How to use Windows shortcuts and save your time

How to use Windows shortcuts and save your time

Do you use keyboard shortcuts? If not, you should start using them because they can save one heck of your time.

There is a lot of keyboard shortcuts for windows 10. All of them you can find on Microsoft support. Today we will show you some of them we found most usefull.


Most common

Ctrl + X – cut the selected item

Ctrl + C – copy the selected item

Ctrl + V – Paste the selected item

CTRL + Z – undo an action

ALT + Tab – switch between open apps


Alt + F4 – Close the active item or exit the active app

 + L – Lock your PC

Ctrl + A – Select all items in a document or window

This was most common and most useful combinatation. Every computer user must from time to time copy some text and paste it in different document of position. I hope everybody knows it 🙂

Now, let me show you some of the not well-known shortcuts which can save a lot of time for you.

 + Shift + C – Open Cortana in listening mode

 + D – Display and hide the desktop

 + E – Open file explorer

Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Open Task manager

 + P – choose presentation display mode – very usefull when you want to project your screen with data projector

 + Shift + Left – Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another, very useful if you are using more monitors.



Funny and tricky shortcuts

Virtual desktop

 + Ctrl + D – Add a virtual desktop (Dont use it until you will command line bellow :-))

 + Ctrl + Right Arrow (or Left Arrow) – Switch between virtual desktops

 + Ctrl + F4 – Close the virtual desktop you’re using

Screen turning

Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys – Pan in the direction of the arrow – do it to your coleague, very funny 🙂

High contrast

Left Alt + left Shift + Print Screen – Turn high contrast on or off


Do you know any other funny and usefull keyboard shortcuts not mentioned here?


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