Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

In this article we will look at the full list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts helps you to do many things which usually needed mouse click to get it done. Most of the programmers or application developers have maximum work on keyboard, so sometimes it is unnecessary delay due to mouse intervention. In that case keyboard shortcuts plays an important role. Here, we will list down all keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10.

As per Microsoft Official statement,

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and effort as you use Windows and other apps.

Check the menus of apps for accelerator keys. Most of them provide accelerator keys to help make it easier to work with menus and other commands. If a letter of a word is underlined in a menu, it usually means you can press the Alt key and the underlined key together instead of clicking that menu item.

In below example of Notepad, if we press Alt key, it will underline one character in each menu to give you hint of what character need to press with Alt key.

Press Alt+F to open File menu or Alt+E to open Edit menu. Similarly you can follow it for all menus & sub-menus in all Windows application.

Press Alt key to know keyboard shortcut

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Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Top keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains common keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10.

Press this key To do this

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

Copy the selected item

Ctrl+X

Cut the selected item

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

Paste the selected item

Ctrl+Z

Undo an action

Alt+Tab

Switch between open apps

Alt+F4

Close the active item, or exit the active app

Windows logo key Windows logo key+L

Lock your PC or switch accounts

Windows logo key Windows logo key+D

Display and hide the desktop

New Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains new Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows.

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key+A

Open Action center

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+S

Open search

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C

Open Cortana in listening mode

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Tab

Open Task view

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+D

Add a virtual desktop

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Right arrow

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Left arrow

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+F4

Close the virtual desktop you’re using

General keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains general keyboard shortcuts in Windows.

Press this key To do this

F2

Rename the selected item

F3

Search for a file or folder in File Explorer

F4

Display the address bar list in File Explorer

F5

Refresh the active window

F6

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

F10

Activate the Menu bar in the active app

Alt+F4

Close the active item, or exit the active app

Alt+Esc

Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

Alt+underlined letter

Perform the command for that letter

Alt+Enter

Display properties for the selected item

Alt+Spacebar

Open the shortcut menu for the active window

Alt+Left arrow

Go back

Alt+Right arrow

Go forward

Alt+Page Up

Move up one screen

Alt+Page Down

Move down one screen

Alt+Tab

Switch between open apps

Ctrl+F4

Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)

Ctrl+A

Select all items in a document or window

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

Copy the selected item

Ctrl+D (or Delete)

Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin

Ctrl+R (or F5)

Refresh the active window

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

Paste the selected item

Ctrl+X

Cut the selected item

Ctrl+Y

Redo an action

Ctrl+Z

Undo an action

Ctrl+Right arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

Ctrl+Left arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word

Ctrl+Down arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

Ctrl+Up arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+arrow keys

When a group or tile is in focus in the Start menu, move it in the direction specified

Ctrl+arrow key (to move to an item)+Spacebar

Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop

Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key

Select a block of text

Ctrl+Esc

Open Start

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Open Task Manager

Ctrl+Shift

Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available

Ctrl+Spacebar

Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off

Shift+F10

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

Shift with any arrow key

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

Shift+Delete

Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

Right arrow

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu

Left arrow

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu

Esc

Stop or leave the current task

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that use the Windows logo key Windows logo key.
Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key

Open or close Start

Windows logo key Windows logo key+A

Open Action center

Windows logo key Windows logo key+B

Set focus in the notification area

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C

Open Cortana in listening mode

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.

Windows logo key Windows logo key+D

Display and hide the desktop

Windows logo key Windows logo key+E

Open File Explorer

Windows logo key Windows logo key+G

Open Game bar when a game is open

Windows logo key Windows logo key+H

Open the Share charm

Windows logo key Windows logo key+I

Open Settings

Windows logo key Windows logo key+K

Open the Connect quick action

Windows logo key Windows logo key+L

Lock your PC or switch accounts

Windows logo key Windows logo key+M

Minimize all windows

Windows logo key Windows logo key+O

Lock device orientation

Windows logo key Windows logo key+P

Choose a presentation display mode

Windows logo key Windows logo key+R

Open the Run dialog box

Windows logo key Windows logo key+S

Open search

Windows logo key Windows logo key+T

Cycle through apps on the taskbar

Windows logo key Windows logo key+U

Open Ease of Access Center

Windows logo key Windows logo key+V

Cycle through notifications

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+V

Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Windows logo key Windows logo key+X

