IT Showcase Productivity Guide
Shortcut Keys for Windows 10
This guide lists shortcut keys that you can use from the desktop in Windows 10.
Open and close the Start menu.
Switch to the desktop and launch the nth application in the taskbar. For example,
whichever application is first in the list, numbered from left to right.
Open the action center.
Highlight the notification area.
Launch Cortana into listening mode.1 Users can begin to speak to Cortana immediately.
Switch between Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other windows) and the
Switch to the desktop and launch File Explorer with the Quick Access tab displayed.
Open the Share
Open the Settings
Open the Connect pane to connect to wireless displays and audio devices.
Lock the device and go to the Lock screen.
Switch to the desktop and minimize all open windows.
Lock device orientation.
Open the Project pane to search and connect to external displays and projectors.
Display the Run dialog box.
Launch Cortana.2 Users can begin to type a query immediately.
Cycle through the apps on the taskbar.
Launch the Ease of Access Center.
Cycle through notifications.
Open the advanced menu in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Open the app-specific command bar.
Switch input language and keyboard layout.
Open Task view.
If Cortana is unavailable or disabled, this shortcut has no function.
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.
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Peek at the desktop.
Dock the active window to the left half of the monitor.
Dock the active window to the right half of the monitor.
Maximize the active window vertically and horizontally.
Restore or minimize the active window.
Maximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
Restore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left.
With multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the right.
Minimize all nonactive windows; restore on second keystroke.
Take a picture of the screen and place it in the Computer>Pictures>Screenshots folder.
Switch to the next or previous virtual desktop.
Create a new virtual desktop.
Close the current virtual desktop.
Launch the Windows Feedback App.
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