Top windows keyboard shortcuts full guide

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Top keyboard shortcuts – New keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows RT 8.1

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  1. Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert): Copy the selected item
  2. Ctrl+X: Cut the selected item
  3. Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert) : Paste the selected item
  4. Ctrl+Z : Undo an action
  5. Alt+Tab : : Switch between open apps
  6. Alt+F4 : Close the active item, or exit the active app
  7. Windows logo key  +L : Lock your PC or switch people
  8. Windows logo key  +D : Display and hide the desktop
  9. Windows logo key +start typing  You Search your windows 8 PC By pressing windows logo key and simultaneously start typing to get desired results. PC shortcuts windows 8.
  10. Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-) –  Zoom Shortcut Windows 8 – Using These keyboard shortcut keys simultaneously on Your windows 8 or 8.1 PC you can Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen, zoom in or zoom out a website page while using web browser. It actually depends on what browser we are discussing. The Ctrl + +/- zooms the browser in/out. You can also use this function to zoom in or zoom out an image or a photo.
  11. Ctrl+scroll wheel –  Ctrl+plus (+) and Ctrl+scroll wheel functions do the same thing zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the start screen.
  12. Windows logo key +C – Open the charms in windows 8 or 8.1 and if you are usingWindows 10, pressing these keys will open cortana in windows 10.
  13. Windows logo key +H – Open the Share charm – Share the screenshot of current open window by using Dropbox, Mail or OneDriveThis option will work both in windows and windows 10.
  14. Windows logo key +I – Open the Settings charm or settings tab on windows 8 and windows 10. All desktop settings will be shown including – Personalisation, Accounts, Privacy, Network & Internet and more.
  15. Windows logo key +F – Open the Search charm or search tab to search files on windows 8 or windows RT 8.1.
  16. Windows logo key +O – Lock or change the screen orientation (portrait or landscape) of your windows 8 PC, if you are using windows 10 then you have to press – Alt(right) + up, down, left or right keys.
  17. Windows logo key +K – Open the Devices charm – This keyboard cheat will open the charm tab on your windows 8 and windows 10 and will show the list of currently  connected wireless display and audio devices. This keyboard shortcut will work on both windows 8 and windows 10.
  18. Windows logo key + S – Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web. This keyboard shortcut will work on both windows 8 and windows 10. You will be able to search your windows file and settings and web.
  19. Windows logo key +Q – Open the Search charm to search everywhere or within an open app.
  20. Windows logo key +W – Open the Search charm to search settings, will work on windows 8.
  21. Windows logo key + spacebar  Using this keyboard shortcut you can Switch input language and keyboard layout of your Windows 8 PC or Laptop.
  22. Windows logo key +Ctrl+spacebar  Change to a previously selected input on windows 8.
  23. Windows logo key +Tab – Cycle through recently used apps or select currently used virtual desktops on windows 10 and windows 8. Will work on both windows 10 and windows 8.
  24. Windows logo key +Shift+Tab – Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order.
  25. Windows logo key +Shift+period (.) – Snaps an app to the left.
  26. Windows logo key +period (.) – Cycle through open apps.
  27. Esc  – Stop or exit the current task. PC shortcuts windows 8.

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Wordpad keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8 and windows 10

