Friday, 3 July 2015

SHORTCUT KEYS - MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8/8.1

By Salah Uddin   Posted at  11:09 am   windows 8 No comments

Windows 8
Microsoft™ Windows© Operating Systems are most used OS around the world, despite of so much criticism, no other competitor has occupied the place which Microsoft has enjoyed since early 90’s. Amongst Windows OS Family, we have Windows 8/8.1. Its the revolutionary OS which is useful same time for Desktops, Servers (Windows Server 2012) and Mobile Devices. Here are some shortcut keys which are very useful while working with Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 :-)
  1. Windows 8 Specific Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Standard Windows Keyboard Shortcuts




1. Windows 8 Specific Keyboard Shortcuts
Keystrokes
Functions
ÿ
Switch between Metro Start screen and the last accessed application


ÿ+C
Access the charms bar
ÿ+Tab
Access the Metro Taskbar
ÿ+I
Access the Settings charm
ÿ+H
Access the Share charm
ÿ+K
Access the Devices charm
ÿ+Q
Access the Apps Search screen
ÿ+F
Access the Files Search screen
ÿ+W
Access the Settings Search screen
ÿ+P
Access the Second Screen bar
ÿ+Z
Brings up the App Bar when you have a Metro App running
ÿ+X
Access the Windows Tools Menu
ÿ+O
Lock screen orientation
ÿ+.
Move the screen split to the right
ÿ+ Shift + .
Move the screen split to the left
ÿ+ V
View all active Toasts/Notifications
ÿ+ Shift + V
View all active Toasts/Notifications in reverse order
ÿ+ PrtScn
Takes a screenshot of the screen and automatically saves it in the Pictures folder as Screenshot (#)—incrementing the # with each successive screenshot
PageUp
Scroll forward on the Metro Start screen
PageDown
Scroll backward on the Metro Start screen
Esc
Close a charm
Ctrl + Esc
Switch between Metro Start screen and the last accessed application
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel
Activate the Semantic Zoom on the Metro screen





 2. Standard Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Keystroke
Function
ÿ+E
Open Computer (My Computer / Windows Explorer)
ÿ+R
Open the Run dialog box
ÿ+U
Open Ease of Access Center
ÿ+Ctrl + F
Open Find Computers dialog box
ÿ+Pause/Break
Open the System page
ÿ+ 1..10
Launch a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number Or, access a running program on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
ÿ+ Shift + 1..10
Launch a new instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
ÿ+ Ctrl + 1..10
Access the last active instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
ÿ+ Alt + 1..10
Access the Jump List of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
ÿ+ 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
ÿ+ Ctrl + B
Access the program that is displaying a message in the Notification Area
ÿ+ T
Cycle through the items on the Taskbar
ÿ+M
Minimize all windows
ÿ+ Shift + M
Restore all minimized windows
ÿ+ D
Show/Hide Desktop (minimize/restore all windows)
ÿ+ L
Lock computer
ÿ+Up Arrow
Maximize current window
ÿ+Down Arrow
Minimize/restore current window
ÿ+ Home
Minimize all but the current window
ÿ+ Left Arrow
Tile window on the left side of the screen
ÿ+ Right Arrow
Tile window on the right side of the screen
ÿ+ Shift + Up Arrow
Extend current window from the top to the bottom of the screen
ÿ+ Shift + Left/Right Arrow
Move the current window from one monitor to the next
ÿ+ F1
Launch Windows Help and Support
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 window
Alt + F4
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
3 (Application Key)
Access the context menu for the selected item
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



Courtesy: www.techrepublic.com





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