Master Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Whether you’re running Windows on a desktop, a laptop, or a tablet,keyboard shortcuts are always available as a quick way to run acommand, open a program, or perform a certain task. The problem with keyboard shortcuts, though? They can be diffilt to remember, especially in Windows 10, which introduces a host of new shortcuts to tap into its features. This guide should help, presenting all the new and most important shortcuts. Try them and you’ll discover that they’re capable of transforming and improving the way you work and play.

VIRTUAL DESKTOPS

Windows 10’s new virtual desktops let you create multiple “themed” desktop screens, and switch among them at will. This way, you can create separate desktop areas so that each houses a unique sets of shortcuts and windows. You can then shunt each one of to the side until you need it. You don’t have to sift through a giant garbage dump of icons scattered across your one and only desktop. For example, you may want to create one virtual desktop to organize your current work, and another to contain the Mail and Calendar apps. This way, you keep one desktop open while you are working, then switch to the other when you need to check your messages or appointments. In that scenario, knowing how to use all your desktops effiently is key

EDGE BROWSER

Edge is Microsoft’s new Web browser, designed as an alternative to the aging Internet Explorer. Set up as the default in Windows 10, Edge takes a more minimalist approach to Web browsing, jettisoning some of the menus and toolbars that clutter IE, leaving more real estate for viewing webpages. Like IE, however, Edge is loaded with shortcuts that you can use to run its various features and navigate the Web.

SNAPPING WINDOWS

The ability to “snap” windows, or instantly relegate them to certain predefied areas of the screen (such as the left or the right side), was a major addition to Windows 7 and received some additional refiement in Windows 8 and 8.1. But this functionality has been given a sharp upgrade in Windows 10 that adds even more usability to this already incredibly handy feature. These shortcuts will help you make window snapping even more of a snap, so you don’t have to reach for your mouse to get the effct you want.You can cycle through the diffrent positions of a window using these shortcuts. For example, continually pressing Windows Key+Left Arrow snaps your current window from the right side to a restored position to the left side, while pressing Windows Key+Right Arrow snaps your current window from the left side to a restored position to the right side.

GENERAL SHORTCUTS

The following shortcuts work across Windows 10 as a whole, or with specifi features, such as Cortana and File Explorer. So consider this a miscellaneous collection of helpful shortcuts.
 
BY LANCE WHITNEY

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