However, there are dozens of such shortcuts that can aid Windows 10 users and improve the efficiency, especially when you have to work on said platform.
We've gathered some of the more important shortcuts here that have helped us be more productive but you might not be aware of. Without further ado.
Windows + A: Open/close Notification Center
Windows + I: Open Windows Settings
Windows + D: Reveal/unreveal desktop
Windows + X: Open context menu (right mouse button) of Start Menu
Windows + R: Open Run dialog
Windows + L: Lock device
Windows + P: Choose screen projection (for external displays)
Windows + Pause: Open System information
Windows + number: Open application from the task bar (number from the left)
Windows + arrow: Snap windows to left or right edge, or minimize/maximize it
Windows + Tab: Open Task View (includes all windows and desktops)
Windows + Ctrl + D: Create a new virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + F4: Close active virtual desktop
Windows + Ctrl + arrow: Switch between virtual desktops
Windows + Print Screen: Take a screenshot and save it to Pictures/screenshots folder
Windows + Space bar: Change keyboard input language
Futhermore you might want to use Start Menu as a application launcher. Pressing the Windows button and typing commands like "cmd" or "regedit" open up Command Prompt and Registry Editor respectively.
Also a lot of people use CTRL+ALT+DELETE combination to access Task Manager but instead of it you can open the Task Manager straight away with CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
These are our favorite keyboard shortcuts, but as mentioned there are lots more. The entire, exhaustive list can be found here. Let us know in the comments if there are any of your favorites that we didn't mention.
Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 7 Jan 2019 16:25