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Microsoft Windows 8.1 and RT Keyboard Shortcuts

Full list of Windows 8.1 and RT Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts not only help you get the work done faster, but also more efficient.



Most of us are already aware of obvious keyboard shortcuts like “Alt+F4”, “Alt+Tab” and “Ctrl+C”, but there are some shortcuts which most of us tend to overlook. These keyboard shortcuts are not only useful for the advanced Windows user but for average Windows users too.

If your daily job rely on using Windows, this article contains many such amazing keyboard shortcuts which if used properly could save a lot of time and effort. Previously I have covered Windows Keyboard Shortcuts. This article covers Microsoft Windows 8.1 and RT Keyboard Shortcuts. So let’s get started.

Using Windows

Top keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut
Command

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

Copy the selected item

Ctrl+X

Cut the selected item

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

Paste the selected item

Ctrl+Z

Undo an action

Alt+Tab

Switch between open applications (except desktop applications)

Alt+F4

Close the active item, or exit the active application

Windows logo key+L

Lock your PC or switch people

Windows logo key+D

Display and hide the desktop

New keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command
Windows logo key+start typing

Search your PC

Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like applications pinned to the Start screen

Ctrl+scroll wheel

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like applications pinned to the Start screen

Windows logo keyâ+C

Open the charms

In an application, open the commands for the application

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 application (if the application supports application 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 application (you can also see some settings and options by going to the Settings charm when the application is open).

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 applications (except desktop applications)

Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab

Cycle through recently used applications (except desktop applications)

Windows logo key+Shift+Tab

Cycle through recently used applications (except desktop applications) in reverse order

Windows logo key+Shift+full stop (.)

Snap an application to the left

Windows logo key+full stop (.)

Cycle through open applications

Esc

Stop or exit the curren

General keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

F1

Display Help

F2

Rename the selected item

F3

Search for a file or folder

F4

Display the address bar list in File Explorer

F5

Refresh the active window

F6

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

F10

Activate the Menu bar in the active application

Alt+F4

Close the active item, or exit the active application

Alt+Esc

Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

Alt+underlined letter

Perform the command for that letter

Alt+Enter

Display properties for the selected item

Alt+Spacebar

Open the shortcut menu for the active window

Alt+Left arrow

Back

Alt+Right arrow

Forward

Alt+Page Up

Move up one screen

Alt+Page Down

Move down one screen

Alt+Tab

Switch between open applications (except desktop applications)

Ctrl+F4

Close the active document (in applications that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)

Ctrl+A

Select all items in a document or window

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

Copy the selected item

Ctrl+D (or Delete)

Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin

Ctrl+R (or F5)

Refresh the active window

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

Paste the selected item

Ctrl+X

Cut the selected item

Ctrl+Y

Redo an action

Ctrl+Z

Undo an action

Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like applications pinned to the Start screen

Ctrl+ mouse scroll wheel

Change the size of desktop icons or zoom in or out of a large number of items, like applications pinned to the Start screen

Ctrl+Right arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

Ctrl+Left arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word

Ctrl+Down arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

Ctrl+Up arrow

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Use the arrow keys to switch between all open applications

Ctrl+arrow key (to move to an item)+Spacebar

Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop

Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key

Select a block of text

Ctrl+Esc

Open the Start screen

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

Open Task Manager

Ctrl+Shift

Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available

Ctrl+Spacebar

Turn the Chinese input method editor (IME) on or off

Shift+F10

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

Shift with any arrow key

Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document

Shift+Delete

Delete the selected item without moving it to the Recycle Bin first

Right arrow

Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu

Left arrow

Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu

Esc

Stop or leave the current task

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command
Windows logo key+F1

Open Windows Help and Support

Windows logo key

Display or hide the Start screen

Windows logo key+B

Set focus in the notification area

Windows logo key+C

Open the Charms

Windows logo key+D

Display and hide the desktop

Windows logo key+E

Open File Explorer

Windows logo key+F

Open the Search charm and search for 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+L

