Windows 10 Gestures and Keyboard Shortcuts

Latest Windows 10 comes with a variety of gestures and keyboard shortcuts by which you can work really fast and effectively, some of these gestures are taken from ios and some are new. In previous versions of windows like in Windows 7 or Windows 8 these gestures were not present and to do all these normal tasks we have to point the pointer somewhere and then we have to do several clicks but in Windows 10 all these tasks are become really very easy because of Windows 10 gestures and keyboard shortcuts. Windows 10 catches up in some important ways like it got task view, it can give you multiple virtual desktops to work with and implements Mac-similar trackpad gestures to help you use it without clicks.

If you are a new user of Windows 10, here we are presenting a guide to using these shortcuts and Windows 10  gestures.

First, let’s talk about Gestures:

Windows 10 gestures are really cool they provide a variety of the task quickly for this please make sure that you have updated windows 10. Power users can Try out these gestures on the touchpad of your Windows 10 laptop:


Windows 10 Gestures

Select an item: One Finger Tap on the touchpad.
Scroll: Place two fingers on the touchpad and slide horizontally or vertically.
Zoom in or out: Place two fingers on the touchpad and pinch in or stretch out. Just like android mobile.
 right-click gesture:  Tap the touchpad with two fingers, or press on the lower-right corner of the touchpad.
See all open windows:  For this place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe upwards.
Show the desktop: Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe downwards.
Switch between open windows:  Place three fingers on the touchpad and swipe right or left.
Open Cortana:  Tap three fingers on the touchpad.
Open action center: Tap four fingers on the touchpad.
Switch virtual desktops:  Place four fingers on the touchpad and swipe right or left.


You can also use this image as reference:


If you want to use the new window management stuff quickly without resorting to dragging your mouse pointer around on the screen, the keyboard shortcuts are nearly as useful for people who bother to learn them (and they can do a few things, like creating and switching between virtual desktops, that the trackpad gestures can’t).


Keyboard shortcuts

Windows key + Ctrl + F4Close current virtual desktop.Windows key + Ctrl + left/rightSwitch between virtual desktops.

Windows key + Up Maximize window.
Windows key + down Minimize the window.
Windows key + left/right Snap window to left/right half of screen. Keep pressing left/right to keep moving the window across multiple monitors.
Windows key + left/right, then up/down Snap window to a quadrant of the screen like on the upper right corner.
Windows key + Tab Task view. You don’t need to hold the buttons to stay in Task View just press again to exit Task View.
Windows key + Ctrl + D Create a new virtual desktop.


This isn’t the complete list of keyboard shortcuts in Windows, but they’re the most important ones when it comes to general window management.

Also Read: How to Enable God Mode in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7

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