The Ultimate List of A-Z Shortcuts for Windows

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Quickly navigate through your files using keyboard shortcuts – Discover the best keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 to speed up your work!

List of Windows Key Shortcuts

  • Windows+A: Open Quick Settings
  • Windows+B: Focus on the first icon in the Taskbar system tray
  • Windows+C: Open Teams Chat
  • Windows+D: Display (and hide) the desktop
  • Windows+E: Open File Explorer
  • Windows+F: Open Feedback Hub
  • Windows+G: Open Xbox Game Bar
  • Windows+H: Open voice typing (speech dictation)
  • Windows+i: Open Windows Settings
  • Windows+J: Set focus to a Windows tip (if on screen)
  • Windows+K: Open Cast in Quick Settings (for Miracast)
  • Windows+L: Lock your PC
  • Windows+M: Minimize all open windows
  • Windows+N: Open notification center and calendar
  • Windows+O: Lock screen rotation (orientation)
  • Windows+P: Open Project menu (for switching display modes)
  • Windows+Q: Open Search menu
  • Windows+R: Open the Run dialog (for running commands)
  • Windows+S: Open Search menu (yep, there’s currently two of them)
  • Windows+T: Cycle through and focus on taskbar application icons
  • Windows+U: Open accessibility settings in the Settings app
  • Windows+V: Open clipboard history (if enabled)
  • Windows+W: Open (or close) the Widgets menu
  • Windows+X: Open the power user menu (like right-clicking Start button)
  • Windows+Y: Switch input between Windows Mixed Reality and desktop
  • Windows+Z: Open Snap layouts (if a window is open)

List of Control Key Shortcuts

Ctrl+A These two keys will select all text or other objects.
Ctrl+B Bold highlighted text.
Ctrl+C Copy any selected text or another object.
Ctrl+D Bookmark an open web page or open font window in Microsoft Word.
Ctrl+E Center text.
Ctrl+F Open find window.
Ctrl+G Open Find in a browser and word processors.
Ctrl+H Open the Find and Replace in Notepad, Microsoft Word, and WordPad
Ctrl+I Italicize text.
Ctrl+J View downloads in browsers and set justify alignment in Microsoft Word.
Ctrl+K Create a hyperlink for the highlighted text in Microsoft Word and many HTML editors.
Ctrl+L Select address bar in a browser or left align text in a word processor.
Ctrl+M Indent selected text in word processors and other programs.
Ctrl+N Create a new page or document.
Ctrl+O Open a file in most programs.
Ctrl+P Open a print window to print the page you’re viewing.
Ctrl+R Reload page in browser or right align text in a word processor.
Ctrl+S Save the document or file.
Ctrl+T Create a new tab in an Internet browser or adjust tabs in word processors.
Ctrl+U Underline selected text.
Ctrl+V Paste any text or another object that has been copied.
Ctrl+W Close open tab in a browser or close a document in Word.
Ctrl+X Cut selected text or another object.
Ctrl+Y These keys will redo any undo action.
Ctrl+End Moves cursor to the end of a document instead of end of the line.
Ctrl+Z Pressing these two keys will undo any action.
Ctrl+Esc Open the Windows Start Menu.
Ctrl+Tab Switch between open tabs in browsers or other tabbed programs.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab will go backwards (right to left)

Ctrl+⇧ Shift+Z Redo
[Ctrl+[] Decrease font size
Ctrl+] Increase font size
Ctrl+= Toggle font subscript
Ctrl+⇧ Shift+= Toggle font superscript
Ctrl+End Bottom(end of document or window)
Ctrl+Home Top (start of document or window)
Ctrl+Insert Copy
Ctrl+PgDn Next tab
Ctrl+PgUp Previous tab
Ctrl+Tab ↹ Next window or tab
Ctrl+⇧ Shift+Tab ↹ Previous window or tab
Ctrl+← Previous word
Ctrl+→ Next word
Ctrl+Delete Delete next word
Ctrl+←Backspace Delete previous word
Ctrl+Alt+←Backspace Restart X11
Ctrl+Alt+↑ Rotate screen right-side up
Ctrl+Alt+↓ Rotate screen upside down
Ctrl+Alt+← Rotate screen left
Ctrl+Alt+→ Rotate screen right
Ctrl+⇧ Shift+Esc Open task manager
Ctrl+Alt+Del Reboot; Open task manager or session options

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