Windows 8 Explorer Shortcuts

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ShortcutDescription
Alt+DSelect address bar (Explorer)
Alt+EnterProperties
Alt+F4Close active item or app
Alt+Left-ArrowPrevious folder (Explorer)
Alt+SpacebarShortcut menu
Alt+TabSwitch between apps
Alt+Up-ArrowGo up one level (Explorer)
Ctrl+ASelect all
Ctrl+Alt+DDocked mode (Magnifier)
Ctrl+Alt+IInvert colors (Magnifier)
Ctrl+Alt+LLens mode (Magnifier)
Ctrl+Alt+TabSwitch between apps using arrow keys
Ctrl+CCopy
Ctrl+Down-ArrowNext paragraph
Ctrl+ESelect Search box (Explorer)
Ctrl+EscStart screen
Ctrl+F4Close active document
Ctrl+InsertCopy
Ctrl+Left-ArrowPrevious word
Ctrl+NNew window (Explorer)
Ctrl+RRefresh
Ctrl+Right-ArrowNext word
Ctrl+Shift+Down-ArrowSelect a block of text
Ctrl+Shift+EscTask Manager
Ctrl+Shift+Left-ArrowSelect a block of text
Ctrl+Shift+NNew folder (Explorer)
Ctrl+Shift+Right-ArrowSelect a block of text
Ctrl+Shift+Up-ArrowSelect a block of text
Ctrl+TabCycle through metro app history
Ctrl+Up-ArrowPrevious paragraph
Ctrl+VPaste
Ctrl+WClose current window (Explorer)
Ctrl+XCut
Ctrl+YRedo
Ctrl+ZUndo
DeleteDelete file (Explorer)
EscCancel
F1Display Help (if available)
F2Rename item
F3Search for file or folder
F4Display items in active list
F5Refresh
Left-ArrowOpen previous menu or close submenu
Right-ArrowOpen next menu or open submenu
Shift+InsertPaste
Shift+TabMove backward through options
SpacebarSelect or clear active check box
TabMove forward through options
WinStart screen
Win+,Peek at the desktop
Win+.Snap a metro app to the right (+Shift to snap to the left)
Win+COpen charms
Win+DShow desktop
Win+Down-ArrowRestore/minimize desktop window (+Shift to keep width)
Win+EOpen Windows Explorer
Win+EnterNarrator (+Alt to open Windows Media Center if installed)
Win+EscExit Magnifier
Win+FGo to Files in Search charm (+Ctrl to find computers on a network)
Win+F1Windows Help and Support
Win+GCycle through desktop gadgets
Win+HShare charm
Win+HomeMinimize non-active desktop windows
Win+ISettings charm
Win+JSwitch focus between snapped and larger apps
Win+KDevices charm
Win+LSwitch users (Lock computer if on a domain)
Win+Left-ArrowSnap desktop window to the left (+Shift to move window to left monitor)
Win+MMinimize all windows (desktop)
Win+MinusZoom out (Magnifier)
Win+OLock screen orientation
Win+PProjection options
Win+Page-DownMove Start screen to right monitor
Win+Page-UpMove Start screen to left monitor
Win+PauseSystem Properties
Win+PlusZoom in (Magnifier)
Win+QSearch charm
Win+RRun
Win+Right-ArrowSnap desktop window to the right (+Shift to move window to right monitor)
Win+SpacebarSwitch input language and keyboard layout
Win+TSet focus on taskbar and cycle through running desktop apps
Win+TabCycle through metro app history (use Ctrl to use arrow keys)
Win+UEase of Access Center
Win+Up-ArrowMaximize desktop window (+Shift to keep width)
Win+VCycle through notifications (+Shift to go backward)
Win+WGo to Settings in Search charm
Win+XQuick link power user commands (Opens Windows Mobility Center if present)
Win+ZOpen app bar

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