The most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 | Digital Trends Spanish


You already know some keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10; at least two. Don’t you believe us? So go copy and paste some text. We will wait for you.

Already? Did you press Control C and later Control V? That, precisely, are the shortcuts: a quick way to execute an action with just pressing two or three keys, and there are many that can be useful. How many do you know? These are the best keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10.

Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10

Windows 10 brought with it a host of keyboard shortcuts to navigate and use the interface and functions of this operating system more effectively. Here are some of the new keyboard features available to Windows 10 users. Don’t forget to press the Windows key before the required letter or key. It’s the one to the left of your space bar and it looks like this:

Don’t feel bad if you have to go back to this table every time you need to. Over time you will learn them all.

Shortcut Function
Windows key + Q Open Cortana for voice inputs
Windows key + S Open Cortana for text input
Windows key + I Open Windows settings
Windows key + A Open Windows 10 Action Center
Windows key + X Open Quick Access menu
Windows key + Left Dock active window to the left
Windows key + Right Dock active window to the right
Windows key + Up Pin active window to top of screen
Windows key + Abaio Pin active window to bottom of screen
Windows key + Ctrl + D Create a new virtual desktop
Windows key + Ctrl + Left Pass desks to the left
Windows key + Ctrl + Right Pass desks to the right
Windows key + Ctrl + F4 Close current desktop
Windows key + TAB Access all desktops and applications with the Task Viewer
Windows key + PrtSc Take a screenshot and save it in the Screenshots folder
Windows key + G Open Game DVR to record
Windows key + Alt + G Start recording screen activity
Windows key + Alt + R Stop recording

Command prompt shortcuts

The new version of Symbol of the system Windows 10 also has new shortcuts that will make it easier to use.

Shortcut Function
Shift + Left Highlight text to the left of the cursor
Shift + Right Highlight text to the right of the cursor
Ctrl + C Copy selected text to clipboard
Ctrl + V Paste selected text
Ctrl + A Select all text

General Windows 10 shortcuts

Many classic shortcuts are back with Windows 10. These are some of the most basic, general, and sought after in everyday Windows use.

Shortcut Function
Windows key Show or hide the start menu
Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager
Windows key + M Minimize all windows
Windows key + Shift + M Restore minimized windows to desktop
Windows key + R Open the Run command
Windows key + F1 Get help
Windows key + Up Maximize window
Windows key + Down Minimize the window
Windows key + more (“+”) or less (“-“) Zoom in or out with the Magnifying Glass
Windows key + L Lock your PC or switch accounts
Alt + F4 Close or exit the active application
Alt + Enter Show properties of selected object
Alt + Spacebar Open shortcut menu of active window
Control + X Cut selected object
Control + V Paste the selected object
Control + Y Repeat an action
Control + Z Undo an action
F1 Show Help
F2 Rename an object
F3 Find a file or folder
F4 Show File Explorer address bar
F5 Reload the active window
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active application
Windows key + D Show and hide the desktop

If all these shortcuts have you thinking that it’s time to get a new keyboard for your PC, we have some ideas for you. Take a look at the best wireless keyboards, or if you’re worried about your wrists, you’ll find ergonomic keyboards on this list. And if you can’t find the shortcuts you want to see, there are tools to create your own Windows shortcuts.

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