Keyboard shortcuts may help you working more efficient. For those who love to work with keyboard shortcuts, see a full overview below or download a copy in PDF here.

 

No Modifier

Windows Logo Key

Ctrl

Alt

Shift

Ctrl+Shift

Ctrl+Alt

Alt+Shift

No other key

 

Start screen

   

8 seconds: Filter Keys 5 times: Sticky Keys

     

Mouse wheel

   

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

         

A

   

Select all

         

B

               

C

 

Open charms

Copy

         

D

 

Show desktop

 

Select address bar (Explorer)

   

Docked mode (Magnifier)

 

E

 

Open Windows Explorer

Select Search box (Explorer)

         

F

 

Go to Files in Search charm (+Ctrl to find computers on a network)

           

G

 

Cycle through desktop gadgets

           

H

 

Share charm

           

I

 

Settings charm

       

Invert colors (Magnifier)

 

J

 

Switch focus between snapped and larger apps

           

K

 

Devices charm

           

L

 

Switch users (Lock computer if on a domain)

       

Lens mode (Magnifier)

 

M

 

Minimize all windows (desktop)

           

N

   

New window (Explorer)

   

New folder (Explorer)

   

O

 

Lock screen orientation

           

P

 

Projection options

           

Q

 

Search charm

           

R

 

Run…

Refresh

         

S

               

T

 

Set focus on taskbar and cycle through running desktop apps

           

U

 

Ease of Access Center

           

V

 

Cycle through notifications (+Shift to go backward)

Paste

         

W

 

Go to Settings in Search charm

Close current window (Explorer)

         

X

 

Quick link power user commands (Opens Windows Mobility Center if present)

Cut

         

Y

   

Redo

         

Z

 

Open app bar

Undo

         

1-9

 

Go to the app at the given position on the taskbar

           

+

 

Zoom in (Magnifier)

           

-

 

Zoom out (Magnifier)

           

, (comma)

 

Peek at the desktop

           

. (period)

 

Snap a metro app to the right (+Shift to snap to the left)

           

Enter

 

Narrator (+Alt to open Windows Media Center if installed)

 

Properties

       

Spacebar

Select or clear active check box

Switch input language and keyboard layout

 

Shortcut menu

       

Tab

Move forward through options

Cycle through metro app history (use Ctrl to use arrow keys)

Cycle through metro app history

Switch between apps

Move backward through options

 

Switch between apps using arrow keys

 

Esc

Cancel

Exit Magnifier

Start screen

   

Task Manager

   

PrtSc

             

Left Alt+Left Shift+PrtSc: High Contrast

NumLock

5 seconds: Toggle Keys

           

Left Alt+Left Shift+NumLock: Mouse Keys

Ins

   

Copy

 

Paste

     

Del

Delete file (Explorer)

             

Home

               

PgUp

               

PgDn

               

Break

               

Left arrow

Open previous menu or close submenu

 

Previous word

Previous folder (Explorer)

 

Select a block of text

   

Right arrow

Open next menu or open submenu

 

Next word

   

Select a block of text

   

Up arrow

   

Previous paragraph

Go up one level (Explorer)

 

Select a block of text

   

Down arrow

   

Next paragraph

   

Select a block of text

   

F1

Display Help (if available)

             

F2

Rename item

             

F3

Search for file or folder

             

F4

Display items in active list

 

Close active document

Close active item or app

       

F5

Refresh