10 new keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

Snap window to the left side of the screen: Windows key + Left

Snap window to the right side of the screen: Windows key + Right

Snap window to a quadrant: After snapping the window left or right, Windows key + Up or Down

Maximize window: Without snapping window left or right, Windows key + Up

Minimize window: Without snapping window left or right, Windows key + Down

Task view (view all virtual desktops): Windows key + Tab

Create new virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + D

Close current virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + F4

Move to next virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + Right

Go back to previous virtual desktop: Windows key + Ctrl + Left

Explorer keyboard shortcuts

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Fun with Function keys in Explorer:

If you have a Microsoft Natural Keyboard (or any other keyboard with a Windows key), you have access to all kinds of shortcuts. Hold down the Windows key with the following:

Windows System Key Combinations

Windows Program Key Combinations

Mouse Click/Keyboard Modifier Combinations for Shell Objects

General Keyboard-Only Commands

Shell Objects and General Folder/Windows Explorer Shortcuts

For a selected object:

To Copy a File

Press and hold down the CTRL key while you drag the file to another folder.

To Create a Shortcut

Press and hold down CTRL + SHIFT while you drag a file to the desktop or a folder.

General Folder / Shortcut Control

Windows Explorer Tree Control

Properties Control

Accessibility Shortcuts

Microsoft Natural Keyboard Keys

Microsoft Natural Keyboard with IntelliType Software Installed

Dialog Box Keyboard Commands

You can program the function keys (the F keys at the top of your keyboard). You can also program a combination of CTRL + ALT + "Shortcut Key" to launch applications for you.

To do this, follow these directions.

  1. Find the icon of the program you'd like to create a shortcut key for and right-click on the icon.
  2. Choose Properties from the menu and make sure you're in the Shortcut tab.
  3. Place your cursor in the Shortcut key field, pick a Function Key or a letter you would like to assign a shortcut with, and press it.
  4. Hit apply in the bottom-right corner.
  5. To open the program, press CTRL + ALT + "Shortcut Key" or the Function Key you assigned to it.

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