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Windows Alt Codes for Windows 10

Commands For Windows as a Global

Windows Start

Windows Key: Show the Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows Key+X: Open Start button context menu

Windows Programs

Windows Key+F1: Help

Windows Key+E: Open Windows Explorer

Windows Key+F: Find files or folders

Windows Key+[1][2][3][...]: Open programs that are pinned to task bar beginning with the program to the right of the Task View icon. If the app is already running, switch to that app.

Windows Key+Shift+[1][2][3][...]: Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Windows Key+CTRL+Shift+[1][2][3][...]: Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator

Application key: Displays a shortcut menu for the selected item

Windows Key+Z: Show the commands available in an app in full-screen mode

Windows OS

Windows Key+Break: System Properties dialog box

CTRL+Windows Key+F: Find computer

Windows Key+L: Lock your Windows 10 device (unlock it with a password) or switch accounts

Windows Key+I: Open Windows 10 settings

Windows Key+A: Open Windows 10 Action Center (e.g. to display notifications and customizable quick actions)

Windows Key+Enter: Open Narrator

Windows Key+C: Search the web and Windows with Cortana (speech)

Windows Key+S: Search the web and Windows with Cortana (keyboard input)

Windows Key+H: Share content (if supported by current app)

Windows Key+K: Open the Connect quick action and Connect to wireless displays and audio devices

Windows Key+R: Open the Run dialog box

Windows Key+M: Minimize all windows

Windows Key+Shift+M: Restore minimized windows on the desktop

Windows Key+P: Choose a presentation display mode

Windows Key+G: opens the Windows 10 Game Bar to take game screenshots and record gaming videos of Windows 10 games

Windows Key+Spacebar: Switch keyboard input language (if you have added at least a second one)

Windows Key+V: Cycle through notifications

Windows Key+Shift+V: Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Windows Key+comma (,): Temporarily peek at the desktop

Windows Key+Pause: Display the System Properties dialog box

Windows Key+CTRL+F: Search for PCs (if you're on a network)

Window Shaping, Moving and Closing

ALT+SPACE: Displays the main window's System menu (from the System menu, you can restore, move, resize, minimize, maximize, or close the window)

Windows Key+D: minimize all active programs and displays the desktop (press it again to cancel)

ALT+F4: Closes the current window

Windows Key+Left: Snap current window to the left side of the screen.

Windows Key+Right: Snap current window the the right side of the screen.

Windows Key+Up: Cycle through window sizes from minimized to user size, snap to top, full height, and full size.

Windows Key+Down: Cycle through window sizes from full size to user size, snap to bottom, and minimized.

Windows Key+Left and then Windows Key+Up: Snap current window to the top left corner of the screen.

Windows Key+Left and then Windows Key+Down: Snap current window to the bottom left corner of the screen.

Windows Key+Right and then Windows Key+Down: Snap current window to the bottom right corner of the screen.

Windows Key+Right and then Windows Key+Up: Snap current window to the top right corner of the screen.

Windows Key+Home: Minimize all except the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)

Windows Key+Shift+Up arrow: Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen

Windows Key+Shift+Down arrow: Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width

Window Program Focus Switching

Windows Key+T: Cycle through apps on the taskbar

Windows Key+TAB: opens the task view interface on the current virtual desktop and stays open

CTRL+Windows Key+TAB: Moves focus from Start, to the Quick Launch toolbar, to the system tray (use RIGHT ARROW or LEFT ARROW to move focus to items on the Quick Launch toolbar and the system tray)

ALT+TAB: Switch to another running program (hold down the ALT key and then press the TAB key to view the task-switching window)

Ctrl+ALT+TAB: switch between all open apps except that the task-switching window stays open

Shift+click a taskbar button: Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app

CTRL+Shift+click a taskbar button: Open an app as an administrator

Shift+right-click a taskbar button: Show the window menu for the app

Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button: Show the window menu for the group

CTRL+click a grouped taskbar button: Cycle through the windows of the group

Windows Key+CTRL+[1][2][3][...]: Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows Key+Alt+[1][2][3][...]: Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Virtual Desktop Managenent and Switching

Windows Key+CTRL+D: Create a virtual desktop

Windows Key+CTRL+Right: Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right

Windows Key+CTRL+Left: Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left

Windows Key+CTRL+F4: Close the virtual desktop you're using

Windows Monitor Managenent

Windows Key+Shift+Left or Windows Key+Shift+Right: Move current app or window in desktop from one monitor to another (when using a multiple monitor setup)

Windows Magnifier

Windows Key+plus (+) or minus (-): Zoom in or out using Magnifier

Windows Key+Esc: Exit Magnifier

Accessibility shortcuts

Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off

Windows Key+U: Open Ease of Access Center

Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off

Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off

Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off

Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

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