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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

No modifier No other key Mouse wheel A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9 + , (comma) . (period) Enter Spacebar Tab Esc PrtSc NumLock Ins Del Home PgUp PgDn Break Left arrow Right arrow Up arrow Down arrow F1 F2 F3 F4 F5
Display Help (if available) Rename item Search for file or folder Display items in active list Refresh Close active document Close active item or app 5 seconds: Toggle Keys Copy Delete file (Explorer) Minimize non-active desktop windows Move Start screen to left monitor Move Start screen to right monitor Open previous menu or close submenu Open next menu or open submenu System Properties Snap desktop window to the left (+Shift to move window to left monitor) Snap desktop window to the right (+Shift to move window to right monitor) Maximize desktop window (+Shift to keep width) Restore/minimize desktop window (+Shift to keep width) Windows Help and Support Previous word Next word Previous paragraph Next paragraph Go up one level (Explorer) Previous folder (Explorer) Select a block of text Select a block of text Select a block of text Select a block of text Paste Select or clear active check box Move forward through options Cancel Lock screen orientation Projection options Search charm Run Set focus on taskbar and cycle through running desktop apps Ease of Access Center Cycle through notifications (+Shift to go backward) Go to Settings in Search charm Quick link power user commands (Opens Windows Mobility Center if present) Open app bar Go to the app at the given position on the taskbar Zoom in (Magnifier) Zoom out (Magnifier) Peek at the desktop Snap a metro app to the right (+Shift to snap to the left) Narrator (+Alt to open Windows Media Center if installed) Switch input language and keyboard layout Cycle through metro app history (use Ctrl to use arrow keys) Exit Magnifier Cycle through metro app history Start screen Paste Close current window (Explorer) Cut Redo Undo

Windows logo key

Start screen



8 seconds: Filter Keys 5 times: Sticky Keys




Desktop: Change icon size Start screen: Zoom in/out Select all

Open charms Show desktop Open Windows Explorer Go to Files in Search charm (+Ctrl to find computers on a network) Cycle through desktop gadgets Share charm Settings charm Switch focus between snapped and larger apps Devices charm Switch users (Lock computer if on a domain) Minimize all windows (desktop)

Copy Select address bar (Explorer) Select Search box (Explorer) Docked mode (Magnifier)

Invert colors (Magnifier)

Lens mode (Magnifier)

New window (Explorer)

New folder (Explorer)


Properties Shortcut menu Switch between apps Move backward through options Task Manager Left Alt+Left Shift+PrtSc: High Contrast Left Alt+Left Shift+NumLock: Mouse Keys Switch between apps using arrow keys