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  1. F1  Open WordPad Help
  2. F3 Search for the next instance of the text in the Find dialog box
  3. F10 Display keytips
  4. F12 Save the document as a new file
  5. Ctrl+1 Set single line spacing
  6. Ctrl+2 Set double line spacing
  7. Ctrl+5 Set line spacing to 1.5
  8. Ctrl+A Select the entire document
  9. Ctrl+B Make selected text bold
  10. Ctrl+C  Copy a selection to the Clipboard
  11. Ctrl+D Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing
  12. Ctrl+E  Align text center
  13. Ctrl+F  Search for text in a document
  14. Ctrl+H Replace text in a document
  15. Ctrl+I  Italicize selected text
  16. Ctrl+J  Justify text
  17. Ctrl+L  Align text left
  18. Ctrl+N Create a new document
  19. Ctrl+O Open an existing document
  20. Ctrl+P  Print a document
  21. Ctrl+R  Align text right
  22. Ctrl+S  Save changes to a document
  23. Ctrl+U Underline selected text
  24. Ctrl+V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
  25. Ctrl+X Cut a selection
  26. Ctrl+Y Redo a change
  27. Ctrl+Z Undo a change
  28. Ctrl+= Make selected text subscript
  29. Ctrl+Shift+= Make selected text superscript
  30. Ctrl+Shift+> Increase the font size
  31. Ctrl+Shift+< Decrease the font size
  32. Ctrl+Shift+A Change characters to all capitals
  33. Ctrl+Shift+L Change the bullet style
  34. Ctrl+Left arrow Move the cursor one word to the left
  35. Ctrl+Right arrow Move the cursor one word to the right
  36. Ctrl+Up arrow Move the cursor to the previous line
  37. Ctrl+Down arrow Move the cursor to the next line
  38. Ctrl+Home Move to the beginning of the document
  39. Ctrl+End Move to the end of the document
  40. Ctrl+Page Up Move up one page
  41. Ctrl+Page Down Move down one page
  42. Ctrl+Delete Delete the next word
  43. Alt+F4 Close WordPad
  44. Shift+F10 Show the current shortcut menu
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Microsoft windows top keyboard shortcuts for OneDrive – OneDrive keyboard shortcuts

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  1. Ctrl+A Select all
  2. Ctrl+Alt+1 Change view (details/thumbnails)
  3. Ctrl+U Upload
  4. Ctrl+Shift+N New folder
  5. Esc Clear selection
  6. Ctrl+O Open with
  7. Ctrl+Alt+O View folder
  8. Ctrl+Shift+V Copy
  9. Ctrl+Shift+Y Move
  10. Ctrl+S Download
  11. Alt+Up arrow Go up
  12. F2 Rename
  13. F5 Refresh
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Microsoft windows top keyboard shortcuts for Calculator app

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Shortcut KeysFunctions

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 3√x 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 y√x 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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Common windows keyboard shortcuts for Paint

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  1. F1 Open Paint Help
  2. F11 View a picture in full-screen mode
  3. F12 Save the picture as a new file
  4. Ctrl+A Select the entire picture
  5. Ctrl+B Bold selected text
  6. Ctrl+C Copy a selection to the Clipboard
  7. Ctrl+E Open the Properties dialog box
  8. Ctrl+G Show or hide gridlines
  9. Ctrl+I Italicize selected text
  10. Ctrl+N Create a new picture
  11. Ctrl+O Open an existing picture
  12. Ctrl+P Print a picture
  13. Ctrl+R Show or hide the ruler
  14. Ctrl+S Save changes to a picture
  15. Ctrl+U Underline selected text
  16. Ctrl+V Paste a selection from the Clipboard
  17. Ctrl+W Open the Resize and Skew dialog box
  18. Ctrl+X Cut a selection
  19. Ctrl+Y Redo a change
  20. Ctrl+Z Undo a change
  21. Ctrl+plus (+) Increase the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
  22. Ctrl+minus (-) Decrease the width of a brush, line, or shape outline by one pixel
  23. Ctrl+Page Up Zoom in
  24. Ctrl+Page Down Zoom out
  25. Alt (or F10) Display keytips
  26. Alt+F4 Close a picture and its Paint window
  27. Right arrow Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel
  28. Left arrow Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel
  29. Down arrow Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel
  30. Up arrow Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel
  31. Shift+F10 Show the current shortcut menu
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Common windows keyboard shortcuts for File explorer

