Microsoft Windows 10 now comes with several additional keyboard shortcuts that primarily address ‘snapping’ multiple programs side-by-side, monitor management, and Virtual Desktops. Having this shortcut cheat sheet can help make learning these new features a simpler process.

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts include a whole new set features that can make your workflow simple and more proficient. Below is a chart; or cheat sheet if you will, of the newest keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier when working with Windows 10 more.

For an off-line version of keyboard shortcuts provided Microsoft for Windows 10 users, head over to the Microsoft download page.

To summarize the the image below, this table includes the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts:

New Features

Keyboard Shortcut Function
Windows Key + A Open Action Center
Windows Key + C Open Cortana in listening mode (for voice commands)
Windows Key + S Search / Launch Cortana (listening mode)
Windows Key + I Open Settings App
Windows Key + Tab Open Task View
Windows Key + Ctrl + D Open New Virtual Desktop
Windows Key + Ctrl + F4 Close the Current Desktop
Windows Key + Ctrl + → Switch between Virtual Desktops (right)
Windows Key + Ctrl + ← Switch between Virtual Desktops (left)


Standard Features

Keyboard Shortcut Function
Windows Key Open / Close Start Menu
Windows Key + X Open / Close Start Menu Content (same as right-click)
Windows Key + → Snap Current Window Right
Windows Key + ← Snap Current Window Left
Windows Key + E Launch File Explorer
Windows Key + L Lock the Desktop
Alt + PrtScn Copy Screenshot to Clipboard
Windows Key + PrtScn Copy Screenshot to 'Computers > Pictures > Screenshots'


Browser Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut Function
Ctrl + T Open new Tab
Ctrl + D Bookmark Page
Ctrl + L Highlight Current URL in Address Window
Ctrl + Tab Step through Open Browser Tabs
Ctrl + Enter Add '.com' to end of URL (i.e., google > Ctrl + Enter)