FUSD Keyboard Shortcuts for Students
The following Shortcuts use the Ctrl key, pictured above shaded in Yellow. When using shortcuts only one Ctrl key must be used. Using the
left Ctrl key or right Ctrl key is personal preference
- Common Keyboard Shortcuts
- Ctrl + C - Copy selected text or image
- Ctrl + V - Paste Copied text
- Ctrl + X - Cut selected text
- Ctrl + Z - Undo last action
- Ctrl + Y - Redo any undo action
- Ctrl + A - Select all text
- Ctrl + S - Save
- Ctrl + P - Print
- Ctrl + B - Bold Highlighted Text
- Ctrl + D - Bookmark open web page
- Ctrl + E - Center Text
- Ctrl + F - Open find Menu
- Ctrl + I - Italicize
- Ctrl + U - Underline selected text
Windows 10 Shortcuts
Windows key is shaded in Yellow, Tab key is shaded orange, Shift key is shaded red, Alt Key is shaded blue, Esc key is shaded green
Windows 10 Desktop Keyboard shortcuts
Windows - Opens and closes the Start Menu.
Control + Escape - Also opens the Start Menu.
Windows + A - Opens the Action Center.
Windows + E - Launches File Explorer.
Windows + I - Open the Settings app.
Windows + L - Locks your Windows 10 computer or device and takes you to the Lock screen.
Windows + M - Minimizes all the open windows from the desktop.
Windows + Print Screen - Takes a picture of your screen and automatically saves it in your Screenshots folder. By default, it is located in "This PC -> Pictures -> Screenshots."
Windows + , - Gives you a peek at the desktop.
Windows + Spacebar - Switches between available input languages and keyboard layouts.
Windows + W - Open Windows Ink Workspace, where you can interact with apps like Sticky Notes, Sketchpad or Snip & Sketch.
Windows + ; - Opens the emoji popup from where you can insert emojis into your text.
Switching Between Apps
Alt + Tab - Repeatedly pressing the Tab key while holding Alt cycles through open windows and apps. Release the Tab key on the window or app that you want to open.
Ctrl + Alt + Tab - Displays the list of open windows and apps and keeps the list on the screen even after you release the keys. You can then navigate through open windows and apps using the arrow keys or the mouse.
Windows + Tab - Opens Task view, from where you can switch between open windows or virtual desktops.
Managing App Windows
Windows + Left Arrow - Snaps the active window to the left half of your screen.
Windows + Right Arrow - Snaps the active window to the right half of your screen.
Windows + Up Arrow - Maximizes the active window both vertically and horizontally.
Windows + Down Arrow - Restores your active window to its initial state, or minimizes it.
Windows + Shift + Up Arrow - Maximizes the active window vertically, maintaining its width.
Windows + Shift + Down Arrow - Restores or minimizes your active window vertically, maintaining its width.
Windows + Home - Minimizes all inactive windows and restores them if you use the key combination again.
Windows + 1, Windows +2, etc. - Launch the first, second, third... application pinned to the taskbar, and so on. For instance, Windows + 1 launches whichever application is first in the list, numbered from left to right.
Windows + T - Highlights the first application in the taskbar. You can use the arrow keys to cycle through the taskbar applications. The applications that are running also display a thumbnail above their icon when you select them.
Windows + B - If the Notification Area Icons are set to "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar," this keyboard shortcut highlights the first application in the system tray. You can use the arrow keys to cycle through all the applications found in the system tray. If the "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar" is disabled, this keyboard shortcut highlights the "Show hidden icons" arrow. You can then press Enter to display the hidden icons or use the arrow keys to cycle through the applications found in the system tray.
Shift + click on a taskbar application - Launches a new instance of the selected application. It works only for applications which support running in multiple instances, like Microsoft Office or Internet browsers.
Ctrl + Shift + click on a taskbar application - Launches a new instance of the selected application with administrator rights. It works only for applications which support running in multiple instances, like Microsoft Office or Internet browsers.
Shift + right-click on a taskbar application - Launches the contextual menu for that application instead of the list with recent items or pinned tasks or folders.