Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and effort as you use Windows and other apps.

Check the menus of apps for accelerator keys. Most of them provide accelerator keys to help make it easier to work with menus and other commands. If a letter of a word is underlined in a menu, it usually means you can press the Alt key and the underlined key together instead of clicking that menu item. With a touch keyboard, you can see some shortcuts when you press the Ctrl key.

Pressing the Alt key in some apps, such as Paint and WordPad, shows commands that are labeled with additional keys needed to create shortcuts.

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Keyboard shortcuts in Windows

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Top keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains common keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

To do this

Copy the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

To do this

Paste the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo an action

Press this key

Alt+Tab

To do this

Switch between open apps

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close the active item, or exit the active app

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+L
To do this

Lock your PC or switch accounts

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+D
To do this

Display and hide the desktop

New keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains new keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows.

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+A
To do this

Open Action center

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+S
To do this

Open search

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C
To do this

Open Cortana in listening mode

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn't available or is turned off, you can still use search.

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Tab
To do this

Open Task view

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+D
To do this

Add a virtual desktop

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Right arrow
To do this

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Left arrow
To do this

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+F4
To do this

Close the virtual desktop you’re using

General keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains general keyboard shortcuts in Windows.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F2

To do this

Rename the selected item

Press this key

F3

To do this

Search for a file or folder in File Explorer

Press this key

F4

To do this

Display the address bar list in File Explorer

Press this key

F5

To do this

Refresh the active window

Press this key

F6

To do this

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

Press this key

F10

To do this

Activate the Menu bar in the active app

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close the active item, or exit the active app

Press this key

Alt+Esc

To do this

Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

Press this key

Alt+underlined letter

To do this

Perform the command for that letter

Press this key

Alt+Enter

To do this

Display properties for the selected item

Press this key

Alt+Spacebar

To do this

Open the shortcut menu for the active window

Press this key

Alt+Left arrow

To do this

Go back

Press this key

Alt+Right arrow

To do this

Go forward

Press this key

Alt+Page Up

To do this

Move up one screen

Press this key

Alt+Page Down

To do this

Move down one screen

Press this key

Alt+Tab

To do this

Switch between open apps

Press this key

Ctrl+F4

To do this

Close the active document (in apps that are full-screen and allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select all items in a document or window

Press this key

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

To do this

Copy the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+D (or Delete)

To do this

Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin

Press this key

Ctrl+R (or F5)

To do this

Refresh the active window

Press this key

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

To do this

Paste the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo an action

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo an action

Press this key

Ctrl+Right arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

Press this key

Ctrl+Left arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word

Press this key

Ctrl+Down arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

Press this key

Ctrl+Up arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Tab

To do this

Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+arrow keys

To do this

When a group or tile is in focus in the Start menu, move it in the direction specified

Press this key

Ctrl+arrow key (to move to an item)+Spacebar

To do this

Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key

To do this

Select a block of text

Press this key

Ctrl+Esc

To do this

Open Start

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

To do this

Open Task Manager

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift

To do this

Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available

Press this key

Ctrl+Spacebar

To do this

Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off

Press this key

Shift+F10

To do this

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

Press this key

Shift with any arrow key

To do this

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

Press this key

Shift+Delete

To do this

Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

Press this key

Right arrow

To do this

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu

Press this key

Left arrow

To do this

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Stop or leave the current task

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that use the Windows logo key Windows logo key.
Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key
To do this

Open or close Start

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+A
To do this

Open Action center

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+B
To do this

Set focus in the notification area

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C
To do this

Open Cortana in listening mode

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn't available or is turned off, you can still use search.