Lock your PC or switch people

Windows logo key+M

Minimise all windows

Windows logo key+O

Lock device orientation

Windows logo key+P

Choose a presentation display mode

Windows logo key+Q

Open the Search charm to search everywhere or within the open application (if the application supports application search)

Windows logo key+R

Open the Run dialogue box

Windows logo key+S

Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web

Windows logo key+T

Cycle through applications on the taskbar

Windows logo key+U

Open Ease of Access Center

Windows logo key+V

Cycle through notifications

Windows logo key+Shift+V

Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Windows logo key+W

Open the Search charm and search for settings

Windows logo key+X

Open the Quick Link menu

Windows logo key+Z

Show the commands available in the application (you can also see some settings and options by going to the Settings charm when the application is open).

Windows logo key+,

Temporarily peek at the desktop

Windows logo key+Pause

Display the System Properties dialogue box

Windows logo key+Ctrl+F

Search for PCs (if you’re on a network)

Windows logo key+Shift+M

Restore minimised windows on the desktop

Windows logo key+number

Open the desktop and start the application pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number. If the application is already running, switch to that application.

Windows logo key+Shift+number

Open the desktop and start a new instance of the application pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key+Ctrl+number

Open the desktop and switch to the last active window of the application pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key+Alt+number

Open the desktop and open the Jump List for the application pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number

Windows logo key+Ctrl+Shift+number

Open the desktop and open a new instance of the application located at the given position on the taskbar as an administrator

Windows logo key+Tab

Cycle through recently used applications (except desktop applications)

Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab

Cycle through recently used applications (except desktop applications)

Windows logo key+Shift+Tab

Cycle through recently used applications (except desktop applications) in reverse order

Windows logo key+Ctrl+B

Switch to the application that displayed a message in the notification area

Windows logo key+Up arrow

Maximise the window

Windows logo key+Down arrow

Remove current application from screen or minimise the desktop window

Windows logo key+Left arrow

Maximise the application or desktop window to the left side of the screen

Windows logo key+Right arrow

Maximise the application or desktop window to the right side of the screen

Windows logo key+Home

Minimise all but the active desktop window (restores all windows on second stroke)

Windows logo key+Shift+Up arrow

Stretch the desktop window to the top and bottom of the screen

Windows logo key+Shift+Down arrow

Restore/minimise active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width

Windows logo key+Shift+Left arrow or Right arrow

Move an application or window in the desktop from one monitor to another

Windows logo key+Spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows logo key+Ctrl+Spacebar

Change to a previously selected input

Windows logo key+Enter

Open Narrator

Windows logo key+Shift+full stop (.)

Cycle through open applications

Windows logo key+full stop (.)

Cycle through open applications

Windows logo key+/

Initiate IME reconversion

Windows logo key+Alt+Enter

Open WindowsMedia Center

Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)

Zoom in or out using Magnifier

Windows logo key+Esc

Exit Magnifier

Dialogue box keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

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

Tab

Move forward through options

Shift+Tab

Move back through options

Alt+underlined letter

Perform the command (or select the option) that goes with that letter

Spacebar

Select or clear the checkbox if the active option is a checkbox

Backspace

Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialogue box

Arrow keys

Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons

File Explorer keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

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

Ctrl+Shift+E

Display all folders above the selected folder

Ctrl+Shift+N

Create a new folder

Num Lock+asterisk (*)

Display all subfolders under the selected folder

Num Lock+plus (+)

Display the contents of the selected folder

Num Lock+minus (-)

Collapse the selected folder

Alt+P

Display the preview pane

Alt+Enter

Open the Properties dialogue box for the selected item

Alt+Right arrow

View the next folder

Alt+Up arrow

View the folder that the folder was in

Alt+Left arrow

View the previous folder

Backspace

View the previous folder

Right arrow

Display the current selection (if it’s collapsed), or select the first subfolder

Left arrow

Collapse the current selection (if it’s expanded), or select the folder that the folder was in

End

Display the bottom of the active window

Home

Display the top of the active window

F11

Maximise or minimise the active window

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Shift+click a taskbar button

