200+ Window 8 Shortcut Keys Download in PDF & Excel

Using Windows 8 is giving you different experience the more you use the more you get used to it, and learning windows 8 keyboard shortcuts will not only help you to make your work faster but also gives you great user experience so lets learn about the shortcuts and also you can download below shortcuts in pdf and excel format for better learning and reference.

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

General

F1 Display Help
F2 Rename the selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder
F4 Display the address bar list in File Explorer
F5 Refresh the active window
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activate the Menu bar in the active app
Alt+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app
Alt+Esc Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened
Alt+underlined letter Perform the command for that letter
Alt+Enter Display properties for the selected item
Alt+Spacebar Open the shortcut menu for the active window
Alt+Left arrow Back
Alt+Right arrow Forward
Alt+Page Up Move up one screen
Alt+Page Down Move down one screen
Alt+Tab Switch between open apps (except desktop apps)
Ctrl+F4 Close the active document (in apps that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
Ctrl+A Select all items in a document or window
Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert) Copy the selected item
Ctrl+D (or Delete) Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin
Ctrl+R (or F5) Refresh the active window
Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert) Paste the selected item
Ctrl+X Cut the selected item
Ctrl+Y Redo an action
Ctrl+Z Undo an action
Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-) Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen
Ctrl+ mouse scroll wheel Change the size of desktop icons or zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen
Ctrl+Right arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word
Ctrl+Left arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word
Ctrl+Down arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph
Ctrl+Up arrow Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph
Ctrl+Alt+Tab Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps
Ctrl+arrow key (to move to an item)+Spacebar Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop
Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key Select a block of text
Ctrl+Esc Open the Start screen
Ctrl+Shift+Esc Open Task Manager
Ctrl+Shift Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available
Ctrl+Spacebar Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off
Shift+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift with any arrow key Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document
Shift+Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Right arrow Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu
Left arrow Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu
Esc Stop or leave the current task

Windows logo key

Windows logo key + F1 Open Windows Help and Support
Windows logo key Display or hide the Start screen
Windows logo key + B Set focus in the notification area
Windows logo key + C Open the Charms
Windows logo key + D Display and hide the desktop
Windows logo key + E Open File Explorer
Windows logo key + F Open the Search charm and search for files
Windows logo key + H Open the Share charm
Windows logo key + I Open the Settings charm
Windows logo key + K Open the Devices charm
Windows logo key + L Lock your PC or switch people
Windows logo key + M Minimize all windows
Windows logo key + O Lock device orientation
Windows logo key + P Choose a presentation display mode
Windows logo key + Q Open the Search charm to search everywhere or within the open app (if the app supports app search)
Windows logo key + R Open the Run dialog box
Windows logo key + S Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web
Windows logo key + T Cycle through apps on the taskbar
Windows logo key + U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key + V Cycle through notifications
Windows logo key + Shift + V Cycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows logo key + W Open the Search charm and search for settings
Windows logo key + X Open the Quick Link menu
Windows logo key + Z Show the commands available in the app
Windows logo key + , Temporarily peek at the desktop
Windows logo key + Pause Display the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key + Ctrl + F Search for PCs (if you’re on a network)
Windows logo key + Shift + M Restore minimized windows on the desktop
Windows logo key + number Open the desktop and start the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the app is already running, switch to that app.
Windows logo key + Shift + number Open the desktop and start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key + Ctrl + number Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key + Alt + number Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + number Open the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator
Windows logo key + Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key + Shift + Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order
Windows logo key + Ctrl + B Switch to the app that displayed a message in the notification area
Windows logo key + Up arrow Maximize the window
Windows logo key + Down arrow Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window
Windows logo key + Left arrow Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen
Windows logo key + Right arrow Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen
Windows logo key + Home Minimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)
Windows logo key + Shift + Up arrow Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
Windows logo key + Shift + Down arrow Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width
Windows logo key + Shift + Left arrow or Right arrow Move an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another
Windows logo key + Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key + Ctrl + Spacebar Change to a previously selected input
Windows logo key + Enter Open Narrator
Windows logo key + Shift + period (.) Cycle through open apps
Windows logo key + period (.) Cycle through open apps
Windows logo key + / Initiate IME reconversion
Windows logo key + Alt + Enter Open Windows Media Center
Windows logo key + plus (+) or minus (-) Zoom in or out using Magnifier
Windows logo key + Esc Exit Magnifier

