Become a Windows 10 Power User with Keyboard Shortcuts

2 years ago
Eric Vanderburg

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