Open an application or quickly open another instance of an application

Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar button

Open an application as an administrator

Shift+right-click a taskbar button

Show the window menu for the application

Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button

Show the window menu for the group

Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar button

Cycle through the windows of the group

Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Right Shift for eight seconds

Turn Filter Keys on and off

Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen

Turn High Contrast on or off

Left Alt+left Shift+Num Lock

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Shift five times

Turn Sticky Keys on or off

Num Lock for five seconds

Turn Toggle Keys on or off

Windows logo key+U

Open the Ease of Access Center

Magnifier keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command
Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)

Zoom in or out

Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar

Preview the desktop in full-screen mode

Ctrl+Alt+D

Switch to docked mode

Ctrl+Alt+F

Switch to full-screen mode

Ctrl+Alt+I

Invert colours

Ctrl+Alt+L

Switch to lens mode

Ctrl+Alt+R

Resize the lens

Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys

Pan in the direction of the arrow keys

Windows logo key+Esc

Exit Magnifier

Narrator keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Spacebar or Enter

Activate current item

Tab and arrow keys

Move around on the screen

Ctrl

Stop reading

Caps Lock+D

Read item

Caps Lock+M

Start reading

Caps Lock+H

Read document

Caps Lock+V

Repeat phrase

Caps Lock+W

Read window

Caps Lock+Page Up or Page Down

Increase or decrease the volume of the voice

Caps Lock+plus (+) or minus (-)

Increase or decrease the speed of the voice

Caps Lock+Spacebar

Do default action

Caps Lock+Left or Right arrows

Move to previous/next item

Caps Lock+F2

Show commands for current item

Press Caps Lock twice in quick succession

Turn Caps Lock on or off

Caps+Esc

Exit Narrator

Narrator touch keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Tap once with two fingers

Stop Narrator from reading

Tap three times with four fingers

Show all Narrator commands (including the ones not in this list)

Double-tap

Activate primary action

Triple-tap

Activate secondary action

Touch or drag a single finger

Read what’s under your fingers

Flick left/right with one finger

Move to next or previous item

Swipe left/right/up/down with two fingers

Scroll

Swipe down with three fingers

Start reading on explorable text

Remote Desktop Connection on the desktop keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Alt+Page Up

Move between applications from left to right

Alt+Page Down

Move between applications from right to left

Alt+Insert

Cycle through applications in the order that they were started

Alt+Home

Display the Start screen

Ctrl+Alt+Break

Switch between a window and full screen

Ctrl+Alt+End

Display the Windows Security dialogue box

Ctrl+Alt+Home

In full-screen mode, activate the connection bar

Alt+Delete

Display the system menu

Ctrl+Alt+minus (-) on the numeric keypad

Place a copy of the active window, within the client, on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing Alt+Print Screen on a local PC)

Ctrl+Alt+plus (+) on the numeric keypad

Place a copy of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard (provides the same functionality as pressing Print Screen on a local PC)

Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow

Tab out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host application (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) application.

Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow

Tab out of the Remote Desktop controls to a control in the host application (for example, a button or a text box). Useful when the Remote Desktop controls are embedded in another (host) application.

Windows Help viewer keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

F3

Move the cursor to the search box

F10

Display the Options menu

Home

Move to the beginning of a topic

End

Move to the end of a topic

Alt+Left arrow

Move back to the previously viewed topic

Alt+Right arrow

Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic

Alt+Home

Display the Help and Support home page

Alt+A

Display the customer support page

Alt+C

Display the Table of Contents

Alt+N

Display the Connection Settings menu

Ctrl+F

Search the current topic

Ctrl+P

Print a topic

Application rearranging shortcuts

Note: Keep the Windows logo key pressed down continuously while you’re rearranging applications, from the moment you enter rearrange mode and during all the various rearrange commands. When you’ve finished rearranging, release your finger from the Windows logo key to select the current arrangement.

