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Can someone please refer me to a list of W10 shortcut keys? In particular, what is a quick way  to call up the desktop? Thanks much.   batpark

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Keyboard shortcut Action

Windows key Open or close Start Menu.

Windows key + A Open Action center.

Windows key + C Open Cortana in listening mode.

Windows key + D Display and hide the desktop.

Windows key + E Open File Explorer.

Windows key + G Open Game bar when a game is open.

Windows key + H Open the Share charm.

Windows key + I Open Settings.

Windows key + K Open the Connect quick action.

Windows key + L Lock your PC or switch accounts.

Windows key + M Minimize all windows.

Windows key + R Open Run dialog box.

Windows key + S Open Search.

Windows key + U Open Ease of Access Center.

Windows key + X Open Quick Link menu.

Windows key + Number Open the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number.

Windows key + Left arrow key Snap app windows left.

Windows key + Right arrow key Snap app windows right.

Windows key + Up arrow key Maximize app windows.

Windows key + Down arrow key Minimize app windows.

Windows key + Comma Temporarily peek at the desktop.

Windows key + Ctrl +D Add a virtual desktop.

Windows key + Ctrl + Left or Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops.

Windows key + Ctrl + F4 Close current virtual desktop.

Windows key + Enter Open Narrator.

Windows key + Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke).

Windows key + PrtScn Capture a screenshot and save in Screenshots folder.

Windows key + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen.

Windows key + Tab Open Task view.

Windows key + "+" key Zoom in using the magnifier.

Windows key + "-" key Zoom out using the magnifier.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.

Alt + Tab Switch between open apps.

Alt + Left arrow key Go back.

Alt + Right arrow key Go foward.

Alt + Page Up Move up one screen.

Alt + Page down Move down one screen.

Ctrl + Alt +Tab View open apps

Ctrl + C Copy selected items to clipboard.

Ctrl + X Cut selected items.

Ctrl + V Paste content from clipboard.

Ctrl + A Select all content.

Ctrl + Z Undo an action.

Ctrl + Y Redo an action.

Ctrl + D Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin.

Ctrl + Esc Open the Start Menu.

Ctrl + Shift Switch the keyboard layout.

Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open Task Manager.

Ctrl + F4 Close the active window.

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