Become a Windows 10 Power User with Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts, as the name implies, are key combinations that you can press on your keyboard to perform semi-complex actions.  These shortcuts can save you many clicks and a lot of time.  Windows 10 utilizes many of the shortcuts that were present in previous operating systems such as Ctrl + C to copy, Windows Key + M to minimize all windows, Alt + Tab to toggle between open windows, Windows Key + L to lock the screen, and Ctrl + A to select all.  Here are some of the new shortcuts you might want to learn to be a Windows 10 power user.

Windows key + A: Launch the Action Center (System and Application notifications)
Windows key + C: Issue voice commands to Cortana (Similar to Siri on IOS)
Windows key + I: Launch settings
Windows key + S: Search using Cortana
Windows key + Tab: Open Task View
Windows Key + Left: Align the current application border with the left side of the screen
Windows Key + Right: Align the current application border with the right side of the screen
Windows Key + Up: Align the current application border with the top of the screen
Windows Key + Down: Align the current application border with the bottom of the screen



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Eric Vanderburg

Eric Vanderburg is an author, thought leader, and consultant. He serves as the Vice President of Cybersecurity at TCDI and Vice Chairman of the board at TechMin. He is best known for his insight on cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, and storage. Eric is a continual learner who has earned over 40 technology and security certifications. He has a strong desire to share technology insights with the community. Eric is the author of several books and he frequently writes articles for magazines, journals, and other publications.

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