[Mm-friends] Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Lynne techlynne46 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 11:50:07 GMT 2012


Wow!  Thank you so much for this.  It will be extremely helpful!
Lynne

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Tanner 
  To: mm-friends at acbradio.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:38 PM
  Subject: [Mm-friends] Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts


  Ok, Here is the big list.  

  Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

  Windows key: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
    Windows key + C: Access the charms bar

    Windows key + Tab: Access the Modern Desktop Taskbar

    Windows key + I: Access the Settings charm

    Windows key + H: Access the Share charm

    Windows key + K: Access the Devices charm

    Windows key + Q: Access the Apps Search screen

    Windows key + F: Access the Files Search screen

    Windows key + W: Access the Settings Search screen

    Windows key + P: Access the Second Screen bar

    Windows key + Z: Brings up the App Bar when you have a Modern Desktop App running

    Windows key + X: Access the Windows Tools Menu

    Windows key + O: Lock screen orientation

    Windows key + . : Move the screen split to the right

    Windows key + Shift + . : Move the screen split to the left

    Windows key + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications

    Windows key + Shift + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications in reverse order

    Windows key + PrtScn: Takes a screenshot of the screen and automatically saves it in the Pictures folder as Screenshot

    Windows key + Enter: Launch Narrator        

    Windows key + E: Open Computer

    Windows key + R: Open the Run dialog box

    Windows key + U: Open Ease of Access Center

    Windows key + Ctrl + F: Open Find Computers dialog box

    Windows key + Pause/Break: Open the System page

    Windows key + 1..10: Launch a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    Windows key + Shift + 1..10: Launch a new instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    Windows key + Ctrl + 1..10: Access the last active instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    Windows key + Alt + 1..10: Access the Jump List of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    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

    Windows key + Ctrl + B: Access the program that is displaying a message in the Notification Area

    Windows key + T: Cycle through the items on the Taskbar

    Windows key + M: Minimize all windows

    Windows key + Shift + M: Restore all minimized windows

    Windows key + D: Show/Hide Desktop (minimize/restore all windows)

    Windows key + L: Lock computer

    Windows key + Up Arrow: Maximize current window

    Windows key + Down Arrow: Minimize/restore current window

    Windows key + Home: Minimize all but the current window

    Windows key + Left Arrow: Tile window on the left side of the screen

    Windows key + Right Arrow: Tile window on the right side of the screen

    Windows key + Shift + Up Arrow: Extend current window from the top to the bottom of the screen

    Windows key + Shift + Left/Right Arrow: Move the current window from one monitor to the next

    Windows key + F1: Launch Windows Help and Support

    PageUp: Scroll forward on the Modern Desktop Start screen

    PageDown: Scroll backward on the Modern Desktop Start screen

    Esc: Close  a charm

    Ctrl + Esc: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application

    Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Activate the Semantic Zoom on the Modern Desktop screen

    Alt: Display a hidden Menu Bar

    Alt + D: Select the Address Bar

    Alt + P: Display the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer

    Alt + Tab: Cycle forward through open windows

    Alt + Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through open windows

    Alt + F: Close the current window Open the Shut Down Windows dialog box from the Desktop

    Alt + Spacebar: Access the Shortcut menu for current window

    Alt + Esc: Cycle between open programs in the order that they were opened

    Alt + Enter: Open the Properties dialog box of the selected item



    Alt + PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the active Window and
    place it in the clipboard




    Alt + Up Arrow: Move up one folder level in Windows Explorer
    (Like the Up Arrow in XP)


    Alt + Left Arrow: Display the previous folder

    Alt + Right Arrow: Display the next folder



    Shift + Insert: CD/DVD Load CD/DVD without triggering
    Autoplay or Autorun




    Shift + Delete: Permanently delete the item (rather than
    sending it to the Recycle Bin)




    Shift + F6: Cycle backward through elements in a window or
    dialog box


    Shift + F10: Access the context menu for the selected item



    Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through elements in a window or
    dialog box


    Shift + Click: Select a consecutive group of items



    Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of
    a program




    Shift + Right-click on a Taskbar button: Access the context
    menu for the selected item






