By Andy Rathbone

Part of Windows 10 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

For many years, it’s been easy to place windows side-by-side on the desktop. Windows 10 expands on that concept, letting you easily place four windows side-by-side. With all of your windows visible on the desktop, it’s much easier to copy and paste information between them.

Windows 10 also introduces virtual desktops, a way of creating several separate desktops. You can align one project’s windows and programs on one desktop, for example, then switch to a second desktop to place windows for a separate project.

Both of these new features include their own new keyboard shortcuts.

Snapping Windows
To Do This. . . . . . Press These Keys
Snap window to upper right corner Win+RightArrow, then Win+UpArrow
Snap window to upper left corner Win+LeftArrow, then Win+UpArrow
Snap window to lower right corner Win+RightArrow, then Win+DownArrow
Snap window to lower left corner Win+LeftArrow, then Win+DownArrow


Virtual Desktops
To Do This. . . . . . Press These Keys
Create new virtual desktop Win+Ctrl+D
Close current virtual desktop Win+Ctrl+F4
View current virtual desktops Win+Tab (The desktops appear as thumbnails along the screen’s bottom edge.)
Switch between virtual desktops Win+Ctrl+Left or Win+Ctrl+Right