Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

(W8 is different)

First the most important. Then the list. Then the rest. Many seem to have been included just to use all the letters of the keyboard.

My top 10 list

1. winkey alone: opens or closes start menu

2. winkey + a: opens action center

6. winkey + d: minimizes all windows

7. winkey + e: opens windows explorer — at Quick Access

10. winkey + m: minimizes all windows

12. winkey + q: opens quick search panel

Now the list

1. winkey alone: opens/closes start menu

2. winkey + a: opens action center

3. winkey + b: opens first icon in notification area

Often this does nothing. Usually, opens the hidden icons in the > section of your bar.

4. winkey + ctrl + b: message in notification area

5. winkey + c: opens Cortana, or subtitles in YouTube

Sometimes.

6. winkey + d: minimizes all windows

7. winkey + e: opens Windows Explorer — at Quick Access

13. winkey + x: opens list of useful features, including control panel

Sometimes.

8. winkey + g: opens the game bar

9. winkey + k: opens Connection panel

10. winkey + m: minimizes all windows

See winkey+d. Seems to do the same thing.

11. winkey + shift + m: restores last minimized window

Or so it says.

12. winkey + q: opens quick search panel

13. winkey + x: opens list of useful features, including control panel

I use this a lot since I discovered it.

Others

winkey + f: opens Feedback Hub

winkey + ctrl + f: opens Find Computer window

winkey + l: Locks computer

winkey + o: Locks orientation

winkey + p: sends screen to projector

winkey + r: opens run dialogue box

winkey + t: runs through the icons on the taskbar

Now that is useful.

winkey + u: opens the utility/settings manager

winkey + w: opens windows ink workspace (if you have it)

winkey + y: opens Yahoo Messenger (if installed)


Created on 5 December 2017. Updated 13 June 2019

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