Apps & SoftwareTabletTechnologyTutorials

Windows 8.1 shortcuts you should know

Windows 8.1 shortcuts

Windows 8.1 shortcuts – Windows 8.1 is the latest offering from Microsoft and has reinvented itself as an operating system for both tablet and PC users. While touchscreen users can take advantage of the many navigational rewrites e.g. the Charms Menu, Metro UI with tiles, and swipes, Microsoft has also done their part to ensure that users who prefer getting around with the keyboard would not be left out. Here we’re sharing the most useful Windows 8.1 shortcut keys. keep them remember this will surely help you to get your work done quickly. do share your views in the comments.

Windows 8.1 shortcuts

Shortcut Description
Windows Key + D Show Desktop
Windows Key + C Open Charms Menu
Windows Key + F Charms Menu – Search
Windows Key + H Charms Menu – Share
Windows Key + K Charms Menu – Devices
Windows Key + I Charms Menu – Settings
Windows Key + Q Search For Installed Apps
Windows Key + W Search Settings
Windows Key + Tab Cycle through open Modern UI Apps
Windows Key + Shift + Tab Cycle through open Modern UI Apps in reverse order
Windows Key + . Snaps app to the right (split-screen multitasking)
Windows Key + Shift + . Snaps app to the left (split-screen multitasking)
Windows Key + , Temporarily view desktop
Alt + F4 Quit Modern UI Apps
Windows Key + E Launch Windows Explorer Window
Windows Key + L Lock PC and go to lock screen
Windows Key + T Cycle through icons on taskbar (press Enter to launch the app)
Windows Key + X Show Advanced Windows Settings Menu
Windows Key + E Launch Windows Explorer Window
Windows Key + Page Down Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the right
Windows Key + M Minimize all Windows
Windows Key + Shift + M Restore all minimized Windows
Windows Key + R Open Run dialog box
Windows Key + Up Arrow Maximize current window
Windows Key + Down Arrow Minimize current window
Windows Key + Left Arrow Maximize the current window to the left side of the screen
Windows Key + Right Arrow Maximize the current window to the right side of the screen
Ctrl + Shift + Escape Open Task Manager
Windows Key + Print Screen Takes a Print Screen and saves it to your Pictures folder
Windows Key + Page Up Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the left
Windows Key + Pause Break Display System Properties
Shift + Delete Permanently delete files without sending them to Recycle Bin
Windows Key + F1 Open Windows Help and Support
Windows Key + V Cycle through notifications
Windows Key + Shift + V Cycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows Key + 0 to 9 Launch/show app pinned to the taskbar at the indicated number
Windows Key + Shift + 0 to 9 Launch a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar at the indicated number
Alt + Enter Display Properties of a selected item in File Explorer
Alt + Up Arrow View upper-level folder of the current folder in File Explorer
Alt + Right Arrow View next folder in File Explorer
Alt + Left Arrow View previous folder in File Explorer
Windows Key + P Choose secondary display modes
Windows Key + U Open Ease of Access Center
Alt + Print Screen Print Screen focused Window only
Windows Key + Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + Shift + Spacebar Switch to previous input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + Enter Open Narrator
Windows Key + + Zoom in using Magnifier
Windows Key + Zoom out using Magnifier
Windows Key + Escape Exit Magnifier

Read also: Best Android Emulator for PC – Lightweight & Fastest

Mursaleen

Hi. I'm Mursaleen Siddique, The guy behind UltraUpdates.com. I'd rather call myself a struggling Blogger. I love Blogging with WordPress, Covering Tech, General Topics, Graphic & Web Design Inspiration., Feel free to get in touch via mentioned social media platform or E-mail me at hello[at]ultraupdates.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button