Open the Quick Link menu

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Z

Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode

Windows logo key Windows logo key+comma (,)

Temporarily peek at the desktop

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Pause

Display the System Properties dialog box

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+F

Search for PCs (if you’re on a network)

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+M

Restore minimized windows on the desktop

Windows logo key Windows logo key+number

Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+number

Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+number

Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+number

Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Shift+number

Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab

Open Task view

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Up arrow

Maximize the window

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Down arrow

Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Left arrow

Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Right arrow

Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Home

Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Up arrow

Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Down arrow

Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Left arrow or Right arrow

Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Spacebar

Change to a previously selected input

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Enter

Open Narrator

Windows logo key Windows logo key+forward slash (/)

Initiate IME reconversion

Windows logo key Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)

Zoom in or out using Magnifier

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc

Exit Magnifier

Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Command Prompt.

Press this key To do this

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

Copy the selected text

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

Paste the selected text

Ctrl+M

Enter Mark mode

Alt+selection key

Begin selection in block mode

Arrow keys

Move the cursor in the direction specified

Page up

Move the cursor by one page up

Page down

Move the cursor by one page down

Ctrl+Home (Mark mode)

Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer

Ctrl+End (Mark mode)

Move the cursor to the end of the buffer

Ctrl+Up arrow

Move up one line in the output history

Ctrl+Down arrow

Move down one line in the output history

Ctrl+Home (History navigation)

If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the top of the buffer. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the left of the cursor in the command line.

Ctrl+End (History navigation)

If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the command line. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the right of the cursor in the command line.

 

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that you can use in dialog boxes.

Press this key To do this

F4

Display the items in the active list

Ctrl+Tab

Move forward through tabs

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Move back through tabs

Ctrl+number (number 1-9)

Move to nth tab

Tab

Move forward through options

Shift+Tab

Move back through options

Alt+underlined letter

Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter

Spacebar

Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box

Backspace

Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in theSave As or Open dialog box

Arrow keys

Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

 

File Explorer keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this

Alt+D

Select the address bar

Ctrl+E

Select the search box

Ctrl+F

Select the search box

Ctrl+N

Open a new window

Ctrl+W

Close the current window

Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel

Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons

Ctrl+Shift+E

Display all folders above the selected folder

Ctrl+Shift+N

Create a new folder

Num Lock+asterisk (*)

Display all subfolders under the selected folder

Num Lock+plus (+)

Display the contents of the selected folder

Num Lock+minus (-)

Collapse the selected folder

Alt+P

Display the preview pane

Alt+Enter

Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item

Alt+Right arrow

View the next folder

Alt+Up arrow

View the folder that the folder was in

Alt+Left arrow

View the previous folder

Backspace

View the previous folder

Right arrow

Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder

Left arrow

Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in

End

Display the bottom of the active window

Home

Display the top of the active window

F11

Maximize or minimize the active window

 

Virtual desktops keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab

Open Task view

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+D

Add a virtual desktop

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Right arrow

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Left arrow

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+F4

Close the virtual desktop you’re using

 

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with items on the desktop taskbar.

Press this key To do this

Shift+click a taskbar button

Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app

Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar button

Open an app as an administrator

Shift+right-click a taskbar button

Show the window menu for the app

Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button

Show the window menu for the group

Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar button

Cycle through the windows of the group

 

Settings keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key+I

Open settings

Backspace

Go back to the settings home page

Type on any page with search box

Search settings

 

Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that can help make your PC easier to use.

Press this key To do this

Right Shift for eight seconds

Turn Filter Keys on and off

Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen

Turn High Contrast on or off

Left Alt+left Shift+Num Lock

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Shift five times

Turn Sticky Keys on or off

Num Lock for five seconds

Turn Toggle Keys on or off

Windows logo key Windows logo key+U

Open the Ease of Access Center

 

Magnifier keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Magnifier.

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)

Zoom in or out

Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar

Preview the desktop in full-screen mode

Ctrl+Alt+D

Switch to docked mode

Ctrl+Alt+F

Switch to full-screen mode

Ctrl+Alt+I

Invert colors

Ctrl+Alt+L

Switch to lens mode

Ctrl+Alt+R

Resize the lens

Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys

Pan in the direction of the arrow keys

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc

Exit Magnifier

 

Narrator keyboard shortcut

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Narrator.

