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Windows 8 Shortcut keys

Windows 8 has a long list of shortcuts for day to day needs. The article enlists all Windows 8 shortcut keys.

Stuffed with features, arrives the Windows 8. More the features, more to explore.  Every one would want to take the most out of the newly arrived Operating System. And shortcuts are the key to it. All of these keys are very intuitive though often tough to remember.

Windows-8-Shortcut-Keys

Windows 8 Hotkeys 

1. Windows key +C :  to access the charm bar.
2. Windows key + D  : Hide/Show Desktop.
3. Windows key + W : Show the Search Settings Charm..
4. Windows key + I    : Show the Settings Charm.
5. Windows key + F   : Show  the Search Files Charm.
6. Windows key + Q  : Show the Search Apps Charm.
7. Windows key + H  : Show the Share Charm.
8. Windows key + R  : Show the Run box.
9. Windows key + K  : Show the Devices charm.
10. Windows key + X : Show  the Windows Tools Menu.
11. Windows key + prtscn: take the screenshot and save it automatically in ‘My pictures’.
12. Windows key + E : Open My Computers.
13. Windows key + Enter :  Launch Narrator.
14. Windows key + P : Show Second Screen Charm.
15. Windows key + Z : Show All Apps when the Metro Start Screen is running.
16. Windows key + U : Open Ease of Access center.
17. Windows key + Shift : Move the Screen Split to the left.
18. Windows key + .    : Move the Screen split to the right.
19. Windows key + L   : Lock the Screen.
20. Windows key + M  : Minimize all Windows.
21. Windows key + shift + M : Maximize all Windows.
22. Windows key + F1 :  Open Help and Support.
23. Page Up :  Scroll up the page.
24. Page Down : Scroll down the page.
25. Esc :  Close the Charms.
26.Alt+ F4 : Close the Current Window.
27.Alt+ D :  Select the Address Bar.
28.Alt+ Tab : Help Switch Between running Windows.
29.Shift+Delete :  Permanently remove the selected item.
30.Shift+ Insert:  Load CD/DVD.
31.Shift + Click:  Select the item.
32. Ctrl + W : Close current Window in Windows Explorer
33. Ctrl + Z  : Undo an Action.
34. Ctrl + Y  : Redo an Action.
35. Ctrl + D : Delete selected item.
36 .Ctrl + A:  Select all items.
37. Ctrl + C:  Copy selected item.
38. Ctrl + V : Paste the selected item.
39. Ctrl N :  Open a new window.
40. Ctrl + B:  Turn on Bold.
41. Ctrl + Shift + N : Create a New Folder.
42. Ctrl + Shift+ Esc :  Open Task Manager.
43. F1:  Open  Help page.
44. F2 :  Rename a file.
45. F3 : Open Search.
46. F4 : Display the address bar list.
47. F5 : Refresh the page.
48. F7: Display command history
49. F10: Display Hidden menu bar.
50. F11: Toggle full screen display.
51. Prtsc:  Captures the image shot of the screen.
52. Home: Move to the top of the current Window.
53. End: Move to the bottom of the current Window.
54. Backspace:  Display the Previous tab/ Window.

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