Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 Apps

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Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10 are very important to know because the keys or key combinations that provide another way to do something you normally do with a mouse.

The following are common keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 Apps, such as on:

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Calculator
  • Game bar
  • Groove
  • Maps
  • Movies & TV
  • Paint
  • Paint 3D
  • Photos
  • Voice Recorder
  • WordPad

Microsoft Edge keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Ctrl + D Add current site to favorites or reading list
Ctrl + I Open favorites pane
Ctrl + J Open downloads pane
Ctrl + H Open history pane
Ctrl + P Print the current page
Ctrl + F
Find on page
Alt + C Open Cortana

Note

Cortana is only available in certain countries/regions, and some Cortana features might not be available everywhere. Learn more: Why isn’t Cortana Available on my Windows 10 PC

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Ctrl + Shift + R Enter reading view
Ctrl + T Open a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + T Reopen the last closed tab
Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4 Close the active tab
Ctrl + K Duplicate tab
Ctrl + N Open a new window
Ctrl + Shift + P Open a new InPrivate Browsing window
Ctrl + Tab Switch to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Switch to the previous tab
Ctrl + 1, 2, 3, and so on Switch to a specific tab number
Ctrl + 9 Switch to the last tab
Ctrl + Plus (+) Zoom in (25%)
Ctrl + Minus (-) Zoom out (25%)
Ctrl + 0 (zero) Reset zoom level
Backspace or Alt + Left arrow Go back
Alt + Right arrow Go forward
F5 or Ctrl + R Refresh the page
Esc Stop loading the page
Ctrl + L or Ctrl + O (letter O) Select the URL in the address bar to edit
Ctrl + Shift + L Open address bar query in a new tab
Ctrl + E Open a search query in the address bar
Ctrl + Enter Add www. to the beginning and .com to the end of text typed in the address bar
Ctrl + click Open link in a new tab
Ctrl + Shift + click Open link in a new tab and switch to that tab
Alt + Shift + click Open link in a new window
Ctrl + Shift + M Start creating web notes
Ctrl + Alt + M Copy selected content into a web note
F12 Open F12 Developer Tools
Ctrl + U View source
F6 Toggle focus between webpage content and the address bar
F7 Turn caret browsing on for the active tab
Ctrl + Shift + Delete Show controls to clear browsing data
When reading books in Microsoft Edge:
Alt + T Open or close the table of contents
Ctrl + B Open or close your list of bookmarks
Ctrl + Shift + D Add or remove a bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + O Open or close Options
Ctrl + Shift + Y Open or close the reading bar
Ctrl + Shift + U Open Books in the Hub
Ctrl + Shift + G Start read aloud
F11 Enter or exit full-screen reading
Left or Up arrow, or Page Up Go to next page
Right or Down arrow, or Page Down Go to previous page
Home Go to beginning of book
End Go to end of book
Ctrl + F Search the book
Ctrl + Shift + S Save the book locally (for books not purchased in the Microsoft Store)
Ctrl + G Go to page (when the book supports page lists)
Alt + A Open the Notes panel
When reading fixed-layout books in Microsoft Edge:
Ctrl + Shift + A Toggle between “fit to width” and “fit to page” layout
F8 Toggle between one-page and two-page layouts
When reading PDF documents in Microsoft Edge:
Ctrl + G Go to a specific page number
Alt + T Open or close the table of contents
Ctrl + F Search the document
Ctrl + Plus (+) or Ctrl + Minus (-) Zoom in / zoom out
Ctrl + Shift + A Toggle between “fit to width” and “fit to page” layout
F8 Toggle between one-page and two-page layouts
F9 Rotate PDF
F11 Enter or exit full-screen reading
Ctrl + Shift + G Start read aloud
Ctrl + Shift + M Add notes to PDF books
Ctrl + Shift + S Save a copy of the PDF document

Calculator keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Alt + 1 Switch to Standard mode
Alt + 2 Switch to Scientific mode
Alt + 3 Switch to Programmer mode
Alt + 4 Switch to Date Calculation mode
Ctrl + M Store in memory
Ctrl + P Add to memory
Ctrl + Q Subtract from memory
Ctrl + R Recall from memory
Ctrl + L Clear memory
Delete Clear current input (select CE)
Esc Fully clear input (select C)
F9 Select ±
R Select 1/x
@ Calculate the square root
% Select %
Ctrl + H Turn calculation history on or off
Up arrow Move up in history list
Down arrow Move down in history list
Ctrl + Shift + D Clear history
F3 Select DEG in Scientific mode
F4 Select RAD in Scientific mode
F5 Select GRAD in Scientific mode
Ctrl + G Select 10x in Scientific mode
Ctrl + O Select cosh in Scientific mode
Ctrl + S Select sinh in Scientific mode
Ctrl + T Select tanh in Scientific mode
Shift + S Select sin-1 in Scientific mode
Shift + O Select cos-1 in Scientific mode
Shift + T Select tan-1 in Scientific mode
Ctrl + Y Select y√x in Scientific mode
D Select Mod in Scientific mode
L Select log in Scientific mode
M Select dms in Scientific mode
N Select ln in Scientific mode
Ctrl + N Select ex in Scientific mode
O Select cos in Scientific mode
P Select Pi in Scientific mode
Q Select x2 in Scientific mode
S Select sin in Scientific mode
T Select tan in Scientific mode
V Select F-E in Scientific mode
X Select Exp in Scientific mode
Y, ^ Select xy in Scientific mode
# Select x3 in Scientific mode
! Select n! in Scientific mode
% Select Mod in Scientific or Programmer mode
F2 Select DWORD in Programmer mode
F3 Select WORD in Programmer mode
F4 Select BYTE in Programmer mode
F5 Select HEX in Programmer mode
F6 Select DEC in Programmer mode
F7 Select OCT in Programmer mode
F8 Select BIN in Programmer mode
F12 Select QWORD in Programmer mode
A-F Select A-F in Programmer mode
J Select RoL in Programmer mode
K Select RoR in Programmer mode
< Select Lsh in Programmer mode
> Select Rsh in Programmer mode
% Select Mod in Programmer mode
| Select Or in Programmer mode
^ Select Xor in Programmer mode
~ Select Not in Programmer mode
& Select And in Programmer mode
Spacebar Toggle the bit value in Programmer mode

