List of 101 Useful Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut

 

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Work fast at lightening speed with Windows 8 shortcut or hot keys. Knowing shortcut keys is highly important to avoid unnecessary clicks.  Another advantage of knowing hotkeys is people or friends sitting next to you astonish the way operate things in an Operating system in no time. ;) Windows 8 comes with lots of keyboard shortcuts that can be used to quickly access specific tools or features.

Windows 8 the latest operating system of Microsoft comes with plenty of improvements and enhanced security features compared to its predecessors.Make use of the following list of Windows 8 hotkeys to launch any application and appz at lightening speed ;)

List of 101 Useful Windows 8 Hotkeys:

  1. Windows key: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
  2. Windows key + C: Access the charms bar
  3. Windows key + Tab: Access the Modern Desktop Taskbar
  4. Windows key + I: Access the Settings charm
  5. Windows key + H: Access the Share charm
  6. Windows key + K: Access the Devices charm
  7. Windows key + Q: Access the Apps Search screen
  8. Windows key + F: Access the Files Search screen
  9. Windows key + W: Access the Settings Search screen
  10. Windows key + P: Access the Second Screen bar
  11. Windows key + Z: Brings up the App Bar when you have a Modern Desktop App running
  12. Windows key + X: Access the Windows Tools Menu
  13. Windows key + O: Lock screen orientation
  14. Windows key + . : Move the screen split to the right
  15. Windows key + Shift + . : Move the screen split to the left
  16. Windows key + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications
  17. Windows key + Shift + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications in reverse order
  18. Windows key + PrtScn: Takes a screenshot of the screen and automatically saves it in the Pictures folder as Screenshot
  19. Windows key + Enter: Launch Narrator
  20. Windows key + E: Open Computer
  21. Windows key + R: Open the Run dialog box
  22. Windows key + U: Open Ease of Access Center
  23. Windows key + Ctrl + F: Open Find Computers dialog box
  24. Windows key + Pause/Break: Open the System page
  25. Windows key + 1..10: Launch a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
  26. Windows key + B: Select the first item in the Notification Area and then use the arrow keys to cycle through the items Press Enter to open the selected item
  27. Windows key + Ctrl + B: Access the program that is displaying a message in the Notification Area
  28. Windows key + T: Cycle through the items on the Taskbar
  29. Windows key + M: Minimize all windows
  30. Windows key + Shift + M: Restore all minimized windows
  31. Windows key + D: Show/Hide Desktop (minimize/restore all windows)
  32. Windows key + L: Lock computer
  33. Windows key + Up Arrow: Maximize current window
  34. Windows key + Down Arrow: Minimize/restore current window
  35. Windows key + Home: Minimize all but the current window
  36. Windows key + Left Arrow: Tile window on the left side of the screen
  37. Windows key + Right Arrow: Tile window on the right side of the screen
  38. Windows key + F1: Launch Windows Help and Support
  39. PageUp: Scroll forward on the Modern Desktop Start screen
  40. PageDown: Scroll backward on the Modern Desktop Start screen
  41. Esc: Close a charm
  42. Ctrl + Esc: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
  43. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Activate the Semantic Zoom on the Modern Desktop screen
  44. Alt: Display a hidden Menu Bar
  45. Alt + D: Select the Address Bar
  46. Alt + P: Display the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer
  47. Alt + Tab: Cycle forward through open windows
  48. Alt + Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through open windows
  49. Alt + F: Close the current window Open the Shut Down Windows dialog box from the Desktop
  50. Alt + Spacebar: Access the Shortcut menu for current window
  51. Alt + Esc: Cycle between open programs in the order that they were opened
  52. Alt + Enter: Open the Properties dialog box of the selected item
  53. Alt + PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the active Window and place it in the clipboard
  54. Alt + Up Arrow: Move up one folder level in Windows Explorer
  55. Alt + Left Arrow: Display the previous folder
  56. Alt + Right Arrow: Display the next folder
  57. Shift + Insert: CD/DVD Load CD/DVD without triggering Autoplay or Autorun
  58. Shift + Delete: Permanently delete the item
  59. Shift + F6: Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
  60. Shift + F10: Access the context menu for the selected item
  61. Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
  62. Shift + Click: Select a consecutive group of items
  63. Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of a program
  64. Ctrl + A: Select all items
  65. Ctrl + C: Copy the selected item
  66. Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item
  67. Ctrl + V: Paste the selected item
  68. Ctrl + D: Delete selected item
  69. Ctrl + Z: Undo an action
  70. Ctrl + Y: Redo an action
  71. Ctrl + N: Open a new window in Windows Explorer
  72. Ctrl + W: Close current window in Windows Explorer
  73. Ctrl + E: Select the Search box in the upper right corner of a window
  74. Ctrl + Shift + N: Create new folder
  75. Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open the Windows Task Manager
  76. Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use arrow keys to cycle through open windows
  77. Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Access the Windows Security screen
  78. Ctrl + Click: Select multiple individual items
  79. Ctrl + Click and drag an item: Copies that item in the same folder
  80. Ctrl + Shift + Click and drag an item: Creates a shortcut for that item in the same folder
  81. Ctrl + Tab: Move forward through tabs
  82. Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move backward through tabs
  83. Ctrl + Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of a program as an Administrator
  84. Ctrl + Click on a grouped Taskbar button: Cycle through the instances of a program in the group
  85. F1: Display Help
  86. F2: Rename a file
  87. F3: Open Search
  88. F4: Display the Address Bar list
  89. F5: Refresh display
  90. F6: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
  91. F7: Display command history in a Command Prompt
  92. F10: Display hidden Menu Bar
  93. F11: Toggle full screen display
  94. Tab: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
  95. PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the entire screen and place it in the clipboard
  96. Home: Move to the top of the active window
  97. End: Move to the bottom of the active window
  98. Delete: Delete the selected item
  99. Backspace: Display the previous folder in Windows Explorer Move up one folder level in Open or Save dialog box
  100. Esc: Close a dialog box
  101. Press Shift 5 times: Turn StickyKeys on or off

Most Useful Keyboard Shortcut Keys:

Fun unlimited fun with windows 8 operating system :) Please share any other shortcut keys if you know so others can get benefited out of it :)

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