Tip of the Week - Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

By ILTA Tips posted 01-18-2016 11:22


Windows Key - keyboard shortcuts

Press this key

To do this

Windows logo key + ,

temporarily hide apps to briefly show the desktop

Windows logo key + A

Open Action center

Windows logo key+ Ctrl + D

Add a virtual desktop

Windows logo key + D

minimize apps to go straight to the desktop


restore all minimized windows to full-size (useful after a Win + D)

Windows logo key + E

launch File Explorer (aka Windows Explorer).

Windows logo key + Home

minimize all windows except the one you’re actively using

Windows logo key + I

open up the Windows 10 settings pane

Windows logo key + K

Connect to wireless displays and audio devices

Windows logo key + L

lock your PC and go to the lock screen

Windows logo key + P

Project a screen

Windows logo key‌ + Tab

Open Task view

Windows logo key‌ + X

open the Start button context menu

Windows logo key‌
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Open programs that are pinned on the taskbar, the first app is number one, etc. …..


Press this key

To do this


Search for a file or folder in File Explorer


Display the address bar list in File Explorer


Refresh the active window


Activate the Menu bar in the active app


Close the active item, or exit the active app