Keyboard Shortcuts for Multiple Monitors

Windows has many keyboard shortcuts which can be used to manipulate programs and windows more efficiently that using the mouse.

This list contains the keyboard combinations (left hand column) and the outcome (right hand column). All keys in the combination must be pressed at the same time.

  • Windows Key + Home - Clear all but the active window.
  • Windows Key + Spacebar - All windows become transparent so you can see through to the desktop.
  • Windows Key + Up Arrow - Maximize the active window.
  • Shift + Windows Key + Up Arrow - Maximize the active window vertically.
  • Windows Key + Down Arrow - Minimize the window/Restore the window if it's maximized.
  • Windows Key + Left/Right Arrows - Dock the window to the side of the current monitor. Additional presses will push the application to the next monitor edge, then center, then opposite edge continuing in this pattern across all available monitors.
  • Shift + Windows Key + Left/Right Arrows - Move the window to the monitor on the left or right.
  • Windows Key + D – Shows the Desktop. Press again to bring all previously opened windows back onto the screen.
  • Windows Key + Home – Minimize all windows except the active window.
  • Shift + Windows Key + [Number Key] – Opens the window of the corresponding numbered Task Bar button, starting from the left as 1, next 2 an so on.
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