October 3, 2014 12:27 pm

Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

Brad Sams asked me on Twitter yesterday if we had a list of new keyboard shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Here is what I was able to pull together for the keyboard junkies out there:

  • 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

Scott Hanselman also did a very thorough post on keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) for Command Prompt in the Windows 10 Technical Preview if you’re into that sort of thing.

Updated November 7, 2014 5:58 pm