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. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to work with your PC, saving you time and effort as you work with Windows and other apps.

Most apps also provide accelerator keys that can make it easier to work with menus and other commands. Check the menus of apps for accelerator keys. If a letter of a word is underlined in a menu, it usually means you can press the Alt key and the underlined key together instead of clicking that menu item. When you're using a touch keyboard, you can also see some shortcuts when you press the Ctrl key.

Pressing the Alt key in some apps, such as Paint and WordPad, shows commands that are labeled with additional keys that you can press to use them.

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Using Windows

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New keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains new keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows.

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+start typing
To do this

Search your PC

Press this key

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

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+scroll wheel

To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C
To do this

Open the charms

In an app, open the commands for the app

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+F
To do this

Open the Search charm to search files

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+H
To do this

Open the Share charm

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+I
To do this

Open the Settings charm

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+K
To do this

Open the Devices charm

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+O
To do this

Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Q
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +S
To do this

Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+W
To do this

Open the Search charm to search settings

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Z
To do this

Show the commands available in the app

Note

  • You can also see some settings and options by going to the Settings charm when the app is open.

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+spacebar
To do this

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Ctrl+spacebar
To do this

Change to a previously selected input

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Tab
To do this

Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab
To do this

Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Shift+Tab
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Shift+period (.)
To do this

Snaps an app to the left

Press this key
Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+period (.)
To do this

Cycle through open apps

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Stop or exit the current task

General keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains general keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F1

To do this

Display Help

Press this key

F2

To do this

Rename the selected item

Press this key

F3

To do this

Search for a file or folder

Press this key

F4

To do this

Display the address bar list in File Explorer

Press this key

F5

To do this

Refresh the active window

Press this key

F6

To do this

Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop

Press this key

F10

To do this

Activate the Menu bar in the active app

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close the active item, or exit the active app

Press this key

Alt+Esc

To do this

Cycle through items in the order in which they were opened

Press this key

Alt+underlined letter

To do this

Perform the command for that letter

Press this key

Alt+Enter

To do this

Display properties for the selected item

Press this key

Alt+Spacebar

To do this

Open the shortcut menu for the active window

Press this key

Alt+Left arrow

To do this

Back

Press this key

Alt+Right arrow

To do this

Forward

Press this key

Alt+Page Up

To do this

Move up one screen

Press this key

Alt+Page Down

To do this

Move down one screen

Press this key

Alt+Tab

To do this

Switch between open apps (except desktop apps)

Press this key

Ctrl+F4

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select all items in a document or window

Press this key

Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+Insert)

To do this

Copy the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+D (or Delete)

To do this

Delete the selected item and move it to the Recycle Bin

Press this key

Ctrl+R (or F5)

To do this

Refresh the active window

Press this key

Ctrl+V (or Shift+Insert)

To do this

Paste the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut the selected item

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo an action

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo an action

Press this key

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

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+ mouse scroll wheel

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+Right arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word

Press this key

Ctrl+Left arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous word

Press this key

Ctrl+Down arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the next paragraph

Press this key

Ctrl+Up arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the beginning of the previous paragraph

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Tab

To do this

Use the arrow keys to switch between all open apps

Press this key

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

To do this

Select multiple individual items in a window or on the desktop

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift with an arrow key

To do this

Select a block of text

Press this key

Ctrl+Esc

To do this

Open the Start screen

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+Esc

To do this

Open Task Manager

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift

To do this

Switch the keyboard layout when multiple keyboard layouts are available

Press this key

Ctrl+Spacebar

To do this

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

Press this key

Shift+F10

To do this

Display the shortcut menu for the selected item

Press this key

Shift with any arrow key

To do this

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

Press this key

Shift+Delete

To do this

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

Press this key

Right arrow

To do this

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

Press this key

Left arrow

To do this

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

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Stop or leave the current task

Windows logo key keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that use the Windows logo key Windows logo key.
Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +F1
To do this

Open Windows Help and Support

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key
To do this

Display or hide the Start screen

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +B
To do this

Set focus in the notification area

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +C
To do this

Open the Charms

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +D
To do this

Display and hide the desktop

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +E
To do this

Open File Explorer

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +F
To do this

Open the Search charm and search for files

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +H
To do this

Open the Share charm

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +I
To do this

Open the Settings charm

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +K
To do this

Open the Devices charm

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +L
To do this

Lock your PC or switch people

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +M
To do this

Minimize all windows

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +O
To do this

Lock device orientation

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +P
To do this

Choose a presentation display mode

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Q
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +R
To do this

Open the Run dialog box

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +S
To do this

Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +T
To do this

Cycle through apps on the taskbar

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +U
To do this

Open Ease of Access Center

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +V
To do this

Cycle through notifications

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Shift+V
To do this

Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +W
To do this

Open the Search charm and search for settings

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +X
To do this

Open the Quick Link menu

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Z
To do this

Show the commands available in the app

Note

  • You can also see some settings and options by going to the Settings charm when the app is open.

