Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10


Shortcut KeysAction

Copy, paste, and other general keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Ctrl+XCut the selected item
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)Copy the selected item
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)Paste the selected item
Ctrl+ZUndo an action
Alt+TabSwitch between open apps
Alt+F4Close the active item, or exit the active app
Windows logo key+LLock your PC
Windows logo key+DDisplay and hide the desktop
F2Rename the selected item
F3Search for a file or folder in File Explorer
F4Display the address bar list in File Explorer
F5Refresh the active window
F6Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10Activate the Menu bar in the active app
Alt+F8Show your password on the sign-in screen
Alt+EscCycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Alt+underlined letterPerform the command for that letter
Alt+EnterDisplay properties for the selected item
Alt+SpacebarOpen the shortcut menu for the active window
Alt+Left arrowGo back
Alt+Right arrowGo forward
Alt+Page UpMove up one screen
Alt+Page DownMove down one screen
Ctrl+F4Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and let you have multiple documents open at the same time)
Ctrl+ASelect all items in a document or window
Ctrl+D (or Delete)Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Ctrl+R (or F5)Refresh the active window
Ctrl+YRedo an action
Ctrl+Right arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+Left arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl+Down arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+Up arrowMove the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Alt+TabUse the arrow keys to switch between all open apps
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+arrow keysWhen a group or tile is in focus on the Start menu, move it in the direction specified
Ctrl+arrow key (to move to an item)+SpacebarSelect multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl+Shift with an arrow keySelect a block of text
Ctrl+EscOpen Start
Ctrl+Shift+EscOpen Task Manager
Ctrl+ShiftSwitch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available
Ctrl+SpacebarTurn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off
Shift+F10Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift with any arrow keySelect more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document
Shift+DeleteDelete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Right arrowOpen the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Left arrowOpen the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
EscStop or leave the current task

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Windows logo key Open or close Start
Windows logo key+AOpen Action center
Windows logo key+BSet focus in the notification area
Windows logo key+Shift+COpen Cortana in listening mode
Windows logo key+DDisplay and hide the desktop
Windows logo key+Alt+DDisplay and hide the date and time on the desktop
Windows logo key+EOpen File Explorer
Windows logo key+FOpen Feedback Hub
Windows logo key+GOpen Game bar when a game is open
Windows logo key+HOpen the Share charm
Windows logo key+IOpen Settings
Windows logo key+J Set focus to a Windows tip when one is available.
Windows logo key+KOpen the Connect quick action
Windows logo key+LLock your PC or switch accounts
Windows logo key+MMinimize all windows
Windows logo key+OLock device orientation
Windows logo key+PChoose a presentation display mode
Windows logo key+ROpen the Run dialog box
Windows logo key+SOpen search
Windows logo key+TCycle through apps on the taskbar
Windows logo key+UOpen Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key+VCycle through notifications
Windows logo key+Shift+VCycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows logo key+XOpen the Quick Link menu
Windows logo key+ZShow the commands available in an app in full-screen mode
Windows logo key+comma (,)Temporarily peek at the desktop
Windows logo key+PauseDisplay the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key+Ctrl+FSearch for PCs (if you're on a network)
Windows logo key+Shift+MRestore minimized windows on the desktop
Windows logo key+numberOpen 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+Shift+numberOpen the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key+Ctrl+numberOpen 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+Alt+numberOpen the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key+Ctrl+Shift+numberOpen the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator
Windows logo key+TabOpen Task view
Windows logo key+Up arrowMaximize the window
Windows logo key+Down arrowRemove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window
Windows logo key+Left arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen
Windows logo key+Right arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen
Windows logo key+HomeMinimize all except the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)
Windows logo key+Shift+Up arrowStretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
Windows logo key+Shift+Down arrowRestore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width
Windows logo key+Shift+Left arrow or Right arrowMove an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another
Windows logo key+SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key+Ctrl+SpacebarChange to a previously selected input
Windows logo key+EnterOpen Narrator
Windows logo key+forward slash (/)Begin IME reconversion
Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)Zoom in or out using Magnifier
Windows logo key+EscExit Magnifier

Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)Copy the selected text
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)Paste the selected text
Ctrl+MEnter Mark mode
Alt+selection keyBegin selection in block mode
Arrow keysMove the cursor in the direction specified
Page upMove the cursor by one page up
Page downMove 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 arrowMove up one line in the output history
Ctrl+Down arrowMove 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

