Windows 8.1 Shortcut-Keys


■ Shortcut keys are the combination of two or more keys that are used to perform a specific task. These keys help you out to work comfertabley with computer, Windows etc. and also save your time and efforts. Here we are introduce you with the Windows 8.1 shortcut keys:

General keyboard shortcuts



Shortcut KeysDescription
F1 To display Help
F2 To rename the selected item
F3 To search for a file or folder
F4 To search for a file or folder
F5 To refresh the active window
F6 Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop
F10 Activate the Menu bar in the active app
Alt+F4 Close the active item, or exit the active app
Alt+Enter Display properties for the selected item
Ctrl+C Copy the selected item
Ctrl+V Paste the selected item
Ctrl+X Cut the selected item
Ctrl+Y Redo an action
Ctrl+Z Undo an action
Shift+F10 Display the shortcut menu for the selected item
Shift+Delete Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first
Esc Stop or leave the current task


New keyboard shortcuts



Shortcut KeysDescription
Windows logo key ‌+start typing Search your PC
Windows logo key ‌+C Open the charms and In an app, open the commands for the app
Windows logo key ‌+F Open the Search charm to search files
Windows logo key ‌+H Open the Share charm
Windows logo key ‌+I Open the Settings charm
Windows logo key ‌+K Open the Devices charm
Windows logo key ‌+O Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
Windows logo key ‌+Q Open the Search charm to search everywhere or within an open app (if the app supports app search)
Windows logo key ‌+S Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web
Windows logo key ‌+W Open the Search charm to search settings
Windows logo key ‌+Z Show the commands available in the app
Windows logo key ‌+Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key ‌+Ctrl+spacebar Change to a previously selected input
Windows logo key ‌+Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key ‌+Ctrl+Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key ‌+Shift+Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order
Windows logo key ‌+Shift+period (.) Snaps an app to the left
Windows logo key ‌+period (.) Cycle through open apps
Esc Stop or exit the current task


Dialog box keyboard shortcuts



Shortcut KeysDescription
F1 Display Help
F4 Display the items in the active list
Ctrl+Tab Move forward through tabs
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Move back through tabs
Ctrl+number (number 1-9) Move to nth tab


File Explorer keyboard shortcuts



Shortcut KeysDescription
Alt+D Select the address bar
Ctrl+E Select the search box
Ctrl+F Select the search box
Ctrl+N Open a new window
Ctrl+W Close the current window
Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons


That's it. These are some most important Windows 8.1 Keyboard Shortcuts which are commonly used by the users. I think this will help you out to work efficiently with your pc and windows.