    Ctrl + A: Select all items

    Ctrl + C: Copy the selected item

    Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item

    Ctrl + V: Paste the selected item

    Ctrl + D: Delete selected item

    Ctrl + Z: Undo an action

    Ctrl + Y: Redo an action

    Ctrl + N: Open a new window in Windows Explorer

    Ctrl + W: Close current window in Windows Explorer



    Ctrl + E: Select the Search box in the upper right corner of
    a window


    Ctrl + Shift + N: Create new folder

    Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open the Windows Task Manager



    Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use arrow keys to cycle through open
    windows


    Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Access the Windows Security screen 

    Ctrl + Click: Select multiple individual items



    Ctrl + Click and drag an item: Copies that item in the same
    folder




    Ctrl + Shift + Click and drag an item: Creates a shortcut
    for that item in the same folder




    Ctrl + Tab:  Move
    forward through tabs


    Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move backward through tabs



    Ctrl + Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new
    instance of a program as an Administrator




    Ctrl + Click on a grouped Taskbar button: Cycle through the
    instances of a program in the group






    F1: Display Help

    F2: Rename a file

    F3: Open Search

    F4: Display the Address Bar list

    F5: Refresh display

    F6: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box

    F7: Display command history in a Command Prompt

    F10: Display hidden Menu Bar

    F11: Toggle full screen display



    Tab: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog
    box




    PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the entire screen and place it
    in the clipboard




    Home: Move to the top of the active window

    End: Move to the bottom of the active window

    Delete: Delete the selected item



    Backspace: Display the previous folder in Windows
    Explorer  Move up one folder level in
    Open or Save dialog box


    Esc: Close a dialog box





    Num Lock Enabled + Plus (+): Display the contents of the
    selected folder 


    Num Lock Enabled + Minus (-): Collapse the selected folder



    Num Lock Enabled + Asterisk (*): Expand all subfolders under
    the selected folder    




    Press Shift 5 times Turn StickyKeys on or off



     Hold down right Shift
    for 8 seconds Turn FilterKeys on or off




     Hold down Num Lock
    for 5 seconds Turn ToggleKeys on or off




   Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

  Windows key: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
    Windows key + C: Access the charms bar

    Windows key + Tab: Access the Modern Desktop Taskbar

    Windows key + I: Access the Settings charm

    Windows key + H: Access the Share charm

    Windows key + K: Access the Devices charm

    Windows key + Q: Access the Apps Search screen

    Windows key + F: Access the Files Search screen

    Windows key + W: Access the Settings Search screen

    Windows key + P: Access the Second Screen bar

    Windows key + Z: Brings up the App Bar when you have a Modern Desktop App running

    Windows key + X: Access the Windows Tools Menu

    Windows key + O: Lock screen orientation

    Windows key + . : Move the screen split to the right

    Windows key + Shift + . : Move the screen split to the left

    Windows key + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications

    Windows key + Shift + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications in reverse order

    Windows key + PrtScn: Takes a screenshot of the screen and automatically saves it in the Pictures folder as Screenshot

    Windows key + Enter: Launch Narrator        

    Windows key + E: Open Computer

    Windows key + R: Open the Run dialog box

    Windows key + U: Open Ease of Access Center

    Windows key + Ctrl + F: Open Find Computers dialog box

    Windows key + Pause/Break: Open the System page

    Windows key + 1..10: Launch a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    Windows key + Shift + 1..10: Launch a new instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    Windows key + Ctrl + 1..10: Access the last active instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    Windows key + Alt + 1..10: Access the Jump List of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number

    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

    Windows key + Ctrl + B: Access the program that is displaying a message in the Notification Area

    Windows key + T: Cycle through the items on the Taskbar

    Windows key + M: Minimize all windows

    Windows key + Shift + M: Restore all minimized windows

    Windows key + D: Show/Hide Desktop (minimize/restore all windows)