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Enter

Start or exit Narrator

Caps Lock+ESC

Exit Narrator

Caps Lock+M

Start reading

Ctrl

Stop reading

Caps Lock+Spacebar

Do default action

Caps Lock+Right arrow

Move to next item

Caps Lock+Left arrow

Move to previous item

Caps Lock+Up or Down arrow

Change view

Caps Lock+F2

Show commands for current item

Caps Lock+Enter

Change search mode

Caps Lock+A

Change verbosity mode

Caps Lock+Z

Lock Narrator key (Caps Lock) so you don’t have to press it for every keyboard shortcut

Caps Lock+X

Have Narrator ignore the next keyboard shortcut you use

Caps Lock+F12

Turn keystroke reading off or on

Caps Lock+V

Repeat phrase

Caps Lock+Page Up or Page Down

Increase or decrease voice volume

Caps Lock+plus (+) or minus (-)

Increase or decrease voice speed

Caps Lock+D

Read item

Caps Lock+F

Read advanced info about item

Caps Lock+S

Read item spelled out

Caps Lock+W

Read window

Caps Lock+R

Read all items in the containing area

Caps Lock+Num Lock

Turn mouse mode on or off

Caps Lock+Q

Move to last item in the containing area

Caps Lock+G

Move Narrator cursor to system cursor

Caps Lock+T

Move Narrator cursor to pointer

Caps Lock+tilde (~)

Set focus to item

Caps Lock+Backspace

Go back one item

Caps Lock+Insert

Jump to linked item

Caps Lock+F10

Read current row header

Caps Lock+F9

Read current column header

Caps Lock+F8

Read current row

Caps Lock+F7

Read current column

Caps Lock+F5

Read current row and column location

Caps Lock+F6

Jump to table cell

Shift+Caps Lock+F6

Jump to cell contents

Caps Lock+F3

Jump to next cell in current row

Shift+Caps Lock+F3

Jump to previous cell in current row

Caps Lock+F4

Jump to next cell in current column

Shift+Caps Lock+F4

Jump to previous cell in current column

Caps Lock+Close square bracket (])

Read text from start to cursor

Caps Lock+zero (0)

Read text attributes

Caps Lock+H

Read document

Ctrl+Caps Lock+U

Read current page

Caps Lock+U

Read next page

Shift+Caps Lock+U

Read previous page

Ctrl+Caps Lock+I

Read current paragraph

Caps Lock+I

Read next paragraph

Shift+Caps Lock+I

Read previous paragraph

Ctrl+Caps Lock+O

Read current line

Caps Lock+O

Read next line

Shift+Caps Lock+0

Read previous line

Ctrl+Caps Lock+P

Read current word

Caps Lock+P

Read next word

Shift+Caps Lock+P

Read previous word

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

Read current character

Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

Read next character

Shift+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

Read previous character

Caps Lock+Y

Move to beginning of text

Caps Lock+B

Move to end of text

Caps Lock+J

Jump to next heading

Shift+Caps Lock+J

Jump to previous heading

Caps Lock+K

Jump to next table

Shift+Caps Lock+K

Jump to previous table

Caps Lock+L

Jump to next link

Shift+Caps Lock+L

Jump to previous link

Caps Lock+C

Read current date and time

Press Caps Lock twice in quick succession

Turn Caps Lock on or off

Caps Lock+E

Give negative feedback

Shift+Caps Lock+E

Give positive feedback

Caps Lock+E tapped twice in quick succession

Open the feedback dialog

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Up arrow

Go to parent

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Right arrow

Go to next sibling

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Left arrow

Go to previous sibling

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Down arrow

Go to first child

Caps Lock+N

Move to main landmark

 

Narrator touch keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Narrator on a four-point tablet.

