The Windows 10 operating is one of the most popular OS out there with a billion users! The OS is smart and sophisticated with a great UI and tons of features. But, some times the hundreds of features can be overwhelming and cumbersome to interact with and this is where shortcuts come into the picture. Windows has a ton of keyboard shortcuts that allow you to navigate through the OS with just a few key combinations instead of hunting around with the cursor. To make your life easier, here’s a list of 10 useful Windows shortcuts
If you want to quickly get to your desktop but don’t want to close apps or go through a process, simply hitthe Windows Key + D.This will take you directly to your desktop.
2 Lock Screen
You can lock your screen byhitting Windows Key + L.
Run dialogue box is very useful but might be had to find. HittingWindows Key + Rwill bring it right up
If you have multiple programs opened at one and want to multi-task between them, hit theWindows Key + Taband this will show you a thumbnail of all your opened programs at a glance.
If you want to access the ‘settings’ in one go, hitting theWindows Key + Iwill bring it right up.
If you want to exit a program that you are currently on,hit Ctrl + F4and this will exit the program in a single go.
If you want to access Windows smart assistant in a jiffy, hitthe Windows Key + C
8 Task Manager
The Task Manager is a very important tool when it comes to managing your system and closing unresponsive apps. You can access in a flash by hittingCtrl + shift + Esc.
9 File Explorer
If you want to open a file or just skim through some, the file explorer is the app for it. You can access it by hitting theWindows Key + E
If you like what’s on your screen and want to save it, take a screenshot! You can do this by hitting theWindows Key + PrtScn
If you want to minimize all the programs that you have open, hittingthe Windows + Homewill do the trick
Windows 10 has an in-built game assisting software called Game Bar that allows you to take screenshots, record gameplay and enhance your gaming experience. You can access the Game Bar by hitting theWindows Key + G
If you want to search for a particular item be it a program, a file or anything, the ‘search’ is your friend and you can quickly invoke it by hitting theWindows Key + S
13 Action Centre
If you want to access the Action bar in a jiffy, hit theWindows Key + Ato bring it right up
14 Virtual Desktop
If you want to create a virtual desktop and don’t want to go hunting with your cursor, hit theWindows Key + Ctrl + D
15 Project Screen
Screen projection can be handy in many scenarios and can be quickly invoked by hitting theWindows Key + P
16 Close a Virtual Desktop
If you want to close a virtual desktop that you have open, hit theWindows Key + Ctrl + F4
If you want to cut an item without right-clicking, you can hitCtrl + Xto do so
If you want to copy an item without right-clicking, you can hitCtrl + Cto do so
Pasting the Copied or Cut word, simply hitCtrl + V
If you want to undo an action, hitCtrl + Z