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The best Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

If you’re looking to save time throughout your busy day, there are lots of keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 that can help.  With features such as the Cortana smart assistant, the Action Center, or Virtual Desktops, there are a bunch of new corresponding Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts. These are some of our favorites.

For those looking to learn the ropes in Windows 10 first, we have some great guides on how to type symbols and how to copy and paste.

New Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

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Windows 10 opened up a world of new keyboard shortcuts to better navigate and utilize the operating system’s interface and features. Below is a set of some of the new keyboard functions available for Windows 10 users. Be sure to hold down the Windows key (aa922834-ed43-40f1-8830-d5507badb56c_91) to the left of the spacebar before punching the appropriate letter or key.

Don’t feel bad about referring back to the chart as needed — memorization will come in time.

Command prompt shortcuts

The revised Windows 10 command prompt also has new shortcuts, making it easier to use.

Shift + Left Highlight text to the left of cursor
Shift + Right Highlight text to the right of cursor
Ctrl + C Copy selected text to clipboard
Ctrl + V Paste text from clipboard into command prompt
Ctrl + A Select all text after prompt

General Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts

There are plenty of returning keyboard shortcuts to go along with all the new Windows 10 shortcuts. The following are some of the most basic, general, and sought-after keyboard shortcuts for general day-to-day use for Windows users.

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If all these keyboard shortcuts have you thinking that you could really use a new keyboard for your PC, we have a few ideas for you. Check out the best wireless keyboards to see what’s available. If you’re more wary of wrist issues, take a look at the top ergonomic keyboards, too! Finally, if you really aren’t finding the keyboard shortcuts that you wish were there, there are tools you can use to create your own shortcut keys on Windows, such as the Shortkeys extension.

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