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26 Windows 10 Shortcut Keys to Know

If you have just finished installing the new Windows 10 operating system, you should definitely take a look at the Windows 10 beginner tips and change some Windows 10 settings while you're at it. However, if you really want to have a good knowledge of this new Microsoft operating system, you need to learn some useful keyboard shortcuts. Fortunately for you, today we offer you the best keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10. Below are the 26 best Windows 10 shortcuts that everyone should learn.

1. Dock a window (Windows key + Left / Right / Up / Gi key)

Windows 10 offers the brand new docking function that allows you to use multiple windows side by side at the same time. All you need to do to dock windows in any direction using the shortcut. This is useful when you want to keep an eye on each active window.

2. Activate Cortana (Windows key + C)

Cortana the best addition to Windows 10. It can help you with almost anything you want on your device. Use this shortcut to quickly activate Cortana and tell her what you want. Definitely obey as long as your command understandable.

3. Register your gameplay (Windows key + Alt + R)

In Windows 10, you don't need any third party screen recording software to record your gameplay because Windows 10 allows you to record all your game videos with a simple shortcut. Whenever you are playing, use this shortcut to record your gameplay so you can share it with everyone later.

4. Open Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc)

The good old Ctrl + Alt + Del for opening the task manager has been replaced with this new link. If you want to access the task manager on the Windows 10 device, you will need to use this new link from now on.

5. Open Settings (Windows key + I)

Opening the settings menu manually in Windows 10 would require a decent amount of mouse clicks, however, if you are not a big fan of manual work, you can simply press the dedicated keys for this link and get the Settings directly on the screen in a second.

6. Lock your computer (Windows key + L)

You don't want to turn off your computer but you don't want others to access it? Well, using this simple Windows 10 shortcut you can now lock your computer with your password or PIN so that no one can access it but you.

7. Switch between apps (Alt + Tab)

If multiple apps are running on your Windows 10 PC, using this link allows you to access any app running on your computer without having to click them individually. This is useful when you have a lot of tabs open.

8. Quick restart (Windows key + X + U + R)

If you are tired of going to the boot menu and pressing the power button and restarting your PC, then you will love this shortcut because it will quickly restart your Windows 10 PC every time you want to restart it.

9. Open search (Windows key + S)

Aren't you a big fan of Cortana? Do you just want that normal search bar on your Windows 10 PC? Well, open this shortcut to get the traditional Windows search menu and you can search for anything locally or on the web without too much trouble. He will still be connected to Cortana but you can type instead of talking.

10. Open Action Center (Windows key + A)

The Action Center is the place where all the action takes place, but not really, but you can access all the activation buttons and even the complete settings from here. Just open the action center and you can see all your notifications there.

11. Take a look at the desktop (Windows key +, (comma key))

When you are crowded with different active windows and you don't want to minimize each of them to look at your desktop, then you have to try this link because it will allow you to take a look. As soon as you release the buttons, you return to the last active window.

12. Quick shutdown (Windows key + X + U + U)

If Quick Restart isn't what you're looking for, Quick Shutdown should help you when needed. Just use this link to quickly close your Windows 10 PC without having to wait.

13. Create new virtual desktop (Windows key + Ctrl + D)

The brand new virtual desktop feature in Windows 10 allows you to create individual desktops for different tasks so that one desktop doesn't get bulky with all the other stuff. Using this shortcut you will create a new desktop so that you can continue doing your work peacefully.

14. Switch between desktops (Windows key + Ctrl + right / left)

When you create many virtual desktops, you also need an easy way to switch between them. This simple shortcut will allow you to browse all your virtual desktops to be able to use them more efficiently.

15. Quick access menu (Windows key + X)

Are you looking for all the different options and features on your Windows 10 device? Well, then use this link to get the quick access menu for most of the options available on the system. You can also get the task manager from there.

16. Open the game bar (Windows key + G)

This will open a small bar where you can take screenshots or even record your gameplay. You can also access the Xbox app directly from this bar. You can take screenshots by pressing the camera button or record via the Dot button.

17. Close Active Desktop (Windows key + Ctrl + F4)

Creating and switching between virtual desktops is great, but what happens when you want to close a particular virtual desktop? This little shortcut will help you achieve just that. Get rid of any active desktop you want.

18. Minimize everything on Windows 10 (Windows key + M)

This shortcut simplifies your life and frees you of everything on the desktop without closing them. All open windows and tabs will be minimized so you can easily access the desktop without having to deal with clutter.

19. Share charm (Windows key + H)

If you want to share the screenshot you have taken with your Windows 10 device, Share Charm will be really useful. You can quickly share it via email or simply upload it to your OneNote account and share it with your social channels from there.

20. Open File Explorer (Windows key + E)

Just use this simple link to quickly open Windows File Explorer so you can search for files and folders in different drives on your PC. This will open the "This PC" folder where you will have access to all the folders on your computer.

21. Open the Start menu (Windows key)

This is a classic shortcut that has been used for years in all Windows iterations. Just press the Windows key on the keyboard to open the start menu and access all the programs on your computer.

22. Open Task View (Windows key + Tab)

This is similar to switching between active apps but this will actually show all active tabs and all desktops created. You can manage them all from here like closing some of the virtual desktops or creating others. You can also manage all the apps open from here also for each desktop.

23. Take a screenshot (Windows key + PrntScrn)

You can take a screenshot of the entire desktop on Windows 10 using this simple shortcut. If you're just looking for a way to take a screenshot of the current active window, press Windows Key + Alt + PrntScrn, this will only allow you to capture the current active window. the screenshot image will be saved to your hard drive.

24. Connection to other wireless devices (Windows key + K)

If you have other wireless devices such as a wireless keyboard or mouse and want to connect your Windows 10 device to them, simply use this link to simplify the whole process. All wireless devices will be available in the list so you can easily connect them.

25. Open Narrator (Windows key + Enter)

If you want to hear everything that appears on your computer screen, you will need the help of the integrated narrator. I will speak of every word that is available on the screen which is very useful for people with vision problems.

26. Enable the Copy / Paste function (Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V) in the Command Prompt

In the previous version of Windows, you weren't able to use the copy / paste shortcuts in the CMD. This was quite annoying for many people who had to type everything in the command prompt. However, with the advent of Windows 10, you can now easily use the copy / paste link within the command prompt. First of all, you'll need to enable it from the command prompt setting. You open Command prompt, right click on the top edge of the cmd window and click Properties, then select " Enable keyboard shortcuts Ctrl ". Now you can easily use Ctrl + C / Ctrl + V to copy / paste inside the cmd.

If you are new to Windows 10, all these simple shortcuts will help you learn the basics of the new platform. Veteran users will be able to get the most out of Windows 10 with the help of these useful shortcuts which will make their use much simpler and simpler. Share your favorite Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts in the comments below.