I ran across a neat article from Make Use Of with links to lots of shortcuts on PC. I thought I would share them with you over the next few weeks. If you want more than I have here or are on another operating system, check out: Wikipedia’s Table of Keyboard Shortcuts
Here are the basics for Windows 8.1 users
Press Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) to Copy the selected item
Press Ctrl+X to Cut the selected item
Press Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert) to Paste the selected item
Press Ctrl+Z to Undo an action
Press Alt+Tab to Switch between open apps (except desktop apps)
Press Alt+F4 to Close the active item, or exit the active app
Press Windows logo key +L to Lock your PC or switch people
Press Windows logo key +D to Press Display and hide the desktop
Press Windows logo key +spacebar to Switch input language and keyboard layout
Press Windows logo key +Ctrl+spacebar to Change to a previously selected input
Press Windows logo key +Tab to Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)
Press Windows logo key +Ctrl+Tab to Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)
Press Windows logo key +Shift+Tab to Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order
Press Windows logo key +Shift+period (.) to Snaps an app to the left
Press Windows logo key +period (.) to Cycle through open apps
Press Esc to Stop or exit the current task
The following are keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows 10 (in addition to those above).
Press this key to To do this
Press Windows logo key +A to Open Action center
Press Windows logo key +S to Open search
Press Windows logo key +C to Open Cortana in listening mode
Note:Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions,
and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere.
If Cortana isn’t available or is turned off, you can still use search.
Press Windows logo key +Tab to Open Task view
Press Windows logo key +Ctrl+D to Add a virtual desktop
Press Windows logo key +Ctrl+Right arrow to Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right
Press Windows logo key +Ctrl+Left arrow to Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left
Press Windows logo key to Close the virtual desktop you’re using
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