Did you know that Windows 10 has MANY keyboard shortcuts?

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Which ones do you use day to day?

The Windows key first appeared in 1994; in Windows 95, it performed basic tasks like opening the start menu and minimising open windows. XP saw the addition of the classic favourite shortcut, locking your desktop, and since then, shortcuts continue to be useful in many ways, especially as around 90% of PCs nowadays run some version of Windows.

Here are some keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 that you might not have seen or used before:

Keyboard shortcut and Function:

⊞ Win + C – Open Cortana for voice input

⊞ Win + S – Open Search

⊞ Win + I – Open Settings

⊞ Win + A – Open Action Center

⊞ Win + X – Open Quick Link menu

⊞ Win + Left arrow – Snap active window to the left

⊞ Win + Right arrow – Snap active window to the right

⊞ Win + Up arrow – Maximize the current window

⊞ Win + Down arrow – Minimize or remove current window

⊞ Win + Ctrl + D – Create a new virtual desktop

⊞ Win + Ctrl + Left arrow – Cycle virtual desktops to the left

⊞ Win + Ctrl + Right arrow – Cycle virtual desktops to the right

⊞ Win + Ctrl + F4 – Close current desktop

⊞ Win + TAB – Access all desktops and apps in Task View

⊞ Win + PrtSc – Take a screenshot and save it to Screenshots folder

⊞ Win + G – Open Game bar

⊞ Win + Alt + G – Record the last 30 seconds

⊞ Win + Alt + R Manually start and stop recording

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