Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows - text

Here are many useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Try F3 to search for keywords. For the keyboard shortcuts page with images, please go here. If you need to type special characters like £$¥¢©®½, then please see the Character Map page.

General Windows keyboard shortcuts


F1 - Help
Windows + L - Lock the computer
F2 - Rename object
F3 - Find / Search
F5 - Refresh window
Alt + Tab - Switch between open items
Alt + F4 - Close program / window
Windows - Open Start menu
Ctrl + Esc - Open Start menu
F11 - Full Screen
Ctrl + Shift + Esc - Windows Task Manager
Shift + Del - Delete selection immediately
Alt + Left Arrow - Back a page
Alt + Right Arrow - Forward a page

Windows program keyboard shortcuts


Ctrl + C - Copy
Ctrl + X - Cut
Ctrl + V - Paste
Ctrl + Z - Undo
Ctrl + Y - Redo
Ctrl + A - Select All
Ctrl + B - Bold
Ctrl + I - Italic
Ctrl + U - Underline
Ctrl + P - Print
Ctrl + Right Arrow - Next word
Ctrl + Left Arrow - Previous word
Ctrl + Down Arrow - Next paragraph
Ctrl + Up Arrow - Previous paragraph
Esc - Cancel current task

Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts


Windows - Open Start menu
Windows + A - Open Action Center
Windows + U - Open Ease of Access Center
Windows + F1 - How to Get Help
Windows + B - Focus in Notification Area
Windows + I - Settings
Windows + Shift + C - Cortana (Talk to her)
Windows + S - Search (including Cortana)
Windows + D - Show Desktop
Windows + T - Cycle through Taskbar Apps
Windows + E - Open File Explorer
Ctrl + F1 - Expand File Explorer ribbon
Windows + H - Open Share charm
Windows + Ctrl + D - New Virtual Desktop
Windows + Ctrl + F4 - Close Virtual Desktop
Windows + Ctrl + Left Arrow - Switch Virtual Desktop (left)
Windows + Ctrl + Right Arrow - Switch Virtual Desktop (right)
Windows + PrtScn - Save Screenshot
Alt + PrtScn - Save Screenshot of window
Windows + Enter - Open Narrator
Ctrl + Mouse wheel - Zoom in/out on the fly
Windows + +/- - Zoom in or Zoom out
Windows + X - Start Button Context Menu
Windows + X, then P - Open Control Panel
Windows + Left Arrow - Snap Window to left
Windows + Right Arrow - Snap Window to right
Windows + Up Arrow - Maximize Window (or move side window up)
Windows + Down Arrow - Restore Down Window (or move side window down - then Minimize)

Windows 8.1 keyboard shortcuts


Windows - Open Start screen
Windows + C - Access Charms bar
Windows + I - Access Settings charm
Windows + Q - Search
Windows + . followed by Left Arrow -
Screen split to left
Windows + . followed by Right Arrow -
Screen split to Right
Windows + PrtScn - Save Screenshot
Windows + Enter - Open Narrator
Windows + Left Arrow - Dock window left
Windows + Right Arrow - Dock window right
Windows + Up Arrow - Maximize window
Windows + Down Arrow - Minimize window
Windows + Shift + Up Arrow -
Maximize window vertical size
Windows + Shift + Down Arrow -
Minimize window vertical size
Windows + Home - Minimize Non-active
Windows + D - Show desktop
Windows + E - Show computer drives
Windows + T - Cycle through Taskbar Apps
Windows + B - Focus System tray items
Alt + Tab - Switch between open items
Windows + +/- - Zoom in or Zoom out

Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts


Windows + Left Arrow - Dock window left
Windows + Right Arrow - Dock window right
Windows + Up Arrow - Maximize window
Windows + Down Arrow - Minimize window
Windows + Shift + Up Arrow - Maximize window vertical size
Windows + Shift + Down Arrow - Minimize window vertical size
Windows + Home - Minimize Non-active
Windows + Space - Preview desktop
Windows + D - Show desktop
Windows + E - Show computer drives
Windows + T - Scroll Taskbar items
Windows + B - Focus System tray items
Alt + Tab - Switch between open items
Windows + Tab - Cycle Aero Flip 3-D
Windows + +/- - Zoom in or Zoom out


(If you have a Mac computer, some of the keyboard shortcuts on this page work by pressing the Cmd key for Mac instead of the Ctrl key for Windows.)



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