Here, we have included the most basic Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts which are commonly used. If you are new to the Windows ecosystem, you can go through this section and get acquainted with the basics.

1. Copy, Cut and Paste

Shortcut Key: Ctrl + C, Ctrl + X and Ctrl + V

2. Select All

Shortcut Key: Ctrl + A

3. Switch Between Open Apps

Shortcut Key: Alt + Tab

4. Select a Block of Text

Shortcut Key: Shift + Left/Right/Up/Down Arrow Key

5. Undo an Action

Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Z

6. Move the Cursor to the Beginning of Text

Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Left/Right Arrow Key

7. Close Current Window

Shortcut Key: Alt + F4

8. Refresh the Current Window

Shortcut Key: F5

9. Delete Without Moving to Recycle Bin

Shortcut Key: Shift + Delete

10. Open Task Manager

Shortcut Key: Ctrl + Shift + Esc

Customize Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

In the above sections, we talked about the predefined keyboard shortcuts that ships with Windows 10. But what if we can customize the keyboard shortcuts to our preference? Well, here I am going to share two easy ways to personalize Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts. So without further ado, let’s begin with the native method first.

Customize Windows Keyboard Shortcuts with Native Settings

With the native way, you can assign your preferred keyboard shortcut for various apps. Whenever you press the assigned key combination, the specific app will open up. To assign shortcut keys, follow these steps.

Step 1: Right-click on an app of your choice and open “Properties”.

Step 2: You will find “Shortcut Key” in the Properties dialog. In the corresponding text field, press your choice of key combination and hit the “Ok” button.

Step 3: That’s it. Now whenever you will trigger the said keyboard shortcut, the assigned app will open up.

Customize Keyboard Shortcuts with WinHotKey

WinHotKey is a third-party app that lets you create system-wide hotkeys. It basically means that you can create a shortcut that can trigger an action from any app or environment. WinHotKey lets you create multiple keyboard shortcuts to launch applications, open a document, folder or quickly type some text in the background. You can use various combinations of Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Windows, numbers, and letters to create a unique shortcut key. Overall, it’s a powerhouse of an app. If you want to dive deep and customize Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts at length, WinHotKey is highly recommended.