Shortcut KeysAction
F4Display the items in the active list
Ctrl+TabMove forward through tabs
Ctrl+Shift+TabMove back through tabs
Ctrl+number (number 1–9)Move to nth tab
TabMove forward through options
Shift+TabMove back through options
Alt+underlined letterPerform the command (or select the option) that is used with that letter
SpacebarSelect or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
BackspaceOpen a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
Arrow keysSelect a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

File Explorer keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Alt+DSelect the address bar
Ctrl+ESelect the search box
Ctrl+FSelect the search box
Ctrl+NOpen a new window
Ctrl+WClose the active window
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheelChange the size and appearance of file and folder icons
Ctrl+Shift+EDisplay all folders above the selected folder
Ctrl+Shift+NCreate 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+PDisplay the preview panel
Alt+EnterOpen the Properties dialog box for the selected item
Alt+Right arrowView the next folder
Alt+Up arrowView the folder that the folder was in
Alt+Left arrowView the previous folder
BackspaceView the previous folder
Right arrowDisplay the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder
Left arrowCollapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in
EndDisplay the bottom of the active window
HomeDisplay the top of the active window
F11Maximize or minimize the active window

Virtual desktops keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Windows logo key+TabOpen Task view
Windows logo key+Ctrl+DAdd a virtual desktop
Windows logo key+Ctrl+Right arrowSwitch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right
Windows logo key+Ctrl+Left arrowSwitch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left
Windows logo key+Ctrl+F4Close the virtual desktop you're using

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Shift+click a taskbar buttonOpen an app or quickly open another instance of an app
Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar buttonOpen an app as an administrator
Shift+right-click a taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the app
Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar buttonShow the window menu for the group
Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar buttonCycle through the windows of the group

Settings keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Windows logo key+IOpen settings
BackspaceGo back to the settings home page
Type on any page with search boxSearch settings

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Ctrl+DAdd current site to favorites or reading list
Ctrl+IOpen favorites pane
Ctrl+JOpen downloads pane
Ctrl+HOpen history pane
Ctrl+PPrint the current page
Ctrl+FFind on page
Alt+COpen Cortana 
Ctrl+Shift+REnter reading view
Ctrl+TOpen a new tab
Ctrl+Shift+TReopen the last closed tab
Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4Close the active tab
Ctrl+KDuplicate tab
Ctrl+NOpen a new window
Ctrl+Shift+POpen a new InPrivate Browsing window
Ctrl+TabSwitch to the next tab
Ctrl+Shift+TabSwitch to the previous tab
Ctrl+1, 2, 3, and so onSwitch to a specific tab number
Ctrl+9Switch to the last tab
Ctrl+plus (+)Zoom in (25%)
Ctrl+minus (-)Zoom out (25%)
Ctrl+0Reset zoom level
Backspace or Alt+Left arrowGo back
Alt+Right arrowGo forward
F5 or Ctrl+RRefresh the page
EscStop loading the page
Ctrl+L or F4 or Alt+DSelect the address bar
Ctrl+Shift+LOpen address bar query in a new tab
Ctrl+EOpen a search query in the address bar
Ctrl+EnterAdd www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar
Ctrl+clickOpen link in a new tab
Ctrl+Shift+clickOpen link in a new tab and switch to that tab
Alt+Shift+clickOpen link in a new window 
Ctrl+Shift+M Start creating web notes
Ctrl+Alt+M Copy selected content into a web note
F12Open F12 Developer Tools  
Ctrl+U View source
F6 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar
F7 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab
Ctrl+Shift+Delete Show controls to clear browsing data

Calculator keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Alt+1Switch to Standard mode
Alt+2Switch to Scientific mode
Alt+3Switch to Programmer mode 
Ctrl + MStore in memory
Ctrl+PAdd to memory 
Ctrl+QSubtract from memory 
Ctrl+RRecall from memory
Ctrl+LClear memory
F9Select ±
RSelect 1/x
@Calculate the square root
DeleteSelect CE
Ctrl+HTurn calculation history on or off
Up arrowMove up in history list
Down arrowMove down in history list
Ctrl+Shift+DClear history
F3Select DEG in Scientific mode
F4Select RAD in Scientific mode
F5Select GRAD in Scientific mode
Ctrl+GSelect 10x in Scientific mode
Ctrl+OSelect cosh in Scientific mode
Ctrl+SSelect sinh in Scientific mode
Ctrl+TSelect tanh in Scientific mode
Shift+SSelect sin-1 in Scientific mode
Shift+OSelect cos-1 in Scientific mode
Shift+TSelect tan-1 in Scientific mode
Ctrl+YSelect y√x in Scientific mode
DSelect Mod in Scientific mode
LSelect log in Scientific mode
MSelect dms in Scientific mode
Select ln in Scientific mode
Ctrl+NSelect ex in Scientific mode
OSelect cos in Scientific mode
PSelect Pi in Scientific mode
QSelect x2 in Scientific mode
SSelect sin in Scientific mode
TSelect tan in Scientific mode
VSelect F-E in Scientific mode
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
F2Select DWORD in Programmer mode
F3Select WORD in Programmer mode
F4Select BYTE in Programmer mode
F5Select HEX in Programmer mode
F6Select DEC in Programmer mode
F7Select OCT in Programmer mode
F8Select BIN in Programmer mode
F12Select QWORD in Programmer mode
A-FSelect A-F in Programmer mode
JSelect RoL in Programmer mode
KSelect 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
SpacebarToggle the bit value in Programmer mode