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  1. Alt+D Select the address bar
  2. Ctrl+E Select the search box
  3. Ctrl+F Select the search box
  4. Ctrl+N Open a new window
  5. Ctrl+W Close the current window
  6. Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons
  7. Ctrl+Shift+E Display all folders above the selected folder
  8. Ctrl+Shift+N Create a new folder
  9. Num Lock+asterisk (*) Display all subfolders under the selected folder
  10. Num Lock+plus (+) Display the contents of the selected folder
  11. Num Lock+minus (-) Collapse the selected folder
  12. Alt+P Display the preview pane
  13. Alt+Enter Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item
  14. Alt+Right arrow View the next folder
  15. Alt+Up arrow View the folder that the folder was in
  16. Alt+Left arrow View the previous folder
  17. Backspace View the previous folder
  18. Right arrow Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder
  19. Left arrow Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in
  20. End Display the bottom of the active window
  21. Home Display the top of the active window
  22. F11 Maximize or minimize the active window
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Top windows keyboard shortcuts for taskbar

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  1. Shift+click a taskbar button Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app
  2. Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar button Open an app as an administrator
  3. Shift+right-click a taskbar button Show the window menu for the app
  4. Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button Show the window menu for the group
  5. Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar button Cycle through the windows of the group
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Top windows keyboard shortcuts

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Top windows keyboard shortcutsShortcuts Functions
Windows logo key  +F1Open Windows Help and Support
Windows logo key Display or hide the Start screen
Windows logo key  +BSet focus in the notification area
Windows logo key  +COpen the Charms
Windows logo key  +DDisplay and hide the desktop
Windows logo key  +EOpen File Explorer
Windows logo key  +FOpen the Search charm and search for files
Windows logo key  +HOpen the Share charm
Windows logo key  +IOpen the Settings charm
Windows logo key  +KOpen the Devices charm
Windows logo key  +LLock your PC or switch people
Windows logo key  +MMinimize all windows
Windows logo key  +OLock device orientation
Windows logo key  +PChoose a presentation display mode
Windows logo key  +QOpen the Search charm to search everywhere or within the open app (if the app supports app search)
Windows logo key  +ROpen the Run dialog box
Windows logo key  +SOpen the Search charm to search Windows and the web
Windows logo key  +TCycle through apps on the taskbar
Windows logo key  +UOpen Ease of Access Center
Windows logo key  +VCycle through notifications
Windows logo key  +Shift+VCycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows logo key  +WOpen the Search charm and search for settings
Windows logo key  +XOpen the Quick Link menu
Windows logo key  +ZShow the commands available in the app

Note

·         You can also see some settings and options by going to the Settingscharm when the app is open.

Windows logo key  +,Temporarily peek at the desktop
Windows logo key  +PauseDisplay the System Properties dialog box
Windows logo key  +Ctrl+FSearch for PCs (if you’re on a network)
Windows logo key  +Shift+MRestore minimized windows on the desktop
Windows logo key  +numberOpen 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+numberOpen 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+numberOpen 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+numberOpen 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+numberOpen the desktop and open a new instance of the app located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator
Windows logo key  +TabCycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key  +Ctrl+TabCycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key  +Shift+TabCycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order
Windows logo key  +Ctrl+BSwitch to the app that displayed a message in the notification area
Windows logo key  +Up arrowMaximize the window
Windows logo key  +Down arrowRemove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window
Windows logo key  +Left arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen
Windows logo key  +Right arrowMaximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen
Windows logo key  +HomeMinimize all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)
Windows logo key  +Shift+Up arrowStretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen
Windows logo key  +Shift+Down arrowRestore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width
Windows logo key  +Shift+Left arrow or Right arrowMove an app or window in the desktop from one monitor to another
Windows logo key  +SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key  +Ctrl+SpacebarChange to a previously selected input
Windows logo key  +EnterOpen 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+EnterOpen WindowsMedia Center
Windows logo key  +plus (+) or minus (-)Zoom in or out using Magnifier
Windows logo key  +EscExit Magnifier
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