Windows Key‌+S – Open search

Windows Key‌+C – Open Cortana in listening mode

Activity Center

Windows Key+A – Open Action center

Windows Key+V – Cycle through notifications

Windows Key+Shift+V – Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Windows Key+B – Set focus in the notification area

Virtual Desktops

Windows Key+Ctrl+D – Add a virtual desktop

Windows Key+Ctrl+Right arrow – Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right

Windows Key+Ctrl+Left arrow – Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left

Windows Key+Ctrl+F4 – Close the virtual desktop you’re using

Windows Key+Tab – Open Task view

Game bar

Windows Key+G – Open Game bar when a game is open

Windows Key+Alt+G – Record the last 30 seconds

Windows Key+Alt+R – Start recording (press the shortcut again to stop recording)

Windows Key+Alt+Print Screen – Take a screenshot of your game

Windows Key+Alt+T – Show/hide recording timer

Microsoft Edge

Ctrl+D – Add current site to favorites or reading list

Ctrl+J – Open downloads pane

Ctrl+I – Open favorites pane

Ctrl+H – Open history pane

Alt+C – Open Cortana

Ctrl+Shift+R – Enter reading view

F12 – Open F12 Developer Tools

F7 – Turn caret browsing on for the current tab

Ctrl+K – Duplicate tab

Ctrl+Shift+P – Open a new InPrivate Browsing window


Windows Key+K – Open the Connect quick action

Windows Key+I – Open Settings

Windows Key+E – Open File Explorer

Windows Key+H – Open the Share charm

Windows Key+T – Cycle through apps on the task bar

Ctrl+Shift+Esc – Open Task Manager