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  • Cortana Shortcuts
    Windows + Q: Opens Cortana’s Home View, enables search by speech or keyboard input.

    Windows + C: Opens Cortana’s speech prompt

    New in Windows 10
    Windows Key + A: Opens Windows 10 notifications

    Windows Key + I: Opens Windows 10 settings

    Windows Key + Ctrl + D: Creates new virtual desktop

    Windows Key + Ctrl + F4: Closes current virtual desktop

    Windows Key + Ctrl + Left or Right: Switches between virtual desktops

    Windows Key + F1: Opens Edge and Searches “How do I get help in Windows 10” with Bing (formerly opens Help)

    Windows Key + Print Screen Key: Creates a screenshot of the whole screen in the Photos app. More screenshot key commands can be found here.

    Windows Standards
    Windows Key: Shows the Windows 10 Start Menu

    Windows Key + L: Locks your Windows 10 device

    Windows Key + Tab: Launches Windows 10 Task View

    Windows Key + Enter: Opens Narrator, a program that reads text for you and shows you tips.

    Desktop Commands
    Windows Key + X: Opens Start button context menu

    Windows Key + Left, Right, Up or Down: Moves the active window around on your screen. Left and Right snap the window to either side so it takes up half of the screen, Up and Down shrink the window to a quarter-size and move it to that corner. Once you have used Windows Key + Up to place it in the top corner, pressing that command again makes the window take up your whole screen. If you have hit Windows Key + Down to place a window in the bottom corner, hitting that command again minimizes the window.

    Windows Key + D: Show Windows desktop (also available with Windows Key + M)

    Windows Key + ,: Temporarily show desktop

    Connecting and Sharing
    Windows Key + H: Share content (if supported by current app)

    Windows Key + K: Connect to wireless displays and audio devices

    Windows Key + E: Open Windows Explorer

    Traditional Keyboard Shortcuts
    Windows Key + Space: Switch keyboard input language (if you have added at least a second one)

    Windows Key + Shift + Left or Right: Move current Window from one monitor to another (when using a multiple monitor setup)

    Windows Key + 1, 2, 3 and so on: Open programs that are pinned to task bar

    Windows Key + R: Run a command

    Windows Key + P: Project a screen

    Alt + Tab: Switch to previous window

    Windows Key + T = Cycle through screenshots of open apps

    Alt + F4: Close current window, but if you perform this combination when viewing the desktop, you open Power dialogue to shut down or restart Windows, put your device in sleep mode, sign out or switch the current user.