Keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8 for files, folders, active window, Windows key

Here is a list of common keyboard shortcuts, file shortcuts, folder shortcuts, active window shortcuts, and Windows key shortcuts in Windows 8:

1) For moving left: Left Arrow key.

2) For moving right: Right Arrow key.

3) For moving up: Up Arrow key.

4) For moving down: Down Arrow key.

5) For selecting all items in a document or in a folder: Ctrl+A

6) For copying selected files and folders: Ctrl + C

7) To cut selected files and folders: Ctrl + X

8) To paste selected files and folders (which was copied or cut): Ctrl + V

9) To undo an action: Ctrl + Z

10) To rename a selected file or folder: F2

11) To delete a selected file or folder by sending to Recycle Bin: Delete

12) To delete a selected file or folder permanently: Shift + Delete

13) To close an active program window or a document: Alt + F4

14) To close an active document: Ctrl + F4

15) To switch between opened programs: Alt + Tab

16) To search for a file or a folder: F3 or Ctrl + F

17) To switch between programs in the exact order they were opened without any thumbnails: Alt + Esc

18) To open properties window for a selected file or folder: Alt + Enter

19) To open menu for minimizing, maximizing or closing a window: Alt + Spacebar

20) For extending left selection in a folder: Shift + Left arrow key

21) For extending right selection in a folder: Shift + Right arrow key

22) For extending up selection in a folder: Shift + Up arrow key

23) For extending down selection in a folder: Shift + Down arrow key

24) Copy selected file(s) or folder(s) to another folder: Ctrl + drag to destination folder

25) Create a shortcut of selected file(s) or folder(s) in another folder: Ctrl + Shift + drag to destination folder

26) To refresh an active folder: F5

27) Move through icons and menus in a window: F6

28) To select an active menu item: Enter

29) To go one level back in folder: Backspace

30) To show menu for a selected file or folder (Right click on a selected file or a folder): Shift + F10

31) Whenever you see an underlined letter in a menu, to access it: Press Alt + underlined letter

32) To view menu bar in an active program or window: Alt or F10

33) Go to Start screen: Press Windows key or Ctrl + Esc

34) Open Run dialog box: Windows key + R

35) To lock computer: Windows key + L

36) To open system properties window: Windows key + Break

37) Go to Desktop: Windows key + D

38) To change size of icons on desktop: Ctrl + scroll mouse wheel

39) Open Computer folder: Windows key + E

40) Minimize all windows: Windows key + M

41) Open all minimized Windows: Windows key + Shift + M

42) Open Windows Help and Support: F1 or Windows key + F1

43) Open Ease of Access Center: Windows key + U

44) Open Windows Mobility Center (Power user menu): Windows key + X

45) Open Charms bar: Windows key + C

46) Open Narrator: Windows key + Enter

47) Open Share in Charms bar: Windows key + H

48) Open Settings in Charms bar: Windows key + I

49) Open Devices in Charms bar: Windows key + K

50) Open Second Screen in Charms bar: Windows key + P

51) Open Search for apps in Charms bar: Windows key + Q

52) Open Search for Settings in Charms bar: Windows key + W

53) To change input language of keyboard: Windows key + Spacebar

54) Move through pinned items in taskbar: Windows key + T

55) To find a computer in your network: Ctrl + Windows key + F

56) To cancel a current task: Esc

57) Open Task Manager: Ctrl + Shift + Esc

58) Go to: top of the active window: Home

59) Go to: bottom of the active window: End

60) Magnify screen (Zoom in): Windows key + +

61) Demagnify screen (Zoom out): Windows key + –

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