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +,
To do this

Temporarily peek at the desktop

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Pause
To do this

Display the System Properties dialog box

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Ctrl+F
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Shift+M
To do this

Restore minimized windows on the desktop

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +number
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Shift+number
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Ctrl+number
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Alt+number
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Ctrl+Shift+number
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Tab
To do this

Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Ctrl+Tab
To do this

Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps)

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Shift+Tab
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Ctrl+B
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Up arrow
To do this

Maximize the window

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Down arrow
To do this

Remove current app from screen or minimize the desktop window

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Left arrow
To do this

Maximize the app or desktop window to the left side of the screen

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Right arrow
To do this

Maximize the app or desktop window to the right side of the screen

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Home
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Shift+Up arrow
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Shift+Down arrow
To do this

Restore/minimize active desktop windows vertically, maintaining width

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Shift+Left arrow or Right arrow
To do this

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

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Spacebar
To do this

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Ctrl+Spacebar
To do this

Change to a previously selected input

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Enter
To do this

Open Narrator

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Shift+period (.)
To do this

Cycle through open apps

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +period (.)
To do this

Cycle through open apps

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +/
To do this

Initiate IME reconversion

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Alt+Enter
To do this

Open WindowsMedia Center

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +plus (+) or minus (-)
To do this

Zoom in or out using Magnifier

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +Esc
To do this

Exit Magnifier

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that you can use in dialog boxes.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F1

To do this

Display Help

Press this key

F4

To do this

Display the items in the active list

Press this key

Ctrl+Tab

To do this

Move forward through tabs

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+Tab

To do this

Move back through tabs

Press this key

Ctrl+number (number 1-9)

To do this

Move to nth tab

Press this key

Tab

To do this

Move forward through options

Press this key

Shift+Tab

To do this

Move back through options

Press this key

Alt+underlined letter

To do this

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

Press this key

Spacebar

To do this

Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box

Press this key

Backspace

To do this

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

Press this key

Arrow keys

To do this

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

File Explorer keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with File Explorer windows or folders.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Alt+D

To do this

Select the address bar

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Select the search box

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Select the search box

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Open a new window

Press this key

Ctrl+W

To do this

Close the current window

Press this key

Ctrl+mouse scroll wheel

To do this

Change the size and appearance of file and folder icons

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+E

To do this

Display all folders above the selected folder

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+N

To do this

Create a new folder

Press this key

Num Lock+asterisk (*)

To do this

Display all subfolders under the selected folder

Press this key

Num Lock+plus (+)

To do this

Display the contents of the selected folder

Press this key

Num Lock+minus (-)

To do this

Collapse the selected folder

Press this key

Alt+P

To do this

Display the preview pane

Press this key

Alt+Enter

To do this

Open the Properties dialog box for the selected item

Press this key

Alt+Right arrow

To do this

View the next folder

Press this key

Alt+Up arrow

To do this

View the folder that the folder was in

Press this key

Alt+Left arrow

To do this

View the previous folder

Press this key

Backspace

To do this

View the previous folder

Press this key

Right arrow

To do this

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

Press this key

Left arrow

To do this

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

Press this key

End

To do this

Display the bottom of the active window

Press this key

Home

To do this

Display the top of the active window

Press this key

F11

To do this

Maximize or minimize the active window

Taskbar keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with items on the desktop taskbar.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Shift+click a taskbar button

To do this

Open an app or quickly open another instance of an app

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+click a taskbar button

To do this

Open an app as an administrator

Press this key

Shift+right-click a taskbar button

To do this

Show the window menu for the app

Press this key

Shift+right-click a grouped taskbar button

To do this

Show the window menu for the group

Press this key

Ctrl+click a grouped taskbar button

To do this

Cycle through the windows of the group

Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts that can help make your PC easier to use.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Right Shift for eight seconds

To do this

Turn Filter Keys on and off

Press this key

Left Alt+left Shift+Print Screen

To do this

Turn High Contrast on or off

Press this key

Left Alt+left Shift+Num Lock

To do this

Turn Mouse Keys on or off

Press this key

Shift five times

To do this

Turn Sticky Keys on or off

Press this key

Num Lock for five seconds

To do this

Turn Toggle Keys on or off

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key +U
To do this

Open the Ease of Access Center

Magnifier keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Magnifier.

Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+plus (+) or minus (-)
To do this

Zoom in or out

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar

To do this

Preview the desktop in full-screen mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+D

To do this

Switch to docked mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+F

To do this

Switch to full-screen mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+I

To do this

Invert colors

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+L

To do this

Switch to lens mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+R

To do this

Resize the lens

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys

To do this

Pan in the direction of the arrow keys

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc
To do this

Exit Magnifier

Narrator keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Narrator.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Spacebar or Enter

To do this

Activate current item

Press this key

Tab and arrow keys

To do this

Move around on the screen

Press this key

Ctrl

To do this

Stop reading

Press this key

Caps Lock+D

To do this

Read item

Press this key

Caps Lock+M

To do this

Start reading

Press this key

Caps Lock+H

To do this

Read document

Press this key

Caps Lock+V

To do this

Repeat phrase

Press this key

Caps Lock+W

To do this

Read window

Press this key

Caps Lock+Page Up or Page Down

To do this

Increase or decrease the volume of the voice

Press this key

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

To do this

Increase or decrease the speed of the voice

Press this key

Caps Lock+Spacebar

To do this

Do default action

Press this key

Caps Lock+Left or Right arrows

To do this

Move to previous/next item

Press this key

Caps Lock+F2

To do this

Show commands for current item

Press this key

Press Caps Lock twice in quick succession

To do this

Turn Caps Lock on or off

Press this key

Caps+Esc

To do this

Exit Narrator

Narrator touch keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Narrator on a four-point tablet.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Tap once with two fingers

To do this

Stop Narrator from reading

Press this key

Tap three times with four fingers

To do this

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

Press this key

Double-tap

To do this

Activate primary action

Press this key

Triple-tap

To do this

Activate secondary action

Press this key

Touch or drag a single finger

To do this

Read what’s under your fingers

Press this key

Flick left/right with one finger

To do this

Move to next or previous item

Press this key

Swipe left/right/up/down with two fingers

To do this

Scroll

Press this key

Swipe down with three fingers

To do this

Start reading on explorable text

Remote Desktop Connection on the desktop keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Remote Desktop Connection on the desktop.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Alt+Page Up

To do this

Move between apps from left to right

Press this key

Alt+Page Down

To do this

Move between apps from right to left

Press this key

Alt+Insert

To do this

Cycle through apps in the order that they were started

Press this key

Alt+Home

To do this

Display the Start screen

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Break

To do this

Switch between a window and full screen

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+End

To do this

Display the Windows Securitydialog box

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Home

To do this

In full-screen mode, activate the connection bar

Press this key

Alt+Delete

To do this

Display the system menu

Press this key

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

To do this

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)

Press this key

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

To do this

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)

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow

To do this

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

Windows Help viewer keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Help viewer.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F3

To do this

Move the cursor to the search box

Press this key

F10

To do this

Display the Options menu

Press this key

Home

To do this

Move to the beginning of a topic

Press this key

End

To do this

Move to the end of a topic

Press this key

Alt+Left arrow

To do this

Move back to the previously viewed topic

Press this key

Alt+Right arrow

To do this

Move forward to the next (previously viewed) topic

Press this key

Alt+Home

To do this

Display the Help and Support home page

Press this key

Alt+A

To do this

Display the customer support page

Press this key

Alt+C

To do this

Display the Table of Contents

Press this key

Alt+N

To do this

Display the Connection Settings menu

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Search the current topic

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a topic

App rearranging shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for rearranging modern apps.

