Favorite keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 from our engineers

We asked our engineers on the team to share some of their favorite (and lesser-known) keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10. Here is the list! 

Note: [NEW] denotes a new keyboard shortcut introduced in the the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Quick access to basic system functions:

Capturing what’s on your screen:

Mastering File Explorer:

For the taskbar:

Remote Desktop and Virtual Desktop:

For example, in a VM, CTRL + ALT + Left Arrow then ALT + TAB lets you get focus back and switch to an app on your dev machine besides the VM.


Other neat keyboard shortcuts:

Here are some useful keyboard shortcuts on Surface devices: 

For more keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 – click here.

Know of other lesser-known shortcuts that are not in the list above? Let us know.