Here are the top 25 keyboard shortcuts that save you the most time in Windows 10. The more shortcuts you learn like this, the faster you will become and the sooner you'll make it to Happy Hour.
Grab the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts PDF cheat sheet below:
1. Windows Search shortcut 0:36
2. Your favorite program shortcut 1:45
3. Windows Explorer (File Explorer) shortcut 3:11
4. Windows File Explorer Search shortcut 3:49
5. Application Switch shortcut 5:03
6. Switch Application Freeze shortcut 5:50
7. Multitasking View shortcut 6:34
8. Switch Virtual Desktops shortcut 7:20
9. Minimize Windows shortcut (the Desktop Drill) 8:29
10. All but one Minimize Window shortcut 9:25
11. Split Screen on Windows 10 shortcuts 10:23
12. Cascade Windows shortcut 12:03
13. Un-Cascade Windows Shortcut 12:03
14. Show Windows stacked 12:46
15. Cycle Application shortcut 13:30
16. Close File shortcut 14:09
17. Close Application shortcut 15:16
18. New Application shortcut 16:04
19. Create New Folder shortcut 16:54
20. Create New Office File shortcut 17:32
21. File Explorer Navigation shortcuts 18:28
22. Preview File Shortcut 19:13
23. Document Properties shortcut 19:59
24. Screen Clipping shortcut 20:43
25. Action Center (Computer Settings) shortcut 21:52
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The Best Way To Learn Your Windows 10 Shortcuts
Shortcuts are the fastest way to double your productivity in Windows 10, but to do that, you need to learn the right ones.
So instead of trying to learn all your shortcuts at once (which can be extremely hard and frustrating) it’s better to start by learning shortcuts for the things you frequently do in Windows 10 first.
For example, if you are frequently trying to multi-task in Windows 10 between applications 5:03 or between virtual desktops 7:20, how to split your screen between two documents 10:23, using the multi-tasking view to find files you’ve recently worked on 6:34, using windows search to find your programs and system setting 0:36, etc., these are the shortcuts you should focus on learning first.
That will not only speed up everything you are currently doing in Windows 10, it will also build up your confidence in learning and using more shortcuts, making it easier to learn more in the future.
Properly learning your Windows 10 shortcuts is just like learning a foreign language. Instead of trying to learn the whole language all at once, instead start small – building up your vocabulary – before moving onto to new words and phrases.
To download the keyboard shortcuts PDF cheat sheet, see below.