Game bar keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Windows logo key + G Open Game bar when a game is open
Windows logo key  + Alt + G Record the last 30 seconds
Windows logo key  + Alt + R Start or stop recording
Windows logo key  + Alt + Print Screen Take a screenshot of your game
Windows logo key  + Alt + T Show or hide recording timer
 Windows logo key  + Alt + M Turn the microphone on or off
 Windows logo key  + Alt + B Start or stop broadcasting
 Windows logo key  + Alt + W Show camera during broadcast

Groove keyboard shortcuts

 Press this key  To do this
 Ctrl + P  Play or pause
 Ctrl + F  Skip to next song
 Ctrl + B  Restart current song or skip to previous
 F9  Volume up
 F8  Volume down
 F7  Mute volume
 Ctrl + Enter  Select an item and enter selection mode
 Ctrl + A  Select all
 Delete  Delete selected item(s)
 Ctrl + Shift + P  Play selected item
 Ctrl + T  Repeat on or off
 Ctrl + H  Shuffle on or off
 Ctrl + Q  Search

Maps keyboard shortcuts

 Press this key  To do this
Arrow keys Pan the map in any direction
Ctrl + plus or minus key (+ or -) Zoom in or out
Ctrl + Left or Right arrow keys Rotate
 Ctrl + Up or Down arrow keys Tilt
+ or – keys Zoom in or out in 3D Cities view
Page Up or Page Down Move farther or closer in 3D Cities view
Ctrl + Y Switch map views between aerial and road
Ctrl + Home Center map on your current location
Ctrl + D Get directions
Ctrl + F Search
Ctrl + M Minimize the active tab
Ctrl + P Print
Ctrl + T Show or hide traffic
Backspace Go back
Ctrl + H Share
Ctrl + L Move focus to map
Ctrl + W Close the active tab
Ctrl + Tab Go to the next tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Go to previous tab
Ctrl + S Show or hide Streetside
Ctrl + C Copy to clipboard

Movies & TV keyboard shortcuts

 Press this key  To do this
Alt + Enter Play full-screen
Esc Leave full-screen
Enter Select something that’s in focus
Spacebar
or
Ctrl + P
Play or pause (when a video is in focus)
Alt + Left arrow key
or
Windows logo key  + Backspace
Go back
Ctrl + T Turn repeat on or off
F7 Mute the sound
F8 Volume down
F9 Volume up

Paint keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
F11 View a picture in full-screen mode
F12 Save the picture as a new file
Ctrl + A Select the whole picture
Ctrl + B Bold selected text
Ctrl + C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + E Open the Properties dialog box
Ctrl + G Show or hide gridlines
Ctrl + I Italicize selected text
Ctrl + N Create a new picture
Ctrl + O Open an existing picture
Ctrl + P Print a picture
Ctrl + R Show or hide the ruler
Ctrl + S Save changes to a picture
Ctrl + U Underline selected text
Ctrl + V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl + W Open the Resize and Skew dialog
Ctrl + X Cut a selection
Ctrl + Y Redo a change
Ctrl + Z Undo a change
Ctrl + plus (+) Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
Ctrl + minus (-) Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
Ctrl + Page Up Zoom in
Ctrl + Page Down Zoom out
Alt + F4 Close a picture and its Paint window
Right arrow Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel
Left arrow Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel
Down arrow Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel
Up arrow Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel
Shift + F10 Show the context menu

