
Windows key + A Open Action center
Windows key + C Open Cortana in listening mode
Windows key + D Display and hide the desktop
Windows key + E Open File Explorer
Windows key + H Open the Share charm
Windows key + I Open Settings
Windows key + L Lock your PC or switch accounts
Windows key + S Open Search
Windows key + Number Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
Windows key + Arrow key Snap app windows left, right, corners, maximize, or minimize
Windows key + Comma Temporarily peek at the desktop
Windows key + Ctrl +D Add a virtual desktop
Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops
Windows key + Enter Open Narrator
Windows key + Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)
Windows key + PrtScn Capture a screenshot and save in Screenshots folder
Windows key + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
Alt +Tab Switch between open apps
Ctrl + Alt +Tab View open apps


Source: Windows Central