Do you use keyboard shortcuts?
If you do, you know how much time they save for us. Windows integrated some keyboard shortcuts into their system for almost every task. And, it works well and fast than the usual mouse method.
The latest Microsoft operating system is Windows 10. Just like the previous versions, it also supports keyboard shortcuts. The best thing is they have introduced a few new shortcuts to get things done at the earliest.
All New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
The following are the new keyboard shortcuts you can use if you are a Windows 10 user.
Snapping Made Easy
You know what snapping is, don’t you? It’s a feature came with Windows 7 that lets us use two windows at the same time. Windows 10 has a few snapping keyboard shortcuts.
Win key + Up Arrow – Snap the window to the top
Win key + Down Arrow – Snap the window to the bottom
Win key + Right Arrow – Snap the window to the right
Win key + Left Arrow – Snap the window to the left
In case you want to snap one window to a corner, you can use like Win key+ Up+ Left, etc. This is a very helpful shortcut as it will let you manage windows without using a mouse. Suppose you have opened up multiple windows and want to align one window to the right side and another one to the left side, all you have to do is make use of this shortcut and it will be aligned. If you were using a mouse, you would have to drag the window to one corner in order to do this.
Some Windows Features
Windows 10 has some cool new features like Cortana, Edge browser, etc. The shortcuts given below are used to control those.
Win Key + I – Opens settings (not control panel)
Win key + U – Opens Ease of Access
Win key + A – Launch action center
Win key + D – Shows desktop
Win key + Tab – Manages opened windows
Win key + S – Opens Cortana
Microsoft Edge Shortcuts
These are exclusive shortcuts for using the browser from Microsoft, the Edge. Try these when you have opened up an Edge window only as it will work there only. Though most of these shortcuts work’s in other popular browsers too.
Ctrl + L – Selects the current URL in the address bar
Ctrl + Enter – Adds .com at the end
Ctrl + Tab – Switch between opened tabs
Ctrl + D – Bookmarks the current web page
Ctrl + T – Opens a new tab
Virtual Desktop Shortcuts
The virtual desktop is a feature that allows you to have more than one desktop at the same time. This is a feature which is there in other operating systems since a few years. Microsoft took some time to implement it. A virtual desktop will create separate work areas, and you can run different apps and software in each virtual desktop. Fortunately, you can manage these in just a press of a few buttons.
Win key + Ctrl+ D – Creates new virtual desktop
Win key + Ctrl + Right or Left Arrow – Switches between available virtual desktops
Win key + Ctrl + F4 – Closes the current active virtual desktop
Some Command Prompt Shortcuts
Command prompt is a handy tool for simple OS tweaks to geeky processes.
Ctrl + A – Selects the entire text available on the window
Ctrl + Insert – Copies the selected text
Shift + Insert – Paste the copied text
You can use the combinations of Shift and different arrow keys to choose the text.
Alt + F4 – Closes the window
A Few Common Windows Shortcuts
These shortcuts are not exclusive to Windows 10, but they work just fine in it.
Alt + Tab – Switches between Windows
Alt + PrtScr – Takes a screenshot and copies to the clipboard
Win key + PrtScr – Saves the screenshot to the Screenshots directory in the Pictures folder
Win key + L – Locks the desktop
Alt+ F4 at desktop – Opens power options
Win key + E – Opens Windows Explorer
Win key + X – Opens the right- click context menu of the Start button
I have given you almost all Windows shortcuts along with some standard ones.
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