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+D
To do this

Display and hide the desktop

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+E
To do this

Open File Explorer

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+G
To do this

Open Game bar when a game is open

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+H
To do this

Open the Share charm

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+I
To do this

Open Settings

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+K
To do this

Open the Connect quick action

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+L
To do this

Lock your PC or switch accounts

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+M
To do this

Minimize all windows

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+O
To do this

Lock device orientation

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+P
To do this

Choose a presentation display mode

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+R
To do this

Open the Run dialog box

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+S
To do this

Open search

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+T
To do this

Cycle through apps on the taskbar

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+U
To do this

Open Ease of Access Center

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+V
To do this

Cycle through notifications

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+V
To do this

Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+X
To do this

Open the Quick Link menu

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Z
To do this

Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+comma (,)
To do this

Temporarily peek at the desktop

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Pause
To do this

Display the System Properties dialog box

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+F
To do this

Search for PCs (if you're on a network)

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+M
To do this

Restore minimized windows on the desktop

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+number
To do this

Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+number
To do this

Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+number
To do this

Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+number
To do this

Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Shift+number
To do this

Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab
To do this

Open Task view

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Up arrow
To do this

Maximize the window

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Down arrow
To do this

Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Left arrow
To do this

Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Right arrow
To do this

Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Home
To do this

Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Up arrow
To do this

Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Down arrow
To do this

Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+Left arrow or Right arrow
To do this

Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Spacebar
To do this

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Spacebar
To do this

Change to a previously selected input

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Enter
To do this

Open Narrator

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+forward slash (/)
To do this

Initiate IME reconversion

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)
To do this

Zoom in or out using Magnifier

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc
To do this

Exit Magnifier

Command Prompt keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Command Prompt.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

To do this

Copy the selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

To do this

Paste the selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+M

To do this

Enter Mark mode

Press this key

Alt+selection key

To do this

Begin selection in block mode

Press this key

Arrow keys

To do this

Move the cursor in the direction specified

Press this key

Page up

To do this

Move the cursor by one page up

Press this key

Page down

To do this

Move the cursor by one page down

Press this key

Ctrl+Home (Mark mode)

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer

Press this key

Ctrl+End (Mark mode)

To do this

Move the cursor to the end of the buffer

Press this key

Ctrl+Up arrow

To do this

Move up one line in the output history

Press this key

Ctrl+Down arrow

To do this

Move down one line in the output history

Press this key

Ctrl+Home (History navigation)

To do this

If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the top of the buffer. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the left of the cursor in the command line.

Press this key

Ctrl+End (History navigation)

To do this

If the command line is empty, move the viewport to the command line. Otherwise, delete all the characters to the right of the cursor in the command line.

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that you can use in dialog boxes.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F4

To do this

Display the items in the active list

Press this key

Ctrl+Tab

To do this

Move forward through tabs

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

To do this

Move back through tabs

Press this key

Ctrl+number (number 1-9)

To do this

Move to nth tab

Press this key

Tab

To do this

Move forward through options

Press this key

Shift+Tab

To do this

Move back through options

Press this key

Alt+underlined letter

To do this

Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter

Press this key

Spacebar

To do this

Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box

Press this key

Backspace

To do this

Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box

Press this key

Arrow keys

To do this

Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

File Explorer keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Alt+D

To do this

Select the address bar

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Select the search box

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Select the search box

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Open a new window

Press this key

Ctrl+W

To do this

Close the current window

Press this key

Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel

To do this

Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+E

To do this

Display all folders above the selected folder

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+N

To do this

Create a new folder

Press this key

Num Lock+asterisk (*)

To do this

Display all subfolders under the selected folder

Press this key

Num Lock+plus (+)

To do this

Display the contents of the selected folder

Press this key

Num Lock+minus (-)

To do this

Collapse the selected folder

Press this key

Alt+P

To do this

Display the preview pane

Press this key

Alt+Enter

To do this

Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item

Press this key

Alt+Right arrow

To do this

View the next folder

Press this key

Alt+Up arrow

To do this

View the folder that the folder was in

Press this key

Alt+Left arrow

To do this

View the previous folder

Press this key

Backspace

To do this

View the previous folder

Press this key

Right arrow

To do this

Display the current selection (if it's collapsed), or select the first subfolder

Press this key

Left arrow

To do this

Collapse the current selection (if it's expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in

Press this key

End

To do this

Display the bottom of the active window

Press this key

Home

To do this

Display the top of the active window

Press this key

F11

To do this

Maximize or minimize the active window

Virtual desktops keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab
To do this

Open Task view

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+D
To do this

Add a virtual desktop

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Right arrow
To do this

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+Left arrow
To do this

Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Ctrl+F4
To do this

Close the virtual desktop you’re using

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with items on the desktop taskbar.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Shift+click a taskbar button