Dialog box

F1 Display Help
F4 Display the items in the active list
Ctrl+Tab Move forward through tabs
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Move back through tabs
Ctrl+number (number 1-9) Move to nth tab
Tab Move forward through options
Shift+Tab Move back through options
Alt+underlined letter Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter
Spacebar Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box
Backspace Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box
Arrow keys Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

Taskbar

Shift+click a taskbar button Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app
Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar button Open an app as an administrator
Shift+right-click a taskbar button Show the window menu for the app
Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button Show the window menu for the group
Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar button Cycle through the windows of the group

Remote Desktop Connection on the desktop

Alt+Page Up Move between apps from left to right
Alt+Page Down Move between apps from right to left
Alt+Insert Cycle through apps in the order that they were started
Alt+Home Display the Start screen
Ctrl+Alt+Break Switch between a window and full screen
Ctrl+Alt+End Display the Windows Securitydialog box
Ctrl+Alt+Home In full-screen mode, activate the connection bar
Alt+Delete Display the system menu

Windows Help viewer

F3 Move the cursor to the search box
F10 Display the Options menu
Home Move to the beginning of a topic
End Move to the end of a topic
Alt+Left arrow Move back to the previously viewed topic
Alt+Right arrow Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic
Alt+Home Display the Help and Support home page
Alt+A Display the customer support page
Alt+C Display the Table of Contents
Alt+N Display the Connection Settings menu
Ctrl+F Search the current topic
Ctrl+P Print a topic

Calculator

F1 Open Calculator Help
F2 Edit the calculation history
Alt+1 Switch to Standard mode
Alt+2 Switch to Scientific mode
Alt+3 Switch to Programmer mode
Alt+4 Switch to Statistics mode
Alt+C Calculate or solve date calculations and worksheets
Ctrl+E Open date calculations
Ctrl+H Turn calculation history on or off
Ctrl+L Press the MC button
Ctrl+M Press the MS button
Ctrl+P Press the M+ button
Ctrl+Q Press the M- button
Ctrl+R Press the MR button
Ctrl+U Open unit conversion
Ctrl+Shift+D Clear the calculation history
F9 Press the +/– button
R Press the 1/× button
@ Press the square root button
Del Press the CE button
Up arrow Move up in the calculation history
Down arrow Move down in the calculation history
Esc Press the C button or stop editing the calculation history
Enter Recalculate the calculation history after editing
F3 Select Degrees in Scientific mode
F4 Select Radians in Scientific mode
F5 Select Grads in Scientific mode
Ctrl+B Press the 3vx button in Scientific mode
Ctrl+G Press the 10x button in Scientific mode
Ctrl+O Press the cosh button in Scientific mode
Ctrl+S Press the sinh button in Scientific mode
Ctrl+T Press the tanh button in Scientific mode
Ctrl+Y Press the yvx button in Scientific mode
D Press the Mod button in Scientific mode
I Press the Inv button in Scientific mode
L Press the log button in Scientific mode
M Press the dms button in Scientific mode
N Press the ln button in Scientific mode
O Press the cos button in Scientific mode
P Press the pi button in Scientific mode
Q Press the x^2 button in Scientific mode
S Press the sin button in Scientific mode
T Press the tan button in Scientific mode
V Press the F-E button in Scientific mode
X Press the Exp button in Scientific mode
Y Press the x^y button in Scientific mode
# Press the x^3 button in Scientific mode
; Press the Int button in Scientific mode
! Press the n! button in Scientific mode
F2 Select Dword in Programmer mode
F3 Select Word in Programmer mode
F4 Select Byte in Programmer mode
F5 Select Hex in Programmer mode
F6 Select Dec in Programmer mode
F7 Select Oct in Programmer mode
F8 Select Bin in Programmer mode
F12 Select Qword in Programmer mode
A-F Press the A-F buttons in Programmer mode
J Press the RoL button in Programmer mode
K Press the RoR button in Programmer mode
< Press the Lsh button in Programmer mode
> Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode
% Press the Mod button in Programmer mode
| Press the Or button in Programmer mode
^ Press the Xor button in Programmer mode
~ Press the Not button in Programmer mode
& Press the And button in Programmer mode
Spacebar Toggles the bit value in Programmer mode
A Press the Average button in Statistics mode
Ctrl+A Press the Average Sq button in Statistics mode
S Press the Sum button in Statistics mode
Ctrl+S Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics mode
T Press the S.D. button in Statistics mode
Ctrl+T Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics mode
D Press the CAD button in Statistics mode

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