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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

ShortcutDescription
Windows Key + DShow Desktop
Windows Key + COpen Charms Menu
Windows Key + FCharms Menu – Search
Windows Key + HCharms Menu – Share
Windows Key + KCharms Menu – Devices
Windows Key + ICharms Menu – Settings
Windows Key + QSearch For Installed Apps
Windows Key + WSearch Settings
Windows Key + TabCycle through open Modern UI Apps
Windows Key + Shift + TabCycle 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 + F4Quit Modern UI Apps
Windows Key + ELaunch Windows Explorer Window
Windows Key + LLock PC and go to lock screen
Windows Key + TCycle through icons on taskbar (press Enter to launch the app)
Windows Key + XShow Advanced Windows Settings Menu
Windows Key + ELaunch Windows Explorer Window
Windows Key + Page DownMoves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the right
Windows Key + MMinimize all Windows
Windows Key + Shift + MRestore all minimized Windows
Windows Key + ROpen Run dialog box
Windows Key + Up ArrowMaximize current window
Windows Key + Down ArrowMinimize current window
Windows Key + Left ArrowMaximize the current window to the left side of the screen
Windows Key + Right ArrowMaximize the current window to the right side of the screen
Ctrl + Shift + EscapeOpen Task Manager
Windows Key + Print ScreenTakes a Print Screen and saves it to your Pictures folder
Windows Key + Page UpMoves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the left
Windows Key + Pause BreakDisplay System Properties
Shift + DeletePermanently delete files without sending them to Recycle Bin
Windows Key + F1Open Windows Help and Support
Windows Key + VCycle through notifications
Windows Key + Shift + VCycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows Key + 0 to 9Launch/show app pinned to the taskbar at the indicated number
Windows Key + Shift + 0 to 9Launch a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar at the indicated number
Alt + EnterDisplay Properties of a selected item in File Explorer
Alt + Up ArrowView upper-level folder of the current folder in File Explorer
Alt + Right ArrowView next folder in File Explorer
Alt + Left ArrowView previous folder in File Explorer
Windows Key + PChoose secondary display modes
Windows Key + UOpen Ease of Access Center
Alt + Print ScreenPrint Screen focused Window only
Windows Key + SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + Shift + SpacebarSwitch to previous input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + EnterOpen Narrator
Windows Key + +Zoom in using Magnifier
Windows Key + Zoom out using Magnifier
Windows Key + EscapeExit Magnifier

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