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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Rather than using Menus, toolbars or ribbon buttons to get things done, you can directly use keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8 Operating System.

List of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts :

Windows 8 User Interface Shortcuts

Keystroke Combination Details
Windows logo key+B, D, M, and T Desktop
Windows logo key+C Charms
Windows logo key+E File Explorer
Windows logo key+E Files
Windows logo key+H Share
Windows logo key+I Settings
Windows logo key+K Devices
Windows logo key+L Lock Screen
Windows logo key+P Second Screen Settings
Windows logo key+Q Apps
Windows logo key+R Desktop with Run Dialog Open
Windows logo key+U Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key+W Settings Search
Windows logo key+X Power User Menu displays in lower-left Corner
Windows logo key+Z Toolbar along bottom with All Apps button
Windows logo key+Enter Launch Narrotar

Traditional Windows Shortcuts

Keystroke Combination Details
F1 Display Help for the active App
Ctrl+Esc Toggle between Windows UI and Desktop
Alt+Tab Switch between Open Programs
Shift+Delete Delete item permanently using File Explorer
F10 Activate Menu Bar Options
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Open Windows Task Manager

Editing Shortcuts

Keystroke Combination Details
Ctrl+C Copy
Ctrl+X Cut
Ctrl+V Paste
Ctrl+B Bold
Ctrl+U Underline
Ctrl+I Italic
Ctrl+Z Undo last Command
Ctrl+A Select all items in Active Window

File Explorer Shortcuts

Keystroke Combination Details
F2 Rename selected object
F3 Find all files
F5 Refresh active window
F6 or Tab Cycle through panes in File Explorer
Alt+Enter Open properties for selected object
Press and hold down Ctrl+Shift while
dragging a file to the desktop or a folder.
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Accessibility Shortcuts

Keystroke Combination Details
Press Shift five times Toggle StickyKeys on and off
Left Alt+left Shift+Num+Lock Toggle MouseKeys on and off
Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen Toggle high contrast on and off
Press down and hold the Num Lock key
for five seconds
Toggle ToggleKeys on and off
Press left mouse button and hold the
right Shift key for eight seconds
Toggle FilterKeys on and off

Desktop Shortcuts

Keystroke Combination Details
Windows logo key+M Minimize All
Windows logo key+F1 Help
Shift+Windows logo key+M Undo minimize All
Windows logo key+Tab Cycle through open Apps
Ctrl+Windows logo key+F Find Computer

Dialog Box Keyboard Commands

Keystroke Combination Details
Tab Move to the next control in the dialog box.
Shift+Tab Move to the previous control in the dialog box.
Spacebar If the current control is a button, this clicks the
button. If the current control is a check box, this toggles
the check box. If the current control is an option,
this selects the option.
Enter Equivalent to clicking the selected button (the button
with the outline).
Esc Equivalent to clicking the Cancel button.
Alt+underlined letter in dialog box item Move to the corresponding item.

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