List of 113 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts - CheatSheet

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List of 113 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts - CheatSheet

Here is a very comprehensive and complete list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 (Many of these will work on Windows 7 also). Bookmark or print this page for your keyboard shortcutting pleasure!

  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 + Shift + 1..10: Launch a new instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
  27. Windows key + Ctrl + 1..10: Access the last active instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
  28. Windows key + Alt + 1..10: Access the Jump List of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
  29. 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
  30. Windows key + Ctrl + B: Access the program that is displaying a message in the Notification Area
  31. Windows key + T: Cycle through the items on the Taskbar
  32. Windows key + M: Minimize all windows
  33. Windows key + Shift + M: Restore all minimized windows
  34. Windows key + D: Show/Hide Desktop (minimize/restore all windows)
  35. Windows key + L: Lock computer
  36. Windows key + Up Arrow: Maximize current window
  37. Windows key + Down Arrow: Minimize/restore current window
  38. Windows key + Home: Minimize all but the current window
  39. Windows key + Left Arrow: Tile window on the left side of the screen
  40. Windows key + Right Arrow: Tile window on the right side of the screen
  41. Windows key + Shift + Up Arrow: Extend current window from the top to the bottom of the screen
  42. Windows key + Shift + Left/Right Arrow: Move the current window from one monitor to the next
  43. Windows key + F1: Launch Windows Help and Support
  44. PageUp: Scroll forward on the Modern Desktop Start screen
  45. PageDown: Scroll backward on the Modern Desktop Start screen
  46. Esc: Close  a charm
  47. Ctrl + Esc: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
  48. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Activate the Semantic Zoom on the Modern Desktop screen
  49. Alt: Display a hidden Menu Bar
  50. Alt + D: Select the Address Bar
  51. Alt + P: Display the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer
  52. Alt + Tab: Cycle forward through open windows
  53. Alt + Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through open windows
  54. Alt + F: Close the current window Open the Shut Down Windows dialog box from the Desktop
  55. Alt + Spacebar: Access the Shortcut menu for current window
  56. Alt + Esc: Cycle between open programs in the order that they were opened
  57. Alt + F4: Close Application
  58. Alt + Enter: Open the Properties dialog box of the selected item
  59. Alt + PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the active Window and place it in the clipboard
  60. Alt + Up Arrow: Move up one folder level in Windows Explorer (Like the Up Arrow in XP)
  61. Alt + Left Arrow: Display the previous folder
  62. Alt + Right Arrow: Display the next folder
  63. Shift + Insert: CD/DVD Load CD/DVD without triggering Autoplay or Autorun
  64. Shift + Delete: Permanently delete the item (rather than sending it to the Recycle Bin)
  65. Shift + F6: Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
  66. Shift + F10: Access the context menu for the selected item
  67. Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
  68. Shift + Click: Select a consecutive group of items
  69. Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of a program
  70. Shift + Right-click on a Taskbar button: Access the context menu for the selected item
  71. Ctrl + A: Select all items
  72. Ctrl + C: Copy the selected item
  73. Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item
  74. Ctrl + V: Paste the selected item
  75. Ctrl + D: Delete selected item
  76. Ctrl + Z: Undo an action
  77. Ctrl + Y: Redo an action
  78. Ctrl + N: Open a new window in Windows Explorer
  79. Ctrl + W: Close current window in Windows Explorer
  80. Ctrl + E: Select the Search box in the upper right corner of a window
  81. Ctrl + Shift + N: Create new folder
  82. Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open the Windows Task Manager
  83. Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use arrow keys to cycle through open windows
  84. Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Access the Windows Security screen
  85. Ctrl + Click: Select multiple individual items
  86. Ctrl + Click and drag an item: Copies that item in the same folder
  87. Ctrl + Shift + Click and drag an item: Creates a shortcut for that item in the same folder
  88. Ctrl + Tab:  Move forward through tabs
  89. Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move backward through tabs
  90. Ctrl + Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of a program as an Administrator
  91. Ctrl + Click on a grouped Taskbar button: Cycle through the instances of a program in the group
  92. F1: Display Help
  93. F2: Rename a file
  94. F3: Open Search
  95. F4: Display the Address Bar list
  96. F5: Refresh display
  97. F6: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
  98. F7: Display command history in a Command Prompt
  99. F10: Display hidden Menu Bar
  100. F11: Toggle full screen display
  101. Tab: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
  102. PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the entire screen and place it in the clipboard
  103. Home: Move to the top of the active window
  104. End: Move to the bottom of the active window
  105. Delete: Delete the selected item
  106. Backspace: Display the previous folder in Windows Explorer  Move up one folder level in Open or Save dialog box
  107. Esc: Close a dialog box
  108. Num Lock Enabled + Plus (+): Display the contents of the selected folder
  109. Num Lock Enabled + Minus (-): Collapse the selected folder
  110. Num Lock Enabled + Asterisk (*): Expand all subfolders under the selected folder   
  111. Press Shift 5 times: Turn StickyKeys on or off
  112. Hold down right Shift for 8 seconds: Turn FilterKeys on or off
  113. Hold down Num Lock for 5 seconds: Turn ToggleKeys on or off

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