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New Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

Windows 8 provides new features and added some new features on keyboard with using short cut keys.

Windows 8 keyboard

Shortcut keys of Windows 8

Below is a set of some of the new keyboard functions available for Windows 8 users.

      Keyboard Shortcut                                              Function               

    Shortcut keys of Windows 8 + start typing                                         Search on your PC

 Control plus(“+”) or Minus(“-“)        Control  Zoom in or out of a large number of items    

Ctrl + Scroll wheel                                Zoom in or out of a large number of items

      Shortcut keys of Windows 8+C                                                 Open the charms menu

      Shortcut keys of Windows 8+F                                                 Open the Search charm to search files

      Shortcut keys of Windows 8+H                                                Open the Share charm

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + I                                               Open the Settings charm

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + K                                              Open the Devices charm

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + O                                              Lock the screen orientation

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Q                                             Open the Search charm to search apps

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + W                                            Open the Search charm to search settings

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Z                                             Show the commands available in the app

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + spacebar                               Switch input language and keyboard layout

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Ctrl + spacebar                    Change to previously selected input

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Tab                                        Cycle through open apps

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Ctrl + Tab                            Cycle through open apps and snap them as they are cycled

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Shift +                                   TabCycle through open apps in reverse order

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Pg Up                                    Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Pg Dn                                 Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    91 + Shift + Period (“.”)       Snaps apps to the left

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Period (“.”)                         Snaps apps to the right

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + X + Down arrow                 Open the Mobility Center

    Ctrl + Shift + Esc                            Open the Task Manager

    Esc                                                    Stop or exit the current task

General Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

There is also a host of returning keyboard shortcuts to go along with all the new Windows 8 shortcuts. The following are some of the most basic, general, and sought-after keyboard shortcuts for general day-to-day use for Windows users.

 Keyboard Shortcut                                              Function               

Shortcut keys of Windows 8                                    Display or Hide the Start screen

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Esc                       Exit Magnifier

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + B                           Set focus in the notification area

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + D                          Display and hide desktop

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + E                           Open Computer

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + G                          Cycle through Gadgets on the desktop

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + L                           Lock your PC or switch users

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + M                         Minimize all windows

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Shift + M             Restore minimized windows on the desktop

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + P                           Choose a presentation display mood

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + R                           Open the Run dialogue box

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + T                           Cycle through apps on the taskbar

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + V                           Cycle through notifications

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Shift + V               Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + X                            Open the Quick Link menu

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + F1                          Open Windows Help and Support

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Up arrow             Maximize the desktop window

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + Down arrow        Minimize the desktop window

Shortcut keys of Windows 8    + plus (“+”) or minus (“-“)           Zoom in or out using Magnifier

     Alt + F4                           Close the active item, or exit the active app

Alt + Enter                           Display properties for the selected item

Control + C                          Copy the selected item

Control + X                          Cut the selected item

Control + V                          Paste the selected item

Control + Y                          Redo an action

Control + Z                          Undo an action

F1                                         Display Help

F2                                         Rename the selected item

F3                                         Search for a file or folder

F4                                         Display the address bar list in the File Explorer

F5                                         Refresh the active window

F10                                      Activate the menu bar in the active app

 

  Modified On Dec-07-2017 04:00:15 AM

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