2 must-know Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts for PC gamers

Make Sure Extend Mode Is Enabled

To move windows between multiple monitors, Extend mode must be enabled. Extend mode spreads your desktop between all of your available displays, so it’s like having one gigantic virtual workspace.

To enable Extend mode, press Windows + P to open up the “Project” menu. Select “Extend” by clicking or using the arrow keys and the Enter key.

Note that if you plan to manage full-screen apps l

Note that if you plan to manage full-screen apps like games across multiple monitors, the game or app itself may have its own multi-display settings within the program. Be sure to check the game or application’s graphics settings for any options related to multiple displays.

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Method 3 Multi-Monitor Setups

Lastly, for moving between multiple monitors, all you have to do is add SHIFT to the above key combo, so it would simply be Windows Key + Shift + right or left arrow.

For the power users who really want to control their windows, moving may not be enough. So here’s a few other shortcuts that could come in handy if you are left with nothing but a keyboard and Windows:

End – Will display the bottom of the active window (in case you need to scroll using the keyboard)

Home – Will display the top of the active window

F11 – Will either maximize or minimize the active window

Ctrl + Tab – If you have a window with tabs, then this will move you forward through the tabs

Ctrl + Shift + Tab – Will move you back through the tabs

Windows Key + Shift + Up Arrow – This will stretch a window to the top and bottom of the screen.

How to switch between fullscreen and Window mode for games

Switching between fullscreen for a UWP game is useful for capturing footage using the Windows 10 Game DVR. Otherwise, the capture system will also capture the title bar and the borders of the window. Use the following command to easily switch between fullscreen and window mode.

  • Hold down the Windows key and Shift, then press the Enter key.

This method is handy when the game itself doesn’t provide window sizing options, as seen with some UWP games. It works with some Win32 games, but not all.