Windows 10: new keyboard shortcuts

Surface Pro 3 TypeCover keyboard

There are many new features in Windows 10 that are included in the Technical Preview and Microsoft is promising even more as they are ready for testing. But with new features there are also new keyboard shortcuts that are included as well.

In the Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft is revealing that there are at least six new keyboard shortcuts, for those who love getting things done with the keyboard. And while many of them are to make the new virtual desktops more productive, there are a few other to help you navigate the operating system.

Here are all the new keyboard shortcuts:

  • Snapping window: WIN + LEFT or RIGHT (can be used with UP or DOWN to get into quadrants)
  • Switch to recent window: ALT + TAB (unchanged) – Hold shows new Task view window view, let go and switches to app.
  • Task view: WIN + TAB – New Task view opens up and stays open.
  • Create new virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + D
  • Close current virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + F4
  • Switch virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + LEFT or RIGHT

These are the new shortcuts that are included in the Technical Preview of Windows 10, and as Microsoft keeps working in the software more will be added toward the final release in mid-2015.

Source Microsoft