Press this key To do this

Tap once with two fingers

Stop Narrator from reading

Tap three times with four fingers

Show all Narrator commands (including the ones not in this list)

Double-tap

Activate primary action

Triple-tap

Activate secondary action

Touch or drag a single finger

Read what’s under your fingers

Flick left/right with one finger

Move to next or previous item

Swipe left/right/up/down with two fingers

Scroll

Swipe down with three fingers

Start reading on explorable text

 

Keyboard shortcuts in apps

Remote Desktop keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this

Ctrl+Alt+Insert

Scroll

Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right arrow

Switch between sessions

Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down arrow

View the session selection bar

Ctrl+Alt+Home

In full-screen mode, view connection options

 

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

Note

  • You can see shortcuts for Internet Explorer at Internet Explorer shortcuts.

Press this key To do this

Ctrl+D

Add current site to favorites or reading list

Ctrl+I

Open favorites pane

Ctrl+J

Open downloads pane

Ctrl+H

Open history pane

Ctrl+P

Print the current page

Ctrl+F

Find on page

Alt+C

Open Cortana

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.

Ctrl+Shift+R

Enter reading view

F12

Open F12 Developer Tools

F7

Turn caret browsing on for the current tab

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Open clear browsing data pane

Ctrl+T

Open a new tab

Ctrl+Shift+T

Reopen the last closed tab

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4

Close current tab

Ctrl+K

Duplicate tab

Ctrl+N

Open a new window

Ctrl+Shift+P

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window

Ctrl+Tab

Switch to the next tab

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Switch to the previous tab

Ctrl+1, 2, 3,…, 8

Switch to a specific tab number

Ctrl+9

Switch to the last tab

Ctrl+plus (+)

Zoom in (25%)

Ctrl+minus (-)

Zoom out (25%)

Ctrl+0

Reset zoom level

Backspace or Alt+Left arrow

Go back

Alt+Right arrow

Go forward

F5 or Ctrl+R

Refresh the page

Esc

Stop loading the page

Ctrl+L or F4 or Alt+D

Select the address bar

Ctrl+Shift+L

Open address bar query in a new tab

Ctrl+E

Open a search query in the address bar

Ctrl+Enter

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar

Ctrl+click

Open link in a new tab

Ctrl+Shift+click

Open link in a new tab and switch to the tab

Alt+Shift+click

Open link in a new window

 

Game bar keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key+G

Open Game bar when a game is open

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+G

Record the last 30 seconds

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+R

Start recording (press the shortcut again to stop recording)

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+Print Screen

Take a screenshot of your game

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+T

Show/hide recording timer

 

Photos app keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key+H

Open the Share charm

Spacebar (in Collection)

Select an item and enter Selection mode

Enter (from Selection mode)

Select an item while in Selection mode

Spacebar (viewing a photo)

Show or hide commands

Spacebar (viewing a video)

Play or pause the video

Arrow keys (in Collection)

Scroll up, down, left, or right

Left or right arrow keys (on a single item or slide show)

Show the next or previous item

Arrow keys (on a zoomed photo)

Move within the photo

Ctrl+plus (+)

Zoom in when viewing a photo

Ctrl+minus (-)

Zoom out when viewing a photo

Ctrl+0

Reset zoom on a photo

Esc

Return to previous screen

Ctrl+S

Save

Ctrl+P

Print

Ctrl+C

Copy

Ctrl+R (viewing or editing)

Rotate a photo

E (viewing a photo)

Enhance a photo

Ctrl+Z (editing)

Undo changes

Ctrl+Y (editing)

Redo changes

Ctrl+forward slash (/) (editing)

View original

Shift+arrow keys

Resize crop or selective focus area

Ctrl+arrow keys

Move crop or selective focus area

F5 (viewing an item)

Start a slide show

Alt+Enter

View file info

Ctrl+L

Set as lock screen

 