To do this

Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar button

To do this

Open an app as an administrator

Press this key

Shift+right-click a taskbar button

To do this

Show the window menu for the app

Press this key

Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button

To do this

Show the window menu for the group

Press this key

Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar button

To do this

Cycle through the windows of the group

Settings keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+I
To do this

Open settings

Press this key

Backspace

To do this

Go back to the settings home page

Press this key

Type on any page with search box

To do this

Search settings

Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that can help make your PC easier to use.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Right Shift for eight seconds

To do this

Turn Filter Keys on and off

Press this key

Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen

To do this

Turn High Contrast on or off

Press this key

Left Alt+left Shift+Num Lock

To do this

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Press this key

Shift five times

To do this

Turn Sticky Keys on or off

Press this key

Num Lock for five seconds

To do this

Turn Toggle Keys on or off

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+U
To do this

Open the Ease of Access Center

Magnifier keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Magnifier.

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)
To do this

Zoom in or out

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar

To do this

Preview the desktop in full-screen mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+D

To do this

Switch to docked mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+F

To do this

Switch to full-screen mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+I

To do this

Invert colors

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+L

To do this

Switch to lens mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+R

To do this

Resize the lens

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys

To do this

Pan in the direction of the arrow keys

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc
To do this

Exit Magnifier

Narrator keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Narrator.

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Enter
To do this

Start or exit Narrator

Press this key

Caps Lock+ESC

To do this

Exit Narrator

Press this key

Caps Lock+M

To do this

Start reading

Press this key

Ctrl

To do this

Stop reading

Press this key

Caps Lock+Spacebar

To do this

Do default action

Press this key

Caps Lock+Right arrow

To do this

Move to next item

Press this key

Caps Lock+Left arrow

To do this

Move to previous item

Press this key

Caps Lock+Up or Down arrow

To do this

Change view

Press this key

Caps Lock+F2

To do this

Show commands for current item

Press this key

Caps Lock+Enter

To do this

Change search mode

Press this key

Caps Lock+A

To do this

Change verbosity mode

Press this key

Caps Lock+Z

To do this

Lock Narrator key (Caps Lock) so you don't have to press it for every keyboard shortcut

Press this key

Caps Lock+X

To do this

Have Narrator ignore the next keyboard shortcut you use

Press this key

Caps Lock+F12

To do this

Turn keystroke reading off or on

Press this key

Caps Lock+V

To do this

Repeat phrase

Press this key

Caps Lock+Page Up or Page Down

To do this

Increase or decrease voice volume

Press this key

Caps Lock+plus (+) or minus (-)

To do this

Increase or decrease voice speed

Press this key

Caps Lock+D

To do this

Read item

Press this key

Caps Lock+F

To do this

Read advanced info about item

Press this key

Caps Lock+S

To do this

Read item spelled out

Press this key

Caps Lock+W

To do this

Read window

Press this key

Caps Lock+R

To do this

Read all items in the containing area

Press this key

Caps Lock+Num Lock

To do this

Turn mouse mode on or off

Press this key

Caps Lock+Q

To do this

Move to last item in the containing area

Press this key

Caps Lock+G

To do this

Move Narrator cursor to system cursor

Press this key

Caps Lock+T

To do this

Move Narrator cursor to pointer

Press this key

Caps Lock+tilde (~)

To do this

Set focus to item

Press this key

Caps Lock+Backspace

To do this

Go back one item

Press this key

Caps Lock+Insert

To do this

Jump to linked item

Press this key

Caps Lock+F10

To do this

Read current row header

Press this key

Caps Lock+F9

To do this

Read current column header

Press this key

Caps Lock+F8

To do this

Read current row

Press this key

Caps Lock+F7

To do this

Read current column

Press this key

Caps Lock+F5

To do this

Read current row and column location

Press this key

Caps Lock+F6

To do this

Jump to table cell

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+F6

To do this

Jump to cell contents

Press this key

Caps Lock+F3

To do this

Jump to next cell in current row

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+F3

To do this

Jump to previous cell in current row

Press this key

Caps Lock+F4

To do this

Jump to next cell in current column

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+F4

To do this

Jump to previous cell in current column

Press this key

Caps Lock+Close square bracket (])

