Windows 10 operating system was built with numerous keyboard shortcut keys including new shortcuts for the command Prompt for those who preferred physical board as windows 10 is designed with touchscreens.
Here is to present useful keyboard shortcuts for using windows 10.

The Basic shortcut keys

Ctrl + A: it is used to select all items in a window

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: it is used to paste selected item like pictures, texts etc.

Ctrl + V or shift + Insert: it is used to paste selected item.

Ctrl + X: it is used to cut selected item.

Ctrl + Z: it is used to undo the previous action

Ctrl + Y: for redo any action

Ctrl + N: when file explorer be your recent window and you open a new File explorer window with the same folder path as the current window.

Windows key + F1: open ‘how to get help in windows 10’ search in the default browser.

Alt + F4: it is used to close the current window

Alt + tab: it is used to change between open app and windows.

Shift + Delete: it will delete the selected item permanently


Shortcut keys for Start Menu and taskbar

Windows key or Ctrl + Esc: it helps to open start menu

Windows key + X: it helps to open the secret start menu.

Windows key + T: it helps to cycle through apps (including pinned apps) on taskbar

Windows key + [Number]: it helps to open the window which is pinned in number position on the taskbar.

Windows key + 1, Edge will open. If the app is already open, new example or window will open.

Windows key + Alt + [number]: it opens the right click menu for the app pinned in the [number] position of the taskbar.

Windows Key + D: it will show or hide desktop (Windows key +, it will show the desktop briefly).


Shortcut keys for The desktop: Windows, Snap Assist, and virtual desktops
These shortcut keys show how individual windows act on your desktop, including virtual desktops.

Windows key + M: It will minimize all open windows.

Windows key + shift + M: it will restore minimized windows

Windows key + Home: it will minimize all windows except the selected or currently active window

Windows key + Up arrow: it will maximize the selected window.

Windows key + Shift + Up Arrow: it is used to maximizes the active window vertically while maintaining its width.

Windows key + Down arrow: it will minimize the selected window.

Windows key + Left arrow or right arrow: the picture selected window to the left or right half of the screen. (If the windows is already there, Windows key + Up or Down will snap it into a quadrant).

Windows key + Tab: it opens the task view

Windows key + Ctrl + D: it will Add new virtual desktop.

Windows key + Ctrl + Right Arrow: it will move to the next virtual desktop (to the right)

Windows key + Ctrl + Left Arrow: it will move to the previous virtual desktop (to the left)

Windows key + Ctrl + F4: it will close the present virtual desktop.


The Windows shortcut key:

These keyboard shortcut keys use the Windows Logo in order to perform different tasks, such as launching both windows and third- party apps.


Windows key + A: it will open the Action Center.

Windows key + S: it helps to open Cortana in text mode, so you can type in the search bar.
(Windows key + Q  it performs the same thing.)

Windows key + C: it will open Cortana in listening mode.
Windows key + E: it will open File Explorer.

Windows key + F: it will open the Windows 10 Feedback Hub.

Windows key + Ctrl + F: it will Search for PCs on a network.

Windows key + G: it will open the Game bar.

Windows key + H: it will open the Share sidebar.

Windows key + I: it will open the Settings menu.

Windows key + K: it will open the Connect sidebar (for connecting to new Bluetooth devices).

Windows key + L: it will lock your computer.

Windows key + O: it is lock screen orientation.

Windows key + P: it will open presentation or projection sidebar.

Windows key + R: it will open the Run window.

Windows key + U: it will open ease of access center.

Windows key + W: open the windows link word space for scribbling on tablets or touchscreen laptops.

Windows key + Print Screen: help you to take a screenshot of the entire desktop and save it to the screenshots folder in the Pictures folder.

Windows key + (+) or (-):  it will zoom in and out with magnifier.

Windows key + Esc: it will exit magnifier.

shortcut keys for Command Prompt

Shortcut keys for windows command Prompt.

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: it will copy selected text to the clipboard.

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert: paste copied text inside the Command Prompt.

Ctrl + A: Select all text on current line. (If current line has no text, all text inside the Command Prompt will be selected.)

Ctrl + Up or Down: Move screen one line up or down.

Ctrl + F: Search Command Prompt via Find window.

Ctrl + M: Enter Mark mode (allows you to select text with the mouse). Once Mark mode is enabled, you can use the arrow keys to move the cursor around.

Shift + Up or Down: Move cursor up or down one line and select text.

Shift + Left or Right: Move cursor left or right one character and select text.

Ctrl + Shift + Left or Right: Move cursor left or right one word and select text.

Shift + Page Up or Page Down: Move cursor up or down one screen and select text.

Shift + Home or End: Move cursor to begin or end of the current line and select text.

Ctrl + Shift + Home/End: Move cursor to begin or end of screen buffer and select text and beginning or end of Command Prompt’s output.