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Ten Windows 8 Keystroke Shortcuts

Part of the Computers For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Repeatedly taking your hands off the keyboard to select commands with the mouse can get tedious. Use these Windows 8 keystroke shortcuts to handle common activities, such as cutting and pasting text, quickly and easily.

Key or Keystroke Combination Effect
Ctrl+X Cuts the selected text or object
Ctrl+C Copies the selected text or object
Ctrl+V Pastes copied or cut text or object
F1 Displays help
F2 Allows you to rename a selected item (folder or file)
Ctrl+Z Undoes the previous action
Alt+Tab Displays a list of currently open applications
Prt Scr or Print Screen Saves a copy of current screen to the Windows Clipboard
Windows Key Displays the Start Key menu
F3 Displays a search window
Win+C Displays the Charms bar and information panel
Win+I Displays the Settings charm panel
Win+L Displays Windows 8 lockscreen
Win Toggles between Start screen and Desktop
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