Paint 3D keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Ctrl + 0  or NumberPad0 Reset zoom
Ctrl + 3 Switch views
Ctrl + A Selects all 3D items in your workspace; repeat command to toggle to select all 2D items
Ctrl + B Bold selected text
Ctrl + C Copy selected item
Ctrl + Insert Copy selected item
Ctrl + Shift + C Capture a screenshot
Ctrl + E Show canvas properties
Ctrl + Shift + E Show or hide 3D perspective
Ctrl + G Group objects
Ctrl + Shift + G Ungroup objects
I Turn on eyedropper
Ctrl + I Italicize selected text
M Minimize or expand the side menu
Ctrl + N Create a new picture or file
Ctrl + O Open an existing picture or file
Ctrl + P Print in 2D
Ctrl + S Save
Ctrl + Shift + S Save as
Ctrl + U Underline selected text
Ctrl + V Paste selected item
Shift + Insert Paste selected item
Ctrl + W Select canvas
Ctrl + Shift + W Show or hide canvas
Ctrl + X Cut selected item
Shift + Delete Cut selected item
Ctrl + Shift + X 2D crop
Ctrl + Y Redo an action
Ctrl + Z Undo an action
Escape Stop or leave the current task
Home Reset view
PgUp Zoom in
Ctrl + PgUp Zoom in
PgDn Zoom out
Ctrl + PgDn Zoom out
Ctrl + mouse wheel Zoom in or out
Ctrl + Left Orbit left
Ctrl + Right Orbit right
Ctrl + Up Orbit up
Ctrl + Down Orbit down
Alt + Left Pan left
Alt + Right Pan right
Alt + Up Pan up
Alt + Down Pan down
Ctrl + Minus (-) or [ Decrease brush size
Ctrl + Plus (+) or ] Increase brush size
Right arrow Move selection or active shape right by one pixel
Left arrow Move selection or active shape left by one pixel
Down arrow Move selection or active shape down by one pixel
Up arrow Move selection or active shape up by one pixel
Alt + F4 Close program
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activate the Menu bar in the app
Shift + F10 Show the context menu
F11 View picture in full-screen mode
F12 Save picture as a new file

Photos keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
Spacebar (in Collection) Select an item and enter Selection mode
Enter (from Selection mode) Select an item while in Selection mode
Spacebar (viewing a photo) Show or hide commands
Spacebar (viewing a video) Play or pause the video
Arrow keys (in Collection) Scroll up, down, left, or right
Left or right arrow keys (on a single item or slideshow) Show the next or previous item
Arrow keys (on a zoomed photo) Move within the photo
Ctrl + plus or minus (+ or -) Zoom in or out when viewing a photo
Ctrl + 0 Reset zoom on a photo
Esc Return to previous screen
Ctrl + S Save
Ctrl + P Print
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + R (viewing or editing) Rotate a photo
E (viewing a photo) Enhance a photo
Ctrl + Z (editing) Undo changes
Ctrl + Y (editing) Redo changes
Ctrl + / (editing) View original
Shift + arrow keys Resize crop or selective focus area
Ctrl + arrow keys Move crop or selective focus area
F5 (viewing an item) Start a slide show
Alt + Enter View file info
Ctrl + L Set as lock screen
Ctrl + N (in Albums view)  Create a new album
Ctrl + R (in Albums view)  Remove album
Ctrl + D  Add selected items to album
Ctrl + U  Remove selected items from album

Voice Recorder keyboard shortcuts

 Press this key  To do this
 Ctrl + R  Start a new recording
 Ctrl + M  Add a new marker to the recording
 Delete  Delete the selected recording
 Spacebar  Play or pause
 Backspace  Go back
 F2  Rename a recording
 Right or Left arrow  Jump ahead or back while playing a recording
 Shift + Right or Left arrow  Jump further ahead or back
 Home  Jump to the start of the recording
 End  Jump to the end of the recording

WordPad keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this
F3 Search for the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box
F12 Save the document as a new file
Ctrl + 1 Set single line spacing
Ctrl + 2 Set double line spacing
Ctrl + 5 Set line spacing to 1.5
Ctrl + A Select all
Ctrl + B Make selected text bold
Ctrl + C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
Ctrl + D Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing
Ctrl + E Align text center
Ctrl + F Search for text in a document
Ctrl + H Replace text in a document
Ctrl + I Italicize selected text
Ctrl + J Justify text
Ctrl + L Align text left
Ctrl + N Create a new document
Ctrl + O Open an existing document
Ctrl + P Print a document
Ctrl + R Align text right
Ctrl + S Save changes to a document
Ctrl + U Underline selected text
Ctrl + V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
Ctrl + X Cut a selection
Ctrl + Y Redo a change
Ctrl + Z Undo a change
Ctrl + equal (=) Make selected text subscript
Ctrl + Shift + equal (=) Make selected text superscript
Ctrl + Shift + greater than (>) Increase the font size
Ctrl + Shift + less than (<) Decrease the font size
Ctrl + Shift + A Change characters to all capitals
Ctrl + Shift + L Change the bullet style
Ctrl + Left arrow Move the cursor one word to the left
Ctrl + Right arrow Move the cursor one word to the right
Ctrl + Up arrow Move the cursor to the previous line
Ctrl + Down arrow Move the cursor to the next line
Ctrl + Home Move to the beginning of the document
Ctrl + End Move to the end of the document
Ctrl + Page Up Move up one page
Ctrl + Page Down Move down one page
Ctrl + Delete Delete the next word
Alt + F4 Close WordPad
Shift + F10 Show the context menu

Source: Microsoft Support

Note: With a touch keyboard, you’ll need to press the Ctrl key to view some shortcuts.

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