Shortcut Command
Windows logo key+. (full stop)

Enter rearrange mode and select applications or dividers across monitors

Windows logo key+left arrow

Move application divider left

Windows logo key+right arrow

Move application divider right

Windows logo key+up arrow

Maximise application

Windows logo key+down arrow

Close application

Windows logo key+Esc

Exit rearrange mode

Using Applications

Calculator keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

F1

Open Calculator Help

F2

Edit the calculation history

Alt+1

Switch to Standard mode

Alt+2

Switch to Scientific mode

Alt+3

Switch to Programmer mode

Alt+4

Switch to Statistics mode

Alt+C

Calculate or solve date calculations and worksheets

Ctrl+E

Open date calculations

Ctrl+H

Turn calculation history on or off

Ctrl+L

Press the MC button

Ctrl+M

Press the MS button

Ctrl+P

Press the M+ button

Ctrl+Q

Press the M- button

Ctrl+R

Press the MR button

Ctrl+U

Open unit conversion

Ctrl+Shift+D

Clear the calculation history

F9

Press the +/- button

R

Press the 1/x button

@

Press the square root button

Del

Press the CE button

Up arrow

Move up in the calculation history

Down arrow

Move down in the calculation history

Esc

Press the C button or stop editing the calculation history

Enter

Recalculate the calculation history after editing

F3

Select Degrees in Scientific mode

F4

Select Radians in Scientific mode

F5

Select Grads in Scientific mode

Ctrl+B

Press the 3√x button in Scientific mode

Ctrl+G

Press the 10x button in Scientific mode

Ctrl+O

Press the cosh button in Scientific mode

Ctrl+S

Press the sinh button in Scientific mode

Ctrl+T

Press the tanh button in Scientific mode

Ctrl+Y

Press the y√x button in Scientific mode

D

Press the Mod button in Scientific mode

I

Press the Inv button in Scientific mode

L

Press the log button in Scientific mode

M

Press the dms button in Scientific mode

N

Press the ln button in Scientific mode

O

Press the cos button in Scientific mode

P

Press the pi button in Scientific mode

Q

Press the x^2 button in Scientific mode

S

Press the sin button in Scientific mode

T

Press the tan button in Scientific mode

V

Press the F-E button in Scientific mode

X

Press the Exp button in Scientific mode

Y

Press the x^y button in Scientific mode

#

Press the x^3 button in Scientific mode

;

Press the Int button in Scientific mode

!

