Windows 10 Trackpad & Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows KeyboardHaving fun exploring Windows 10?

Microsoft released the latest version of Windows on July 29th, 2015 and users everywhere have been upgrading their PCs. While there’s no official number on how many users have upgraded, a video shared on Twitter shows that Windows 10 is taking over the world at 16+ installs per second.

If you’ve already upgraded, chances are you’re likely interested in learning some shortcuts. Below is a list of keyboard and trackpad shortcuts that you may find useful.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are some keyboard shortcuts that will help you navigate around Windows 10.

Winkey 10 keyboard shortcut Description
Winkey + Tab Activates Task View
Winkey + A Activates Action Center
Winkey + C Activates Cortana with speech>
Winkey + D Shows desktop
Winkey + E Opens File Explorer
Winkey + G Activates the new Xbox game bar to let you record games or take screenshots.
Winkey + H Activates share feature in Windows 10 apps
Winkey + I Opens Windows 10 settings
Winkey + K Activates Connect feature to stream to wireless displays and audio devices
Winkey + L Locks a machine
Winkey + P Project a screen
Winkey + R Run a command
Winkey + S Activates Cortana
Winkey + X Opens power user features
Winkey + Left / Right / Up / Down Snaps apps to the side of a screen (press Up or Down after snapping left / right to enable four apps to snap)
Winkey + Ctrl + D Creates a new virtual desktop
Winkey + Ctrl + F4 Close virtual desktop
Winkey + Ctrl + Left or Right Switch between virtual desktops
Winkey + Shift + Left or Right Move apps from one monitor to another
Winkey + 1 / 2 / 3… Open programs that are pinned on the taskbar. The first app is number one.

Windows 10 Trackpad Shortcuts

As far as good-to-know trackpad shortcuts go, here’s the list:

3-finger tap Cortana search by default, can be changed to view notifications in Settings
3-finger swipe up Opens Task View. (Swipe down with three fingers to close Task View.)
3-finger swipe down Show desktop. Swipe up with three fingers to bring your windows back.
3-finger swipe left/right Switch between open windows. If you hold your fingers to the trackpad as you swipe, you’ll be able to select different windows via the Alt-Tab switcher.

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