17 Combinations of Windows Key Shortcuts in Windows 10

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17 Combinations of Windows Key Shortcuts in Windows 10

There is a button with a Windows logo in nearly all current laptop keyboards. That button was not created without purpose. You can combine the Windows key on your laptop keyboard with other buttons to perform certain actions. In Windows 10, there are more than 20 combinations of Windows key shortcuts. This article will show you 19 of them.

There are two major reasons why working with shortcut buttons is cool. First, it can save you time since you don’t have to point your cursor every time you want to perform frequently performed tasks like opening File Explorer or Search. Second, it will make you look like a pro.

Here are the 17 combinations of Windows key shortcuts you can use in Windows 10.

  1. Windows key + A: Open Action center
  2. Windows key + C: Open Cortana in listening mode
  3. Windows key + D: Hide/display the desktop
  4. Windows key + E: Open File Explorer
  5. Windows key + F: Open search for files and folders
  6. Windows key + I: Open Settings
  7. Windows key + K: Open the Connect quick action
  8. Windows key + L: Lock your PC or switch accounts
  9. Windows key + M: Minimize all windows
  10. Windows key + R: Open Run menu
  11. Windows key + S: Open Search
  12. Windows key + U: Open Ease of Access Center
  13. Windows key + X: Open Quick Link menu
  14. Windows key + Number: Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.
  15. Windows key + Break: Open system properties
  16. Windows key + F1: Open Windows Help and Support
  17. Windows + Tab: Open Task view


Working with shortcut buttons can give you an efficiency in working. You can get more things done quickly with them. Windows provides a bunch of shortcuts you can make use of. All of the shortcuts above work on Windows 10. They might also work on other Windows versions like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

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