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Although it has been out for some time Windows 10 is still receiving mixed reviews. I guess it’s like Marmite? When using it with a touchscreen I think it is even better.

If you don’t have a touchscreen and are still using a keyboard, here are some handy keyboard Shortcut Keys:

Shortcut Description
Windows key WindowKey.jpg Open and close the Start menu.
WindowKey.jpg+1, +2, etc. Switch to the desktop and launch the nth application in the taskbar. For example, +1 launches whichever application is first in the list, numbered from left to right.
WindowKey.jpg+A Open the action centre.
WindowKey.jpg+B Highlight the notification area.
WindowKey.jpg+C Launch Cortana into listening mode.[1] Users can begin to speak to Cortana immediately.
WindowKey.jpg+D Switch between Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other windows) and the previous state.
WindowKey.jpg+E Switch to the desktop and launch File Explorer with the Quick Access tab displayed.
WindowKey.jpg+H Open the Share  charm.
WindowKey.jpg+I Open the Settings  app.
WindowKey.jpg+K Open the Connect pane to connect to wireless displays and audio devices.
WindowKey.jpg+L Lock the device and go to the Lock screen.
WindowKey.jpg+M Switch to the desktop and minimize all open windows.
WindowKey.jpg+O Lock device orientation.
WindowKey.jpg+P Open the Project pane to search and connect to external displays and projectors.
WindowKey.jpg+R Display the Run dialog box.
WindowKey.jpg+S Launch Cortana.[2] Users can begin to type a query immediately.
WindowKey.jpg+T Cycle through the apps on the taskbar.
WindowKey.jpg+U Launch the Ease of Access Center.
WindowKey.jpg+V Cycle through notifications.
WindowKey.jpg+X Open the advanced menu in the lower-left corner of the screen.
WindowKey.jpg+Z Open the app-specific command bar.
WindowKey.jpg+ENTER Launch Narrator.
WindowKey.jpg+SPACEBAR Switch input language and keyboard layout.
WindowKey.jpg+TAB Open Task view.
WindowKey.jpg+, Peek at the desktop.
WindowKey.jpg+Plus Sign Zoom in.
WindowKey.jpg+Minus Sign Zoom out.
WindowKey.jpg+ESCAPE Close Magnifier.
WindowKey.jpg+LEFT ARROW Dock the active window to the left half of the monitor.
WindowKey.jpg+RIGHT ARROW Dock the active window to the right half of the monitor.
WindowKey.jpg+UP ARROW Maximize the active window vertically and horizontally.
WindowKey.jpg+DOWN ARROW Restore or minimize the active window.
WindowKey.jpg+SHIFT+UP ARROW Maximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
WindowKey.jpg+SHIFT+ DOWN ARROW Restore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
WindowKey.jpg+SHIFT+LEFT ARROW With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left.
WindowKey.jpg+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the right.
WindowKey.jpg+HOME Minimize all nonactive windows; restore on second keystroke.
WindowKey.jpg+PRNT SCRN Take a picture of the screen and place it in the Computer>Pictures>Screenshots folder.
WindowKey.jpg+CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT arrow Switch to the next or previous virtual desktop.
WindowKey.jpg+CTRL+D Create a new virtual desktop.
WindowKey.jpg+CTRL+F4 Close the current virtual desktop.
WindowKey.jpg+? Launch the Windows Feedback App.

 

 

[1] If Cortana is unavailable or disabled, this shortcut has no function.

[2] Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana is unavailable or disabled, this command opens Search.

Thanks to Microsoft Download Centre for the information.

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