Common keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl + C (or Ctrl + Insert) — Copy the selected item.

Ctrl + X — Cut the selected item.

Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) — Paste the selected item.

Ctrl + Z — Undo an action.

Alt + Tab — Switch between open apps.

Alt + F4 — Close the active item, or exit the active app.

Windows key + L — Lock your PC or switch accounts.

Windows key + D — Display and hide the desktop.

New keyboard shortcuts

Windows key + A — Open Action Center.

Windows key + G — Open the new Game DVR recorder when a game is running.

Windows key + H — Open Share Charm.

Windows key + I — Open Windows 10’s settings.

Windows key + Q — Open Cortana in listening mode.

Windows key + S — Open Cortana ready for typed input.

Windows key + Tab — Open Task view.

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 + Left — Snaps active window to the left.

Windows key + Right — Snaps active window to the right.

Windows key + Up — Snaps the active window to the top.

Windows key + Down — Snaps the active window to the bottom.