Keyboard shortcuts on Windows¶
General keyboard shortcuts¶
F2: Rename the selected item.
F3: Search for a file or folder in File Explorer.
F4: Display the address bar list in File Explorer.
Ctrl + R: Refresh the active window.
F6: Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop.
F10: Activate the Menu bar in the active app.
Alt + Space: Open the shortcut menu for the active window.
Alt + F4: Close the active item, or exit the active app.
Alt + F8: Show your password on the sign-in screen.
Alt + Tab: Switch between windows.
Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps.
Ctrl + Escapeor
Win: Show the start menu.
Ctrl + Shift: Open Task Manager.
Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available.
Ctrl + Space: Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off.
Ctrl + A: Select all items in a document or window.
Ctrl + Cor
Ctrl + Insert: Copy the selected item.
Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item.
Ctrl + Vor
Shift + Insert: Paste the selected item.
Ctrl + Y: Redo an action.
Ctrl + Z: Undo an action.
Shift + F10: Bring up the context menu for the selected item
Shortcuts using Windows logo key¶
Win + Tab: Open Task View Bring up the overview mode of all windows.
Win + Space: Switch input language and keyboard layout.
Win + Ctrl + Space: Change to a previously selected input.
Win + Ctrl + Enter: Turn on Narrator.
Win + A: Open Action center.
Win + B: Set focus in the notification area.
Win + D: Show/hide the desktop.
Win + Shift + D: Show/hide the date and time on the desktop.
Win + E: Open file explorer.
Win + I: Open settings.
Win + L: Lock the PC or switch accounts.
Win + M: Minimize all windows.
Win + Shift + M: Restore minimized windows on the desktop.
Win + O: Lock device orientation.
Win + P: Choose a presentation display mode.
Win + R: Bring up the “Run” dialog box. Will allow you to type in the internal executable name to run it.
Win + S: Open search.
Win + Shift + S: Perform a partial screenshot. Allow you to select what you want screenshotted.
Win + T: Cycle through apps on the taskbar.
Win + V: Open the Windows clipboard manager (this shortcut is enabled in Start > Settings > System > Clipboard > Clipboard history).
Win + X: Open the Quick Link menu. Bring up a list of actions, including “Start PowerShell as Admin”.
Win + Z: Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode.
Win + .or
Win + ;: Bring up the emoji picker. After pressing, start typing to search.
Win + ,: Temporarily peek at the desktop.
Win + Plus: Open Magnifier.
Win + /: Begin Chinese input method editor (IME) reconversion.
Virtual desktops commands¶
Win + Ctrl + D: Add a new virtual desktop
Win + Ctrl + Left Arrow,
Win + Ctrl + Right Arrow: Move between virtual desktops
Win + Ctrl + F4: Close current virtual desktop