A keyboard shortcut is the combination of keys programmed together to invoke a particular computer-program function. Computer shortcuts are always fun, aren’t they? They stimulate a weird but good feeling of exhilaration upon execution, like those moments when you apply a cheat on computer games. A bit of an exaggeration, maybe; nonetheless, keyboard shortcuts are amusing and always multiply your productivity. We hope you are really excited as we present you with the best keyboard shortcuts (for windows 10). Let us begin:
The Elementary Shortcuts
These keyboard shortcuts are statistically the most common ones. If you use a computer, you should know at least all of them.
|Ctrl + A → Highlight/select all contents of the current folder|
|Ctrl + C → Copy selected content to the clipboard|
|Ctrl + X → Cut selected content to the clipboard|
|Ctrl + V → Paste selected content|
|Ctrl + Z → Undo last action|
|Ctrl + Y → Redo last undone action (does not work if Ctrl + Z has not been used)|
|Ctrl + D → Delete selected content|
Desktop & Navigation Shortcuts
Desktop and navigation shortcuts are aimed to increase your efficiency while opening, closing and navigating through various windows and desktop modes on your computer.
|Alt + F4 → Close/shut-down running window|
|Win + D → Show/hide desktop (cascade windows)|
|Win + Ctrl + D → Add open a virtual desktop|
|Alt + Tab → Switch apps|
|Win + Tab → Open task-view mode|
|Win + Left Arrow → Snap window to the left (split vertically)|
|Win + Up Arrow → Resize window|
|Win + L → Lock desktop|
|Win + I → Open settings|
Have you ever wondered how easy would it be if we had a shortcut to create a new folder, or to rename a file?
|Ctrl + Shift + N → Create a new folder|
|Ctrl + Shift + Click → Open app as an administrator|
|Alt + Double-click → Open file properties|
|F2 → Rename selected content|
|F5 → Refresh current window|
|Win + E → Open File Explorer|
Behold! because there are more. These are some other groovy shortcuts that would positively augment your computing output. Miscellaneous does not mean they are redundant, do they?
|Win + PrtScn → Take a screenshot of current desktop|
|Windows key + Shift + S → Take a partial-screenshot (screen-clipping)|
|Ctrl + Shift + Esc → Open Task Manager|
|Ctrl + N → Open new-window for the current app|
|Win + S → Open windows search menu|
|Win + R → Open windows run context|
|Win + V → Open clipboard bin|
|Win + Number (0-9) → Switch between taskbar apps according to position (0-)|
|Windows key + Period (.) or semicolon (;) → Open emoji panel|
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