Microsoft has just published a printable cheat sheet with a list of every keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10. It can be very helpful for those who are trying to figure out the company’s newest operating system. The cheat sheet shows 42 keyboard shortcuts in total that help you operate more efficiently in the desktop version of Windows 10. Most of them deal with the Task view, window management, Cortana and the Start menu.

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Microsoft has release a printable Windows 10 key shortcut list to help users operate more efficiently.


Here’s the complete list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows 10.

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