To do this

Read text from start to cursor

Press this key

Caps Lock+zero (0)

To do this

Read text attributes

Press this key

Caps Lock+H

To do this

Read document

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+U

To do this

Read current page

Press this key

Caps Lock+U

To do this

Read next page

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+U

To do this

Read previous page

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+I

To do this

Read current paragraph

Press this key

Caps Lock+I

To do this

Read next paragraph

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+I

To do this

Read previous paragraph

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+O

To do this

Read current line

Press this key

Caps Lock+O

To do this

Read next line

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+0

To do this

Read previous line

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+P

To do this

Read current word

Press this key

Caps Lock+P

To do this

Read next word

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+P

To do this

Read previous word

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

To do this

Read current character

Press this key

Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

To do this

Read next character

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+Open square bracket ([)

To do this

Read previous character

Press this key

Caps Lock+Y

To do this

Move to beginning of text

Press this key

Caps Lock+B

To do this

Move to end of text

Press this key

Caps Lock+J

To do this

Jump to next heading

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+J

To do this

Jump to previous heading

Press this key

Caps Lock+K

To do this

Jump to next table

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+K

To do this

Jump to previous table

Press this key

Caps Lock+L

To do this

Jump to next link

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+L

To do this

Jump to previous link

Press this key

Caps Lock+C

To do this

Read current date and time

Press this key

Press Caps Lock twice in quick succession

To do this

Turn Caps Lock on or off

Press this key

Caps Lock+E

To do this

Give negative feedback

Press this key

Shift+Caps Lock+E

To do this

Give positive feedback

Press this key

Caps Lock+E tapped twice in quick succession

To do this

Open the feedback dialog

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Up arrow

To do this

Go to parent

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Right arrow

To do this

Go to next sibling

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Left arrow

To do this

Go to previous sibling

Press this key

Ctrl+Caps Lock+Down arrow

To do this

Go to first child

Press this key

Caps Lock+N

To do this

Move to main landmark

Narrator touch keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Narrator on a four-point tablet.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Tap once with two fingers

To do this

Stop Narrator from reading

Press this key

Tap three times with four fingers

To do this

Show all Narrator commands (including the ones not in this list)

Press this key

Double-tap

To do this

Activate primary action

Press this key

Triple-tap

To do this

Activate secondary action

Press this key

Touch or drag a single finger

To do this

Read what’s under your fingers

Press this key

Flick left/right with one finger

To do this

Move to next or previous item

Press this key

Swipe left/right/up/down with two fingers

To do this

Scroll

Press this key

Swipe down with three fingers

To do this

Start reading on explorable text

Keyboard shortcuts in apps

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Remote Desktop keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Insert

To do this

Scroll

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right arrow

To do this

Switch between sessions

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down arrow

To do this

View the session selection bar

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Home

To do this

In full-screen mode, view connection options

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

Note

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+D

To do this

Add current site to favorites or reading list

Press this key

Ctrl+I

To do this

Open favorites pane

Press this key

Ctrl+J

To do this

Open downloads pane

Press this key

Ctrl+H

To do this

Open history pane

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print the current page

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Find on page

Press this key

Alt+C

To do this

Open Cortana

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn't available or is turned off, you can still use search.

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+R

To do this

Enter reading view

Press this key

F12

To do this

Open F12 Developer Tools

Press this key

F7

To do this

Turn caret browsing on for the current tab

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

To do this

Open clear browsing data pane

Press this key

Ctrl+T

To do this

Open a new tab

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+T

To do this

Reopen the last closed tab

Press this key

Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4

To do this

Close current tab

Press this key

Ctrl+K

To do this

Duplicate tab

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Open a new window

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+P

To do this

Open a new InPrivate Browsing window

Press this key

Ctrl+Tab

To do this

Switch to the next tab

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

To do this

Switch to the previous tab

Press this key

Ctrl+1, 2, 3,…, 8

To do this

Switch to a specific tab number

Press this key

Ctrl+9

To do this

Switch to the last tab

Press this key

Ctrl+plus (+)

To do this

Zoom in (25%)

Press this key

Ctrl+minus (-)

To do this

Zoom out (25%)

