Microsoft releases printable Windows 10 key shortcut list

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Well do you know your Windows key shortcuts in Windows 10? Just go through my previous post for handy keyboard shortcuts on Windows 10. If you need a cheat sheet, Microsoft has just published one that you can download and print.

While Microsoft already offers online documentation on keyboard shortcuts, the format of the page can be difficult to sift through. Fortunately, Microsoft now offers an offline version in Word .DOCX format

Thanks to Mary Jo Foley for spotting it.

There are 42 shortcuts in total, mostly dealing with window management, the Start menu, the Task view, and Cortana. Keep in mind the list only includes Windows key shortcuts, not shortcuts involving Ctrl or Alt.

You can grab the official document straight from Microsoft. Also the Office Web Apps version

Windows 10 – Keyboard Shortcuts

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Friends,

In this blog post, I’d like to share a list of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts with you.

Windows 10 has been launched and it is running on over 70 million devices as when the post is being written. This post lists many new keyboard shortcuts that have been included in Windows 10 and also the ones that pre-exist on Windows devices.

Here’s my list of Windows 10 shortcuts, and – in addition – some of my favorite “old but gold” shortcuts known from previous versions of Windows:

New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10

  • WIN + A : Open Action Center
  • WIN + G : Open Game Bar
  • WIN + I : Open Settings “Trusted Windows Store” App
  • WIN + Q : Search using voice in Cortana
  • WIN + S : Search using text in Cortana
  • WIN + X : Open Context menu associated with Start button
  • WIN + Print Screen : Capture Screenshot of current window and save it in Pictures folder
  • WIN + Ctrl + D : Create new Virtual Desktop
  • WIN + Ctrl + Left / WIN + Ctrl + Right : Switch between Virtual Desktops
  • WIN + Ctrl + F4 : Close Current Virtual Desktop
  • WIN + TAB : Open Task View
  • WIN + Left Key / WIN + Right Key : Snap Windows to Left/Right
  • WIN + Up Key / WIN + Down Key : Snap Windows to Up/Down

Existing Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10

  • WIN + B : Show Hidden Icons in Task bar
  • WIN + D : Show Desktop
  • WIN + E : File Explorer
  • WIN + H : Open Share Bar
  • WIN + K : Open Connect Bar
  • WIN + L : Lock User
  • WIN + P : Project Screen
  • WIN + R : Open Run Box

I’m pretty sure there are much more keyboard shortcuts you can use to speed up your work with Windows 10. If you experience new ones, please let me know! I will try to keep the above list up to date.

Hope the shortcuts help you. Keep learning and sharing.

Microsoft announces India pricing for Windows 10

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Following the launch of Windows 10 on Wednesday in 190 countries as a free upgrade for Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1 users and new PC and tablet users, Microsoft on Thursday made the latest version of its desktop and tablet operating system available to buy for new users in India. Microsoft has now listed the pricing for the full version of the software.

The Windows 10 operating system can be purchased from Microsoft’s official online store – Microsoftstore.com.

Users who do not qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10 (including users of Windows Vista and XP), people who’re assembling a new PC and Mac users can buy the full version of the OS at Rs 7,999 for the Home version and Rs 14,999 for the Pro version.

Microsoft is offering free upgrade to Windows 10 for users of Windows 7 and Windows 10 users provided they update their systems within one year of the OS’ availability.

People who reserved their upgrade to Windows 10 will be notified in phases when their upgrade is ready to be installed. For business customers, Windows 10 is available to start deploying within work environments, and starting August 1, organizations that have volume licensing can upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education.

A Microsoft Phone Companion app enables iPhone’s, Android or Windows phones to work with Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft Unveils – Windows 10 Launch Website

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Before of the launch of Windows 10 on Wednesday, Microsoft has unveiled a website dedicated to the launch event of the OS. The launch site — http://blogs.windows.com/launch/ — has tweets embedded that show individuals from all around the world talking about Windows using the hashtag #UpgradeYourWorld.