Game bar keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Windows logo key+G Open Game bar when a game is open
Windows logo key+Alt+G Record the last 30 seconds
Windows logo key+Alt+R Start or stop recording
Windows logo key+Alt+Print Screen Take a screenshot of your game
Windows logo key+Alt+T Show/hide recording timer

Groove keyboard shortcuts

 Shortcut Keys Action
 Ctrl+P Play or pause
 Ctrl+F Skip to next song
 Ctrl+B Restart current song/skip to previous
 F9 Volume up
 F8 Volume down
 F7 Mute volume
 Ctrl+Enter Select an item and enter Selection mode
 Ctrl+A Select all
 Delete Delete selected item(s)
 Ctrl+Shift+P Play selected item
 Ctrl+T Repeat on or off
 Ctrl+H Shuffle on or off
 Ctrl+Q Search

Maps keyboard shortcuts

 Shortcut Keys Action
Arrow keysPan the map in any direction
Ctrl+plus or minus key (+ or -)Zoom in or out
Ctrl+Left or Right arrow keysRotate
 Ctrl+Up or Down arrow keysTilt
+ or - keysZoom in or out in 3D Cities view
Page Up or Page DownMove farther or closer in 3D Cities view
Ctrl+YSwitch map views between aerial and road
Ctrl+HomeCenter map on your current location
Ctrl+DGet directions
Ctrl+FSearch
Ctrl+MMinimize the active tab
Ctrl+PPrint
Ctrl+TShow or hide traffic
BackspaceGo back
Ctrl+HShare
Ctrl+LMove focus to map
Ctrl+WClose the active tab
Ctrl+TabGo to the next tab
Ctrl+Shift+TabGo to previous tab
Ctrl+SShow or hide Streedside
Ctrl+CCopy to clipboard

Movies & TV keyboard shortcuts

 Shortcut Keys Action
 Alt+EnterPlay full-screen
 EscLeave full-screen
 EnterSelect something that's in focus
SpacebarPlay or pause (when a video is in focus)
or
Ctrl+P
Alt+Left arrow keyGo back
or
Windows logo key+Backspace 
Ctrl+TTurn repeat on or off
F7Mute the sound
F8Volume down
F9Volume up 

Paint keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
F11View a picture in full-screen mode
F12Save the picture as a new file
Ctrl+ASelect the whole picture
Ctrl+BBold selected text 
Ctrl+CCopy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl+EOpen the Properties dialog box 
Ctrl+GShow or hide gridlines
Ctrl+IItalicize selected text 
Ctrl+NCreate a new picture
Ctrl+OOpen an existing picture
Ctrl+PPrint a picture
Ctrl+RShow or hide the ruler
Ctrl+SSave changes to a picture
Ctrl+UUnderline selected text
Ctrl+VPaste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl+WOpen the Resize and Skew dialog
Ctrl+XCut a selection
Ctrl+YRedo a change
Ctrl+ZUndo 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 UpZoom in
Ctrl+Page DownZoom out
Alt+F4Close a picture and its Paint window
Right arrowMove the selection or active shape right by one pixel
Left arrowMove the selection or active shape left by one pixel
Down arrowMove the selection or active shape down by one pixel
Up arrowMove the selection or active shape up by one pixel
Shift+F10Show the context menu