Press this key

Ctrl+0

To do this

Reset zoom level

Press this key

Backspace or Alt+Left arrow

To do this

Go back

Press this key

Alt+Right arrow

To do this

Go forward

Press this key

F5 or Ctrl+R

To do this

Refresh the page

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Stop loading the page

Press this key

Ctrl+L or F4 or Alt+D

To do this

Select the address bar

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+L

To do this

Open address bar query in a new tab

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Open a search query in the address bar

Press this key

Ctrl+Enter

To do this

Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar

Press this key

Ctrl+click

To do this

Open link in a new tab

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+click

To do this

Open link in a new tab and switch to the tab

Press this key

Alt+Shift+click

To do this

Open link in a new window

Game bar keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+G
To do this

Open Game bar when a game is open

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+G
To do this

Record the last 30 seconds

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+R
To do this

Start recording (press the shortcut again to stop recording)

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+Print Screen
To do this

Take a screenshot of your game

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Alt+T
To do this

Show/hide recording timer

Photos app keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+H
To do this

Open the Share charm

Press this key

Spacebar (in Collection)

To do this

Select an item and enter Selection mode

Press this key

Enter (from Selection mode)

To do this

Select an item while in Selection mode

Press this key

Spacebar (viewing a photo)

To do this

Show or hide commands

Press this key

Spacebar (viewing a video)

To do this

Play or pause the video

Press this key

Arrow keys (in Collection)

To do this

Scroll up, down, left, or right

Press this key

Left or right arrow keys (on a single item or slide show)

To do this

Show the next or previous item

Press this key

Arrow keys (on a zoomed photo)

To do this

Move within the photo

Press this key

Ctrl+plus (+)

To do this

Zoom in when viewing a photo

Press this key

Ctrl+minus (-)

To do this

Zoom out when viewing a photo

Press this key

Ctrl+0

To do this

Reset zoom on a photo

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Return to previous screen

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print

Press this key

Ctrl+C

To do this

Copy

Press this key

Ctrl+R (viewing or editing)

To do this

Rotate a photo

Press this key

E (viewing a photo)

To do this

Enhance a photo

Press this key

Ctrl+Z (editing)

To do this

Undo changes

Press this key

Ctrl+Y (editing)

To do this

Redo changes

Press this key

Ctrl+forward slash (/) (editing)

To do this

View original

Press this key

Shift+arrow keys

To do this

Resize crop or selective focus area

Press this key

Ctrl+arrow keys

To do this

Move crop or selective focus area

Press this key

F5 (viewing an item)

To do this

Start a slide show

Press this key

Alt+Enter

To do this

View file info

Press this key

Ctrl+L

To do this

Set as lock screen

Calculator keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Alt+1

To do this

Switch to Standard mode

Press this key

Alt+2

To do this

Switch to Scientific mode

Press this key

Alt+3

To do this

Switch to Programmer mode

Press this key

Ctrl+M

To do this

Store in memory

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Add to memory

Press this key

Ctrl+Q

To do this

Subtract from memory

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Recall from memory

Press this key

Ctrl+L

To do this

Clear memory

Press this key

F9

To do this

Select ±

Press this key

R

To do this

Select 1/x

Press this key

@

To do this

Calculate the square root

Press this key

Del

To do this

Select CE

Press this key

Ctrl+H

To do this

Turn calculation history on or off

Press this key

Up arrow

To do this

Move up in history list

Press this key

Down arrow

To do this

Move down in history list

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+D

To do this

Clear history

Press this key

F3

To do this

Select DEG in Scientific mode

Press this key

F4

To do this

Select RAD in Scientific mode

Press this key

F5

To do this

Select GRAD in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+G

To do this

Select 10x in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Select cosh in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Select sinh in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+T

To do this

Select tanh in Scientific mode

Press this key

Shift+S

To do this

Select sin-1 in Scientific mode

Press this key

Shift+O

To do this

Select cos-1 in Scientific mode

Press this key

Shift+T

To do this

Select tan-1 in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Select y√x in Scientific mode

Press this key

D

To do this

Select Mod in Scientific mode

Press this key

L

To do this

Select log in Scientific mode

Press this key

M

To do this

Select dms in Scientific mode

Press this key

N

To do this

Select ln in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Select ex in Scientific mode

