This guide lists shortcut keys that you can use from the desktop in Windows 10. You can save time and speed-up your works by using these shortcuts.

ShortcutDescription
Windows keyOpen and close the Start menu.
+1, +2, etc.Switch to the desktop and launch the nth application in the taskbar. For example, +1 launches whichever application is first in the list, numbered from left to right.
+AOpen the action center.
+BHighlight the notification area.
+CLaunch Cortana into listening mode. Users can begin to speak to Cortana immediately
Windows logo+DSwitch between Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other windows) and the previous state.
+ESwitch to the desktop and launch File Explorer with the Quick Access tab displayed.
+HOpen the Share  charm.
+IOpen the Settings  app.
+KOpen the Connect pane to connect to wireless displays and audio devices.
+LLock the device and go to the Lock screen.
+MSwitch to the desktop and minimize all open windows.
+OLock device orientation.
+POpen the Project pane to search and connect to external displays and projectors.
+RDisplay the Run dialog box.
+SLaunch Cortana. Users can begin to type a query immediately.
+TCycle through the apps on the taskbar.
+ULaunch the Ease of Access Center.
+VCycle through notifications.
+XOpen the advanced menu in the lower-left corner of the screen.
+ZOpen the app-specific command bar.
+ENTERLaunch Narrator.
+SPACEBARSwitch input language and keyboard layout.
+TABOpen Task view.
+,Peek at the desktop.
+Plus SignZoom in.
+Minus SignZoom out.
+ESCAPEClose Magnifier.
+LEFT ARROWDock the active window to the left half of the monitor.
+RIGHT ARROWDock the active window to the right half of the monitor.
+UP ARROWMaximize the active window vertically and horizontally.
+DOWN ARROWRestore or minimize the active window.
+SHIFT+UP ARROWMaximize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
+SHIFT+
DOWN ARROW
Restore or minimize the active window vertically, maintaining the current width.
+SHIFT+LEFT ARROWWith multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the left.
+SHIFT+RIGHT ARROWWith multiple monitors, move the active window to the monitor on the right.
+HOMEMinimize all nonactive windows; restore on second keystroke.
+PRNT SCRNTake a picture of the screen and place it in the Computer>Pictures>Screenshots folder.
+CTRL+LEFT/RIGHT arrowSwitch to the next or previous virtual desktop.
+CTRL+DCreate a new virtual desktop.
+CTRL+F4Close the current virtual desktop.
+?Launch the Windows Feedback App.