    Windows key + L: Lock computer

    Windows key + Up Arrow: Maximize current window

    Windows key + Down Arrow: Minimize/restore current window

    Windows key + Home: Minimize all but the current window

    Windows key + Left Arrow: Tile window on the left side of the screen

    Windows key + Right Arrow: Tile window on the right side of the screen

    Windows key + Shift + Up Arrow: Extend current window from the top to the bottom of the screen

    Windows key + Shift + Left/Right Arrow: Move the current window from one monitor to the next

    Windows key + F1: Launch Windows Help and Support

    PageUp: Scroll forward on the Modern Desktop Start screen

    PageDown: Scroll backward on the Modern Desktop Start screen

    Esc: Close  a charm

    Ctrl + Esc: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application

    Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Activate the Semantic Zoom on the Modern Desktop screen

    Alt: Display a hidden Menu Bar

    Alt + D: Select the Address Bar

    Alt + P: Display the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer

    Alt + Tab: Cycle forward through open windows

    Alt + Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through open windows

    Alt + F: Close the current window Open the Shut Down Windows dialog box from the Desktop

    Alt + Spacebar: Access the Shortcut menu for current window

    Alt + Esc: Cycle between open programs in the order that they were opened

    Alt + Enter: Open the Properties dialog box of the selected item



    Alt + PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the active Window and
    place it in the clipboard




    Alt + Up Arrow: Move up one folder level in Windows Explorer
    (Like the Up Arrow in XP)


    Alt + Left Arrow: Display the previous folder

    Alt + Right Arrow: Display the next folder



    Shift + Insert: CD/DVD Load CD/DVD without triggering
    Autoplay or Autorun




    Shift + Delete: Permanently delete the item (rather than
    sending it to the Recycle Bin)




    Shift + F6: Cycle backward through elements in a window or
    dialog box


    Shift + F10: Access the context menu for the selected item



    Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through elements in a window or
    dialog box


    Shift + Click: Select a consecutive group of items



    Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of
    a program




    Shift + Right-click on a Taskbar button: Access the context
    menu for the selected item






    Ctrl + A: Select all items

    Ctrl + C: Copy the selected item

    Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item

    Ctrl + V: Paste the selected item

    Ctrl + D: Delete selected item

    Ctrl + Z: Undo an action

    Ctrl + Y: Redo an action

    Ctrl + N: Open a new window in Windows Explorer

    Ctrl + W: Close current window in Windows Explorer



    Ctrl + E: Select the Search box in the upper right corner of
    a window


    Ctrl + Shift + N: Create new folder

    Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open the Windows Task Manager



    Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use arrow keys to cycle through open
    windows


    Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Access the Windows Security screen 

    Ctrl + Click: Select multiple individual items



    Ctrl + Click and drag an item: Copies that item in the same
    folder




    Ctrl + Shift + Click and drag an item: Creates a shortcut
    for that item in the same folder




    Ctrl + Tab:  Move
    forward through tabs


    Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move backward through tabs



    Ctrl + Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new
    instance of a program as an Administrator




    Ctrl + Click on a grouped Taskbar button: Cycle through the
    instances of a program in the group






    F1: Display Help

    F2: Rename a file

    F3: Open Search

    F4: Display the Address Bar list

    F5: Refresh display

    F6: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box

    F7: Display command history in a Command Prompt

    F10: Display hidden Menu Bar

    F11: Toggle full screen display



    Tab: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog
    box




    PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the entire screen and place it
    in the clipboard




    Home: Move to the top of the active window

    End: Move to the bottom of the active window

    Delete: Delete the selected item



    Backspace: Display the previous folder in Windows
    Explorer  Move up one folder level in
    Open or Save dialog box


    Esc: Close a dialog box





    Num Lock Enabled + Plus (+): Display the contents of the
    selected folder 


    Num Lock Enabled + Minus (-): Collapse the selected folder



    Num Lock Enabled + Asterisk (*): Expand all subfolders under
    the selected folder    




    Press Shift 5 times Turn StickyKeys on or off



     Hold down right Shift
    for 8 seconds Turn FilterKeys on or off




     Hold down Num Lock
    for 5 seconds Turn ToggleKeys on or off




   
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