Calculator keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this

Alt+1

Switch to Standard mode

Alt+2

Switch to Scientific mode

Alt+3

Switch to Programmer mode

Ctrl+M

Store in memory

Ctrl+P

Add to memory

Ctrl+Q

Subtract from memory

Ctrl+R

Recall from memory

Ctrl+L

Clear memory

F9

Select ±

R

Select 1/x

@

Calculate the square root

Del

Select CE

Ctrl+H

Turn calculation history on or off

Up arrow

Move up in history list

Down arrow

Move down in history list

Ctrl+Shift+D

Clear history

F3

Select DEG in Scientific mode

F4

Select RAD in Scientific mode

F5

Select GRAD in Scientific mode

Ctrl+G

Select 10x in Scientific mode

Ctrl+O

Select cosh in Scientific mode

Ctrl+S

Select sinh in Scientific mode

Ctrl+T

Select tanh in Scientific mode

Shift+S

Select sin-1 in Scientific mode

Shift+O

Select cos-1 in Scientific mode

Shift+T

Select tan-1 in Scientific mode

Ctrl+Y

Select y√x in Scientific mode

D

Select Mod in Scientific mode

L

Select log in Scientific mode

M

Select dms in Scientific mode

N

Select ln in Scientific mode

Ctrl+N

Select ex in Scientific mode

O

Select cos in Scientific mode

P

Select Pi in Scientific mode

Q

Select x2 in Scientific mode

S

Select sin in Scientific mode

T

Select tan in Scientific mode

V

Select F-E in Scientific mode

X

Select Exp in Scientific mode

Y, ^

Select xy in Scientific mode

#

Select x3 in Scientific mode

;

Select Int in Scientific mode

!

Select n! in Scientific mode

F2

Select DWORD in Programmer mode

F3

Select WORD in Programmer mode

F4

Select BYTE in Programmer mode

F5

Select HEX in Programmer mode

F6

Select DEC in Programmer mode

F7

Select OCT in Programmer mode

F8

Select BIN in Programmer mode

F12

Select QWORD in Programmer mode

A-F

Select A-F in Programmer mode

J

Select RoL in Programmer mode

K

Select RoR in Programmer mode

<

Select Lsh in Programmer mode

>

Select Rsh in Programmer mode

%

Select Mod in Programmer mode

|

Select Or in Programmer mode

^

Select Xor in Programmer mode

~

Select Not in Programmer mode

&

Select And in Programmer mode

Spacebar

Toggle the bit value in Programmer mode

 

Reader keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Reader app.

Press this key To do this

F8

Use two-page layout

Ctrl+R

Rotate the file 90 degrees clockwise

Ctrl+F

Search for text in a file

F7

Use keyboard selection mode

Ctrl+P

Print a file

Ctrl+O

Open a file

Ctrl+W

Close a file

Ctrl+M

Reader app home

 

Paint keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Paint.

Press this key To do this

F11

View a picture in full-screen mode

F12

Save the picture as a new file

Ctrl+A

Select the entire picture

Ctrl+B

Bold selected text

Ctrl+C

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Ctrl+E

Open the Properties dialog box

Ctrl+G

Show or hide gridlines

Ctrl+I

Italicize selected text

Ctrl+N

Create a new picture

Ctrl+O

Open an existing picture

Ctrl+P

Print a picture

Ctrl+R

Show or hide the ruler

Ctrl+S

Save changes to a picture

Ctrl+U

Underline selected text

Ctrl+V

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Ctrl+W

Open the Resize and Skew dialog box

Ctrl+X

Cut a selection

Ctrl+Y

Redo a change

Ctrl+Z

Undo a change

Ctrl+plus (+)

Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel

Ctrl+minus (-)

Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel

Ctrl+Page Up

Zoom in

Ctrl+Page Down

Zoom out

Alt (or F10)

Display keytips

Alt+F4

Close a picture and its Paint window

Right arrow

Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel

Left arrow

Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel

Down arrow

Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel

Up arrow

Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel

Shift+F10

Show the current shortcut menu

 

Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Windows Journal.

Press this key To do this

F5

Refresh the note list

F6

Toggle between a note list and a note

F11

View a note in full-screen mode

Ctrl+A

Select all items on a page

Ctrl+C

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Ctrl+F

Search for text in a file

Ctrl+G

Go to a page

Ctrl+N

Start a new note

Ctrl+O

Open a recently used note

Ctrl+P

Print a note

Ctrl+S

Save changes to a note

Ctrl+V

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Ctrl+X

Cut a selection

Ctrl+Y

Redo a change

Ctrl+Z

Undo a change

Alt+F4

Close a note and its Journal window

Ctrl+Shift+C

Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list

Ctrl+Shift+V

Move a note to a specific folder

 

WordPad keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with WordPad.

