Windows 10 is the latest Operating system from Microsoft. Here’s list of Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts and Navigating Windows 10 with a Touch Interface.
Windows 10 offers a huge number of Windows Logo key–based shortcuts that not only enable you to navigate the Windows 10 interface quickly but also let you easily invoke many Windows 10 features and programs on your PC/Laptop.
Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
- Windows Logo: Toggle the Start menu
- Windows Logo+A: Open the Notifications pane
- Windows Logo+B: Activate the notification area’s Show Hidden Icons arrow (press Enter to display the hidden icons)
- Windows Logo+C: Open Cortana for voice commands
- Windows Logo+D: Minimise all open windows to display the desktop
- Windows Logo+E: Run File Explorer
- Windows Logo+F: Display the Start menu and activate the Search box
- Windows Logo+H: Display the Share pane
- Windows Logo+I: Run the Settings app
- Windows Logo+K: Display the Devices pane
- Windows Logo+L: Lock your computer
- Windows Logo+M: Minimise all windows
- Windows Logo+O: Turn the tablet orientation lock on and off
- Windows Logo+P: Display the Project pane to configure a second display
- Windows Logo+Q: Open Cortana for voice commands
- Windows Logo+R: Open the Run dialogue box
- Windows Logo+S: Open Cortana for keyboard commands
- Windows Logo+T: Activate the taskbar icons (use the arrow keys to navigate the icons)
- Windows Logo+U: Open the Ease of Access Center
- Windows Logo+W: Activate the Search box
- Windows Logo+X: Display a menu of Windows tools and utilities
- Windows Logo+Z: Display an app’s commands (although this works in only some Modern apps)
- Windows Logo+= Open Magnifier and Zoom in
- Windows Logo+- Zoom out (if already zoomed in using Magnifier)
- Windows Logo+, Temporarily display the desktop
- Windows Logo+Enter: Open Narrator
- Windows Logo+Left: Snap the current app to the left side of the screen
- Windows Logo+Right: Snap the current app to the right side of the screen
- Windows Logo+Up: Restore a minimised app; maximise a restored app
- Windows Logo+Down: Restore a maximised app; minimise a restored app
- Windows Logo+PgUp: Move the current app to the left monitor
- Windows Logo+PgDn: Move the current app to the right monitor
- Windows Logo+PrtSc: Capture the current screen and save it to the Pictures folder
- Windows Logo+Ctrl+D: Create a virtual desktop
- Windows Logo+Ctrl+Right: Switch to the next virtual desktop
- Windows Logo+Ctrl+Left: Switch to the previous virtual desktop
- Windows Logo+Ctrl+F4: Close the current virtual desktop
- Windows Logo+Tab: Open Task View, which displays thumbnails for each running app as well as the available virtual desktops
Navigating Windows 10 with a Touch Interface
For tablet PCs that come with no input devices other than a touchscreen, it’s now safe to say that Windows 10 was built with touch in mind. That is, instead of using a mouse or keyboard to manipulate Windows 10, you use your fingers to touch the screen in specific ways called gestures.Here’s list of gestures that can be used
- Tap: Use your finger (or the stylus) to touch the screen and then immediately release it. This is the touch equivalent of a mouse click.
- Double-tap: Tap and release the screen twice, one tap right after the other. This is the touch equivalent of a mouse double-click.
- Tap and hold: Tap the screen and leave your finger (or the stylus) resting on the screen until the shortcut menu appears. This is the touch equivalent of a mouse right-click.
- Swipe: Quickly and briefly run your finger along the screen. This usually causes the screen to scroll in the direction of the swipe, so it’s roughly equivalent to scrolling with the mouse wheel.
You also use the swipe to display some of the Windows 10 interface elements: Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to display the taskbar, swipe right from the left edge to open Task View, and so on.
- Slide: Place your finger on the screen, move your finger, and then release. This is the touch equivalent of a mouse click and drag, so you usually use this technique to move an object from one place to another. However, this is also ideal for scrolling, so you can scroll an app vertically by sliding your finger up and down on the screen, or horizontally by sliding your finger right and left on the screen, making this technique the touch equivalent of clicking and dragging the scroll box.
- Pinch: Place two fingers apart on the screen and bring them closer together. This gesture zooms out on whatever is displayed on the screen, such as a photo.
- Spread: Place two fingers close together on the screen and move them farther apart. This gesture zooms in on whatever is displayed on the screen, such as a photo.
- Turn: Place two fingers on the screen and turn them clockwise or counterclockwise. This gesture rotates whatever is displayed on the screen, such as a photo.
In this post, we have listed Keyboard Shortcuts and how to use Touch Interface in Windows 10. I hope this post will be helpful if you use Windows 10 operating system on your PC. You can share to let others know. Cheers!