Press the n! button in Scientific mode

F2

Select Dword in Programmer mode

F3

Select Word in Programmer mode

F4

Select Byte in Programmer mode

F5

Select Hex in Programmer mode

F6

Select Dec in Programmer mode

F7

Select Oct in Programmer mode

F8

Select Bin in Programmer mode

F12

Select Qword in Programmer mode

A-F

Press the A-F buttons in Programmer mode

J

Press the RoL button in Programmer mode

K

Press the RoR button in Programmer mode

<

Press the Lsh button in Programmer mode

>

Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode

%

Press the Mod button in Programmer mode

|

Press the Or button in Programmer mode

^

Press the Xor button in Programmer mode

~

Press the Not button in Programmer mode

&

Press the And button in Programmer mode

Spacebar

Toggles the bit value in Programmer mode

A

Press the Average button in Statistics mode

Ctrl+A

Press the Average Sq button in Statistics mode

S

Press the Sum button in Statistics mode

Ctrl+S

Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics mode

T

Press the S.D. button in Statistics mode

Ctrl+T

Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics mode

D

Press the CAD button in Statistics mode

Calendar keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Ctrl+1 or Ctrl+D

Show the day view

Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+O

Show the working week view

Ctrl+3 or Ctrl+W

Show the week view

Ctrl+4 or Ctrl+M

Show the month view

Ctrl+T or Home

Go to today

Ctrl+N

Create a new event

Page up

In month view, go to the previous month

In week view, go to the previous week

In day view, go to the previous two days

Ctrl+H

In month view, go to the previous month

In week view, go to the previous week

In day view, go to the previous two days

Page down

In month view, go to the next month

In week view, go to the next week

In day view, go to the next two days

Ctrl+J

In month view, go to the next month

In week view, go to the next week

In day view, go to the next two days

Right arrow

In a view, go to the next day

Left arrow

In a view, go to the previous day

Down arrow

In a view, go to the next hour

Up arrow

In a view, go to the previous hour

Esc

Go back

Ctrl+S

Save or send the event

Ctrl+P, use up and down arrows to select

Respond to an event

Ctrl+D

Delete an event

Mail keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Ctrl+R

Reply

Ctrl+Shift+R

Reply all

Ctrl+F

Forward

Ctrl+M

Move item to a different folder

Ctrl+J

Toggle between marking a message as junk and not junk

Ctrl+Shift+U

Show unread messages only

Ctrl+Shift+A

Show all messages

Ctrl+Shift+E

Show Folder options

Ctrl+U

Mark as unread

Ctrl+Q

Mark as read

Ctrl+A

Select all messages

Insert

Toggle between Flag and Remove flag for messages

Ctrl+N

New message

F5

Sync

Alt+B

Put focus on the bcc button

Alt+C

Put focus on the cc button

Accept

Alt+D

Decline

Alt+T

Put focus on the To button

Tentative

Alt+V

Open the invitation in Calendar

Alt+S

Send mail

Alt+i

Insert attachment

Ctrl+Shift+F

Select a font

Ctrl+Spacebar

Clear formatting

Ctrl+Y

Redo

F4

Redo

Ctrl+[

Increase font size one point

Ctrl+]

Decrease font size one point

Ctrl+Shift+,

Decrease font size

Ctrl+Shift+.

Increase font size

Ctrl+K

Add a link

Ctrl+E

Centre

Ctrl+L

Left

Ctrl+R

Right

Ctrl+Shift+L

Bullets

Ctrl+M

Indent when text is selected

Ctrl+Shift+M

Outdent

Tab or Shift+Tab

Indent/outdent when text is selected or when focus is in a list

Ctrl+’

Acute accent

Ctrl+,

Cedilla accent

Ctrl+Shift+6

Circumflex accent

Ctrl+Shift+;

Diaeresis accent

Ctrl+`

Grave accent

Ctrl+Shift+7

Ligature accent

Ctrl+Shift+2

Ring accent

Ctrl+/

Forward slash accent

Ctrl+Shift+`

Tilde accent

Alt+Ctrl+Shift+1

Inverted exclamation mark

Alt+Ctrl+Shift+/

Inverted question mark

People keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Ctrl+N

Add a contact

Ctrl+S

Save changes

Delete

Delete a contact

Ctrl+F

Make a contact a favourite

Ctrl+Shift+1

Pin a contact to Start

Esc

Go back

Home

Go to beginning of contact list

Page down

Go forward in the contact list

Page up

Go backwards in the contact list

End

Go to end of the contact list

Messaging keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Ctrl+N

Start a new conversation

Ctrl+N

Select people

Ctrl+E

Select an emoticon

Ctrl+>

Next conversation

Ctrl+<

Previous conversation

Paint keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

F1

Open Paint Help

F11

View a picture in full-screen mode

F12

Save the picture as a new file

Ctrl+A

Select the entire picture

Ctrl+B

Bold selected text

Ctrl+C

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Ctrl+E

Open the Properties dialogue box

Ctrl+G

Show or hide grid lines

Ctrl+I

Italicise selected text

Ctrl+N

Create a new picture

Ctrl+O

Open an existing picture

Ctrl+P

Print a picture

Ctrl+R

Show or hide the ruler

Ctrl+S

Save changes to a picture

Ctrl+U

Underline selected text

Ctrl+V

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Ctrl+W

Open the Resize and Skew dialogue box

Ctrl+X

Cut a selection

Ctrl+Y

Redo a change

Ctrl+Z

Undo a change

Ctrl+plus (+)

Increase the width of a brush, line or shape outline by one pixel

Ctrl+minus (-)

Decrease the width of a brush, line or shape outline by one pixel

Ctrl+Page Up

Zoom in

Ctrl+Page Down

Zoom out

Alt (or F10)

