Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts Working Hotkeys

April 17, 2013

Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts – is a collection of 112 working shortcuts for Windows 8. These hot keys are working well on Windows 8. These shortcut keys or the combination of keys will help you to use your Windows 8 system easily and effectively and save working time.

Serial No Shortcut Keys or Combo Keys Function of that Shortcut or Combo keys
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 (Projector Setting)
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 (Win + X 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 My 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 of the taskbar 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 + Enter Open the Properties dialog box of the selected item
58. Alt + PrtScn Take a screen shot of the active Window and place it in the clipboard
59. Alt + Up Arrow Move up one folder level in Windows Explorer
60. Alt + Left Arrow Display the previous folder
61. Alt + Right Arrow Display the next folder
62. Shift + Insert CD/DVD Load CD/DVD without triggering Autoplay or Autorun
63. Shift + Delete Permanently delete the item (rather than sending it to the Recycle Bin)
64. Shift + F6 Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
65. Shift + F10 Access the context menu for the selected item
66. Shift + Tab Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
67. Shift + Click Select a consecutive group of items
68. Shift + Click on a Taskbar button Launch a new instance of a program
69. Shift + Right-click on a Taskbar button Access the context menu for the selected item
70. Ctrl + A Select all items
71. Ctrl + C Copy the selected item
72. Ctrl + X Cut the selected item
73. Ctrl + V Paste the selected item
74. Ctrl + D Delete selected item
75. Ctrl + Z Undo an action
76. Ctrl + Y Redo an action
77. Ctrl + N Open a new window in Windows Explorer or in other active program
78. Ctrl + W Close current window in Windows Explorer
79. Ctrl + E Select the Search box in the upper right corner of a window
80. Ctrl + Shift + N Create a New folder
81. Ctrl + Shift + Esc Open the Windows Task Manager
82. Ctrl + Alt + Tab Use arrow keys to cycle through open windows
83. Ctrl + Alt + Delete Access the Windows Security screen
84. Ctrl + Click Select multiple individual items
85. Ctrl + Click and drag an item Copies that item in the same folder
86. Ctrl + Shift + Click and drag an item Creates a shortcut for that item in the same folder
87. Ctrl + Tab Move forward through tabs
88. Ctrl + Shift + Tab Move backward through tabs
89. Ctrl + Shift + Click on a Taskbar button Launch a new instance of a program as an Administrator
90. Ctrl + Click on a grouped Taskbar button Cycle through the instances of a program in the group
91. F1 Display Help
92. F2 Rename a file
93. F3 Open Search
94. F4 Display the Address Bar list
95. F5 Refresh display
96. F6 Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
97. F7 Display command history in a Command Prompt
98. F10 Display hidden Menu Bar
99. F11 Toggle full screen display
100. Tab Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
101. PrtScn Take a screen shot of the entire screen and place it in the clipboard
102. Home Move to the top of the active window
103. End Move to the bottom of the active window
104. Delete Delete the selected item
105. Backspace Display the previous folder in Windows Explorer Move up one folder level in Open or Save dialog box
106. Esc Close a dialog box
107. Num Lock Enabled + Plus (+) Display the contents of the selected folder
108. Num Lock Enabled + Minus (-) Collapse the selected folder
109. Num Lock Enabled + Asterisk (*) Expand all subfolders under the selected folder
110. Shift (5 times) Turn StickyKeys on or off
111. Right Shift (8 Seconds) Turn FilterKeys on or off
112. Num Lock (5 Seconds) Turn ToggleKeys on or off

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