Press this key

O

To do this

Select cos in Scientific mode

Press this key

P

To do this

Select Pi in Scientific mode

Press this key

Q

To do this

Select x2 in Scientific mode

Press this key

S

To do this

Select sin in Scientific mode

Press this key

T

To do this

Select tan in Scientific mode

Press this key

V

To do this

Select F-E in Scientific mode

Press this key

X

To do this

Select Exp in Scientific mode

Press this key

Y, ^

To do this

Select xy in Scientific mode

Press this key

#

To do this

Select x3 in Scientific mode

Press this key

;

To do this

Select Int in Scientific mode

Press this key

!

To do this

Select n! in Scientific mode

Press this key

F2

To do this

Select DWORD in Programmer mode

Press this key

F3

To do this

Select WORD in Programmer mode

Press this key

F4

To do this

Select BYTE in Programmer mode

Press this key

F5

To do this

Select HEX in Programmer mode

Press this key

F6

To do this

Select DEC in Programmer mode

Press this key

F7

To do this

Select OCT in Programmer mode

Press this key

F8

To do this

Select BIN in Programmer mode

Press this key

F12

To do this

Select QWORD in Programmer mode

Press this key

A-F

To do this

Select A-F in Programmer mode

Press this key

J

To do this

Select RoL in Programmer mode

Press this key

K

To do this

Select RoR in Programmer mode

Press this key

<

To do this

Select Lsh in Programmer mode

Press this key

>

To do this

Select Rsh in Programmer mode

Press this key

%

To do this

Select Mod in Programmer mode

Press this key

|

To do this

Select Or in Programmer mode

Press this key

^

To do this

Select Xor in Programmer mode

Press this key

~

To do this

Select Not in Programmer mode

Press this key

&

To do this

Select And in Programmer mode

Press this key

Spacebar

To do this

Toggle the bit value in Programmer mode

Reader keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Reader app.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F8

To do this

Use two-page layout

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Rotate the file 90 degrees clockwise

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Search for text in a file

Press this key

F7

To do this

Use keyboard selection mode

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a file

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open a file

Press this key

Ctrl+W

To do this

Close a file

Press this key

Ctrl+M

To do this

Reader app home

Paint keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Paint.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F11

To do this

View a picture in full-screen mode

Press this key

F12

To do this

Save the picture as a new file

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select the entire picture

Press this key

Ctrl+B

To do this

Bold selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+C

To do this

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Open the Properties dialog box

Press this key

Ctrl+G

To do this

Show or hide gridlines

Press this key

Ctrl+I

To do this

Italicize selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Create a new picture

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open an existing picture

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a picture

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Show or hide the ruler

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save changes to a picture

Press this key

Ctrl+U

To do this

Underline selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+V

To do this

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+W

To do this

Open the Resize and Skew dialog box

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut a selection

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+plus (+)

To do this

Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel

Press this key

Ctrl+minus (-)

To do this

Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel

Press this key

Ctrl+Page Up

To do this

Zoom in

Press this key

Ctrl+Page Down

To do this

Zoom out

Press this key

Alt (or F10)

To do this

Display keytips

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close a picture and its Paint window

Press this key

Right arrow

To do this

Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel

Press this key

Left arrow

To do this

Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel

Press this key

Down arrow

To do this

Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel

Press this key

Up arrow

To do this

Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel

Press this key

Shift+F10

To do this

Show the current shortcut menu

Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Windows Journal.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F5

To do this

Refresh the note list

Press this key

F6

To do this

Toggle between a note list and a note

Press this key

F11

To do this

View a note in full-screen mode

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select all items on a page

Press this key

Ctrl+C

To do this

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Search for text in a file

Press this key

Ctrl+G

To do this

Go to a page

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Start a new note

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open a recently used note

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a note

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save changes to a note

Press this key

Ctrl+V

To do this

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut a selection

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo a change

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close a note and its Journal window

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+C

To do this

Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+V

To do this

Move a note to a specific folder

WordPad keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with WordPad.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F3