Press this key To do this

F3

Search for the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box

F10

Display keytips

F12

Save the document as a new file

Ctrl+1

Set single line spacing

Ctrl+2

Set double line spacing

Ctrl+5

Set line spacing to 1.5

Ctrl+A

Select the entire document

Ctrl+B

Make selected text bold

Ctrl+C

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Ctrl+D

Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing

Ctrl+E

Align text center

Ctrl+F

Search for text in a document

Ctrl+H

Replace text in a document

Ctrl+I

Italicize selected text

Ctrl+J

Justify text

Ctrl+L

Align text left

Ctrl+N

Create a new document

Ctrl+O

Open an existing document

Ctrl+P

Print a document

Ctrl+R

Align text right

Ctrl+S

Save changes to a document

Ctrl+U

Underline selected text

Ctrl+V

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Ctrl+X

Cut a selection

Ctrl+Y

Redo a change

Ctrl+Z

Undo a change

Ctrl+equal (=)

Make selected text subscript

Ctrl+Shift+equal (=)

Make selected text superscript

Ctrl+Shift+greater than (>)

Increase the font size

Ctrl+Shift+less than (<)

Decrease the font size

Ctrl+Shift+A

Change characters to all capitals

Ctrl+Shift+L

Change the bullet style

Ctrl+Left arrow

Move the cursor one word to the left

Ctrl+Right arrow

Move the cursor one word to the right

Ctrl+Up arrow

Move the cursor to the previous line

Ctrl+Down arrow

Move the cursor to the next line

Ctrl+Home

Move to the beginning of the document

Ctrl+End

Move to the end of the document

Ctrl+Page Up

Move up one page

Ctrl+Page Down

Move down one page

Ctrl+Delete

Delete the next word

Alt+F4

Close WordPad

Shift+F10

Show the current shortcut menu

Keyboard shortcuts in Continuum for phones

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 Mobile when using Continuum for phones.

Note

  • Continuum for phones is only available on certain phones.

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key

Open or close Start

Windows logo key Windows logo key+A

Open Action center

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C

Open Cortana in listening mode

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still usesearch.

Windows logo key Windows logo key+E

Open File Explorer

Windows logo key Windows logo key+I

Open Settings

Windows logo key Windows logo key+K

Open the Connect quick action

Windows logo key Windows logo key+L

Lock your device or switch accounts

Windows logo key Windows logo key+O

Lock device orientation

Windows logo key Windows logo key+P

Open display settings

Windows logo key Windows logo key+S

Open search

Windows logo key Windows logo key+U

Open Ease of Access Center

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab

Open Task view

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Backspace

Go back

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Print Screen

Take a screenshot

Alt+Tab

Switch between open apps

Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Surface Hub

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Surface Hub.

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key Windows logo key

Open or close Start

Windows logo key Windows logo key+A

Open quick actions

Windows logo key Windows logo key+F

Enter or exit full screen for the app you’re using

Windows logo key Windows logo key+N

Open notifications

Windows logo key Windows logo key+S

Open Cortana or search

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still usesearch.

Windows logo key Windows logo key+T

Open the clock

Windows logo key Windows logo key+W

Send to whiteboard

Windows logo key Windows logo key+X

Swap sidebars

Windows logo key Windows logo key+1

Open or close the call pane in the sidebar

Windows logo key Windows logo key+2

Open or close the people pane in the sidebar

Windows logo key Windows logo key+3

Open or close the message pane in the sidebar

Windows logo key Windows logo key+4

Open or close the content pane in the sidebar

Windows logo key Windows logo key+F6

Move keyboard focus between the sidebars, top bar, and bottom bar

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+F6

Move keyboard focus between the sidebars, top bar, and bottom bar in the opposite direction

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab

Go to Task view

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Backspace

Go back

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Spacebar

Switch input language or keyboard

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Enter

Open Narrator

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Plus (+)

Open Magnifier

Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen

Turn high contrast on or off

F10

Turn screen sharing on or off

Alt+Tab

Switch between open apps

Left Alt+left Shift+Num Lock

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Right Shift for eight seconds

Turn Filter Keys on or off

Shift five times

Turn Sticky Keys on or off

Num Lock for five seconds

Turn Toggle Keys on or off

Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc

End your session

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