Display key tips

Alt+F4

Close a picture and its Paint window

Right arrow

Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel

Left arrow

Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel

Down arrow

Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel

Up arrow

Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel

Shift+F10

Show the current shortcut menu

Reader keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

F8

Use two-page layout

Ctrl+R

Rotate the file 90 degrees clockwise

Ctrl+F

Search for text in a file

F7

Use keyboard selection mode

Ctrl+P

Print a file

Ctrl+O

Open a file

Ctrl+W

Close a file

Ctrl+M

Reader app home

Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Ctrl+Alt+Home

Toggle appbars between the remote PC and the one in front of you

Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow

Switch your view to the previous session (when viewing a session)

Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow

Switch your view to the next session (when viewing a session)

Ctrl+Alt+Up arrow

Switch your view to the first session (when viewing a session)

Ctrl+Alt+Down arrow

Switch your view to the last session (when viewing a session)

OneDrive keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

Ctrl+A

Select all

Ctrl+Alt+1

Change view (details/thumbnails)

Ctrl+U

Upload

Ctrl+Shift+N

New folder

Esc

Clear selection

Ctrl+O

Open with

Ctrl+Alt+O

View folder

Ctrl+Shift+V

Copy

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Move

Ctrl+S

Download

Alt+Up arrow

Go up

F2

Rename

F5

Refresh

Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

F1

Open Journal Help

F5

Refresh the note list

F6

Toggle between a note list and a note

F11

View a note in full-screen mode

Ctrl+A

Select all items on a page

Ctrl+C

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Ctrl+F

Search for text in a file

Ctrl+G

Go to a page

Ctrl+N

Start a new note

Ctrl+O

Open a recently used note

Ctrl+P

Print a note

Ctrl+S

Save changes to a note

Ctrl+V

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Ctrl+X

Cut a selection

Ctrl+Y

Redo a change

Ctrl+Z

Undo a change

Alt+F4

Close a note and its Journal window

Ctrl+Shift+C

Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list

Ctrl+Shift+V

Move a note to a specific folder

WordPad keyboard shortcuts

Shortcut Command

F1

Open WordPad Help

F3

Search for the next instance of the text in the Find dialogue box

F10

Display key tips

F12

Save the document as a new file

Ctrl+1

Set single line spacing

Ctrl+2

Set double line spacing

Ctrl+5

Set line spacing to 1.5

Ctrl+A

Select the entire document

Ctrl+B

Make selected text bold

Ctrl+C

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Ctrl+D

Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing

Ctrl+E

Align text centre

Ctrl+F

Search for text in a document

Ctrl+H

Replace text in a document

Ctrl+I

Italicise selected text

Ctrl+J

Justify text

Ctrl+L

Align text left

Ctrl+N

Create a new document

Ctrl+O

Open an existing document

Ctrl+P

Print a document

Ctrl+R

Align text right

Ctrl+S

Save changes to a document

Ctrl+U

Underline selected text

Ctrl+V

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Ctrl+X

Cut a selection

Ctrl+Y

Redo a change

Ctrl+Z

Undo a change

Ctrl+=

Make selected text subscript

Ctrl+Shift+=

Make selected text superscript

Ctrl+Shift+>

Increase the font size

Ctrl+Shift+<

Decrease the font size

Ctrl+Shift+A

Change characters to all capitals

Ctrl+Shift+L

Change the bullet style

Ctrl+Left arrow

Move the cursor one word to the left

Ctrl+Right arrow

Move the cursor one word to the right

Ctrl+Up arrow

Move the cursor to the previous line

Ctrl+Down arrow

Move the cursor to the next line

Ctrl+Home

Move to the beginning of the document

Ctrl+End

Move to the end of the document

Ctrl+Page Up

Move up one page

Ctrl+Page Down

Move down one page

Ctrl+Delete

Delete the next word

Alt+F4

Close WordPad

Shift+F10

Show the current shortcut menu

Please leave your comments below with your favourite shortcuts or share the one you use and not listed above so I can check them out and possibly add them to this article.

Nik

Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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