Photos keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
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 slideshow)Show the next or previous item
Arrow keys (on a zoomed photo)Move within the photo
Ctrl+plus or minus (+ or -)Zoom in or out when viewing a photo
Ctrl+0Reset zoom on a photo
EscReturn to previous screen
Ctrl+SSave
Ctrl+PPrint
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+/ (editing)View original
Shift+arrow keysResize crop or selective focus area
Ctrl+arrow keysMove crop or selective focus area  
F5 (viewing an item)Start a slide show
Alt+EnterView file info
Ctrl+LSet as lock screen
Ctrl+N (in Albums view) Create a new album
Ctrl+R (in Albums view) Remove album
Ctrl+D Add selected items to album
Ctrl+U Remove selected items from album

WordPad keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
F3Search for the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box 
F12Save the document as a new file
Ctrl+1Set single line spacing
Ctrl+2Set double line spacing
Ctrl+5Set line spacing to 1.5
Ctrl+ASelect all
Ctrl+BMake selected text bold 
Ctrl+CCopy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl+DInsert a Microsoft Paint drawing
Ctrl+EAlign text center
Ctrl+FSearch for text in a document
Ctrl+HReplace text in a document
Ctrl+IItalicize selected text
Ctrl+JJustify text
Ctrl+LAlign text left
Ctrl+NCreate a new document
Ctrl+OOpen an existing document
Ctrl+PPrint a document
Ctrl+RAlign text right
Ctrl+SSave changes to a document
Ctrl+UUnderline selected text
Ctrl+VPaste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl+XCut a selection
Ctrl+YRedo a change
Ctrl+ZUndo 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+AChange characters to all capitals
Ctrl+Shift+LChange the bullet style
Ctrl+Left arrowMove the cursor one word to the left
Ctrl+Right arrowMove the cursor one word to the right
Ctrl+Up arrowMove the cursor to the previous line
Ctrl+Down arrowMove the cursor to the next line
Ctrl+HomeMove to the beginning of the document
Ctrl+EndMove to the end of the document
Ctrl+Page UpMove up one page
Ctrl+Page DownMove down one page
Ctrl+DeleteDelete the next word
Alt+F4Close WordPad
Shift+F10Show the context menu

Magnifier keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut KeysAction
Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)Zoom in or out
Ctrl+Alt+SpacebarPreview the desktop in full-screen mode
Ctrl+Alt+DSwitch to docked mode
Ctrl+Alt+FSwitch to full-screen mode
Ctrl+Alt+IInvert colors
Ctrl+Alt+LSwitch to lens mode
Ctrl+Alt+RResize the lens
Ctrl+Alt+arrow keysPan in the direction of the arrow keys
Windows logo key+EscExit Magnifier

Additional accessibility keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Keys Action
Right Shift for eight secondsTurn Filter Keys on and off
Left Alt+left Shift+Print ScreenTurn High Contrast on or off
Left Alt+left Shift+Num LockTurn Mouse Keys on or off
Shift five timesTurn Sticky Keys on or off
Num Lock for five secondsTurn Toggle Keys on or off
Windows logo key+UOpen the Ease of Access Center

Microsoft Surface Hub keyboard shortcuts

 Shortcut Keys Action
Windows logo key Open or close Start
Windows logo key+A Open quick actions
Windows logo key+F Enter or exit full screen for the app you’re using
Windows logo key+N Open notifications
Windows logo key+S Open Cortana or search
Windows logo key+T Open the clock
 Windows logo key+WSend to whiteboard
 Windows logo key+X Swap sidebars
 Windows logo key+1 Open or close the call pane in the sidebar
 Windows logo key+2 Open or close the people pane in the sidebar
 Windows logo key+3 Open or close the message pane in the sidebar
 Windows logo key+4 Open or close the content pane in the sidebar
 Windows logo key+F6 Move keyboard focus between the sidebars, top bar, and bottom bar
 Windows logo key+Shift+F6 Move keyboard focus between the sidebars, top bar, and bottom bar in the opposite direction
 Windows logo key+Tab Go to Task view
 Windows logo key+Backspace Go back
 Windows logo key+Spacebar Switch input language or keyboard
 Windows logo key+Enter Open Narrator
 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+Esc End your session

Keyboard shortcuts in Continuum for phones

Shortcut Keys Action
Windows logo key  Open or close Start
Windows logo key+A Open Action center
Windows logo key‌+C Open Cortana in listening mode
Windows logo key+E Open File Explorer
Windows logo key+I Open Settings
Windows logo key+K Open the Connect quick action
Windows logo key+L Lock your device or switch accounts
Windows logo key+O Lock device orientation
Windows logo key+P Open display settings
Windows logo key+S Open search 
Windows logo key+U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key+Tab Open Task view
Windows logo key+Backspace Go back 
Windows logo key+Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key+Print Screen Take a screenshot
Alt+Tab  Switch between open apps