To do this

Search for the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box

Press this key

F10

To do this

Display keytips

Press this key

F12

To do this

Save the document as a new file

Press this key

Ctrl+1

To do this

Set single line spacing

Press this key

Ctrl+2

To do this

Set double line spacing

Press this key

Ctrl+5

To do this

Set line spacing to 1.5

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select the entire document

Press this key

Ctrl+B

To do this

Make selected text bold

Press this key

Ctrl+C

To do this

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+D

To do this

Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Align text center

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Search for text in a document

Press this key

Ctrl+H

To do this

Replace text in a document

Press this key

Ctrl+I

To do this

Italicize selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+J

To do this

Justify text

Press this key

Ctrl+L

To do this

Align text left

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Create a new document

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open an existing document

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a document

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Align text right

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save changes to a document

Press this key

Ctrl+U

To do this

Underline selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+V

To do this

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut a selection

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+equal (=)

To do this

Make selected text subscript

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+equal (=)

To do this

Make selected text superscript

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+greater than (>)

To do this

Increase the font size

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+less than (<)

To do this

Decrease the font size

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+A

To do this

Change characters to all capitals

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+L

To do this

Change the bullet style

Press this key

Ctrl+Left arrow

To do this

Move the cursor one word to the left

Press this key

Ctrl+Right arrow

To do this

Move the cursor one word to the right

Press this key

Ctrl+Up arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the previous line

Press this key

Ctrl+Down arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the next line

Press this key

Ctrl+Home

To do this

Move to the beginning of the document

Press this key

Ctrl+End

To do this

Move to the end of the document

Press this key

Ctrl+Page Up

To do this

Move up one page

Press this key

Ctrl+Page Down

To do this

Move down one page

Press this key

Ctrl+Delete

To do this

Delete the next word

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close WordPad

Press this key

Shift+F10

To do this

Show the current shortcut menu

Keyboard shortcuts in Continuum for phones

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 Mobile when using Continuum for phones.

Note

  • Continuum for phones is only available on certain phones.

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key
To do this

Open or close Start

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+A
To do this

Open Action center

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C
To do this

Open Cortana in listening mode

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn't available or is turned off, you can still use search.

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+E
To do this

Open File Explorer

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+I
To do this

Open Settings

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+K
To do this

Open the Connect quick action

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+L
To do this

Lock your device or switch accounts

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+O
To do this

Lock device orientation

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+P
To do this

Open display settings

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+S
To do this

Open search

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+U
To do this

Open Ease of Access Center

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab
To do this

Open Task view

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Backspace
To do this

Go back

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Spacebar
To do this

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Print Screen
To do this

Take a screenshot

Press this key

Alt+Tab

To do this

Switch between open apps

Keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Surface Hub

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Surface Hub.

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key
To do this

Open or close Start

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+A
To do this

Open quick actions

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+F
To do this

Enter or exit full screen for the app you’re using

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+N
To do this

Open notifications

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+S
To do this

Open Cortana or search

Note

  • Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. If Cortana isn't available or is turned off, you can still use search.

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+T
To do this

Open the clock

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+W
To do this

Send to whiteboard

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+X
To do this

Swap sidebars

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+1
To do this

Open or close the call pane in the sidebar

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+2
To do this

Open or close the people pane in the sidebar

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+3
To do this

Open or close the message pane in the sidebar

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+4
To do this

Open or close the content pane in the sidebar

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+F6
To do this

Move keyboard focus between the sidebars, top bar, and bottom bar

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Shift+F6
To do this

Move keyboard focus between the sidebars, top bar, and bottom bar in the opposite direction

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Tab
To do this

Go to Task view

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Backspace
To do this

Go back

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Spacebar
To do this

Switch input language or keyboard

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Enter
To do this

Open Narrator

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Plus (+)
To do this

Open Magnifier

Press this key

Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen

To do this

Turn high contrast on or off

Press this key

F10

To do this

Turn screen sharing on or off

Press this key

Alt+Tab

To do this

Switch between open apps

Press this key

Left Alt+left Shift+Num Lock

To do this

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Press this key

Right Shift for eight seconds

To do this

Turn Filter Keys on or off

Press this key

Shift five times

To do this

Turn Sticky Keys on or off

Press this key

Num Lock for five seconds

To do this

Turn Toggle Keys on or off

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc
To do this

End your session