The website also lists all the videos in the “10 Reasons to Upgrade” campaign, highlighting several Windows 10 features including Microsoft Edge, Cortana, Continuum, Windows Hello and more. And finally, Ninja cat is also represented. The site has also included a Windows Quick Guide

Hello Windows 10: Release Date – July 29

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Terry Myerson –

Today, I’m excited to share the availability date for Windows 10. In fact, I thought I’d let Cortana, the world’s most personal digital assistant, share the news. You can ask Cortana for the answer, or if you don’t have a Windows phone or a PC running the Windows 10 Insider Preview handy – you can hear it for yourself.

Yeah it’s official now! Microsoft has publicized the release date of Windows 10.  Windows 10 will be available on July 29 in 190 countries. This is the day in which all existing Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users who reserved their free upgrade will be able to install Windows 10.

Hear Cortana announcing the date!

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Microsoft on Monday announced that Windows 10 would hit the market on July 29, nearly three years after the company launched Windows 8. Windows 10 will initially be available for laptops and PCs and Microsoft hasn’t yet announced when smartphones and tablets will get the upgrade. The company hasn’t yet announced pricing details for Windows 10, although the final retail price has been tipped.

Microsoft has said it has been working to ensure that all your apps from previous versions of Windows work smoothly on Windows 10. Myerson says, “The Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with your current Windows device and applications. We are hard at work to make this upgrade process a great experience.”

This is excellent news for all users looking to upgrade to Windows 10 soon. Microsoft recently started the Windows 10 advertising campaign by allowing Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to reserve their upgrade via a popup on the taskbar. July 29th is exactly where rumors were pointing earlier in the year, so it looks like Microsoft are on track.

To get Windows 10 on launch day, Microsoft suggests that you reserve a copy. The company says the reservation process, for both upgrades and purchases, is simple. An update notification will pop up in the system tray of eligible computers and user can click the notification to complete the reservation process. Alternatively users can reserve a copy by visiting this page. Should you purchase a PC or laptop running Windows 8.1 between now and July 29, the device will be eligible for a free update to Windows 10. Microsoft said many retail stores will be able to update these computers to Windows 10 for free.

The Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with your current Windows device and applications*. We are hard at work to make this upgrade process a great experience. You can reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade now through a simple reservation process. Look for this icon in your system tray at the bottom of your screen, simply click on the icon, and then complete the reservation process. Terry Myerson further added that, Windows 10 for other devices would be available later this year. You can find more details on how this works at Windows.com.

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If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you.

Releasing Windows 10 on July 29th. Count Down has begun. Will you be upgrading?

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Announcing Windows 10

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It’s a humbling and amazing thing to work on Windows, which is used by over 1.5 billion people in every country of the world. From kids playing with computers for the first time, to writers and journalists, to engineers, to gamers, to CEOs, at some point Windows has empowered all of us.

In the Windows team, we’re proud of this – but we also know that the world today is very different from the one in which Windows grew up. Today, devices outnumber people. Connectivity is like oxygen. The tension between the desire for agility versus stability poses a huge challenge for IT Pros. Experiences – no matter what device you’re on – just need to work. The only thing that hasn’t really changed is the situation for developers – still too much to do, and not enough time.

One way to look at it is that Windows is at a threshold :-). It’s time for a new Windows. This new Windows must be built from the ground-up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. This new Windows must help our customers be productive in both their digital work and their digital life. This new Windows must empower people and organizations to do great things.

 That new Windows is Windows 10.

Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows. Windows 10 unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. Windows 10 embodies what our customers (both consumers and enterprises) demand and what we will deliver.

We are excited to announce the Windows Insider Program, where PC experts and IT Pros can get access to a technical preview of Windows 10 for desktops and laptops. Soon after, we’ll also be releasing technical previews of Windows Server and our management tools.

With the Insider program, we’re inviting our most enthusiastic Windows customers to shape Windows 10 with us. We know they’re a vocal bunch – and we’re looking forward to hearing from them.

The Windows Insider Program is intended for PC experts and IT pros who are comfortable using pre-release software with variable quality. Insiders will receive a steady stream of early builds from us with the latest features we’re experimenting with.

I encourage everyone reading this to sign up for the Windows Insider Program, download the technical preview, and let me know what you think

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Source :- Windows Blog