Note

  • Keep the Windows logo key Windows logo key pressed down continuously while you're rearranging apps, from the moment you enter rearrange mode and through all the various rearrange commands. When you're done rearranging, release your finger from the Windows logo keyWindows logo keyto select the current arrangement.
Press this key To do this
Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+. (period)
To do this

Enter rearrange mode and select apps or dividers across monitors

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+left arrow
To do this

Move app divider left

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+right arrow
To do this

Move app divider right

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+up arrow
To do this

Maximize app

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+down arrow
To do this

Close app

Press this key
Windows logo key Windows logo key+Esc
To do this

Exit rearrange mode

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Calculator keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Calculator.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F1

To do this

Open Calculator Help

Press this key

F2

To do this

Edit the calculation history

Press this key

Alt+1

To do this

Switch to Standard mode

Press this key

Alt+2

To do this

Switch to Scientific mode

Press this key

Alt+3

To do this

Switch to Programmer mode

Press this key

Alt+4

To do this

Switch to Statistics mode

Press this key

Alt+C

To do this

Calculate or solve date calculations and worksheets

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Open date calculations

Press this key

Ctrl+H

To do this

Turn calculation history on or off

Press this key

Ctrl+L

To do this

Press the MC button

Press this key

Ctrl+M

To do this

Press the MS button

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Press the M+ button

Press this key

Ctrl+Q

To do this

Press the M- button

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Press the MR button

Press this key

Ctrl+U

To do this

Open unit conversion

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+D

To do this

Clear the calculation history

Press this key

F9

To do this

Press the +/– button

Press this key

R

To do this

Press the 1/× button

Press this key

@

To do this

Press the square root button

Press this key

Del

To do this

Press the CE button

Press this key

Up arrow

To do this

Move up in the calculation history

Press this key

Down arrow

To do this

Move down in the calculation history

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Press the C button or stop editing the calculation history

Press this key

Enter

To do this

Recalculate the calculation history after editing

Press this key

F3

To do this

Select Degrees in Scientific mode

Press this key

F4

To do this

Select Radians in Scientific mode

Press this key

F5

To do this

Select Grads in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+B

To do this

Press the 3√x button in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+G

To do this

Press the 10x button in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Press the cosh button in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Press the sinh button in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+T

To do this

Press the tanh button in Scientific mode

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Press the y√x button in Scientific mode

Press this key

D

To do this

Press the Mod button in Scientific mode

Press this key

I

To do this

Press the Inv button in Scientific mode

Press this key

L

To do this

Press the log button in Scientific mode

Press this key

M

To do this

Press the dms button in Scientific mode

Press this key

N

To do this

Press the ln button in Scientific mode

Press this key

O

To do this

Press the cos button in Scientific mode

Press this key

P

To do this

Press the pi button in Scientific mode

Press this key

Q

To do this

Press the x^2 button in Scientific mode

Press this key

S

To do this

Press the sin button in Scientific mode

Press this key

T

To do this

Press the tan button in Scientific mode

Press this key

V

To do this

Press the F-E button in Scientific mode

Press this key

X

To do this

Press the Exp button in Scientific mode

Press this key

Y

To do this

Press the x^y button in Scientific mode

Press this key

#

To do this

Press the x^3 button in Scientific mode

Press this key

;

To do this

Press the Int button in Scientific mode

Press this key

!

To do this

Press the n! button in Scientific mode

Press this key

F2

To do this

Select Dword in Programmer mode

Press this key

F3

To do this

Select Word in Programmer mode

Press this key

F4

To do this

Select Byte in Programmer mode

Press this key

F5

To do this

Select Hex in Programmer mode

Press this key

F6

To do this

Select Dec in Programmer mode

Press this key

F7

To do this

Select Oct in Programmer mode

Press this key

F8

To do this

Select Bin in Programmer mode

Press this key

F12

To do this

Select Qword in Programmer mode

Press this key

A-F

To do this

Press the A-F buttons in Programmer mode

Press this key

J

To do this

Press the RoL button in Programmer mode

Press this key

K

To do this

Press the RoR button in Programmer mode

Press this key

<

To do this

Press the Lsh button in Programmer mode

Press this key

>

To do this

Press the Rsh button in Programmer mode

Press this key

%

To do this

Press the Mod button in Programmer mode

Press this key

|

To do this

Press the Or button in Programmer mode

Press this key

^

To do this

Press the Xor button in Programmer mode

Press this key

~

To do this

Press the Not button in Programmer mode

Press this key

&

To do this

Press the And button in Programmer mode

Press this key

Spacebar

To do this

Toggles the bit value in Programmer mode

Press this key

A

To do this

Press the Average button in Statistics mode

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Press the Average Sq button in Statistics mode

Press this key

S

To do this

Press the Sum button in Statistics mode

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Press the Sum Sq button in Statistics mode

Press this key

T

To do this

Press the S.D. button in Statistics mode

Press this key

Ctrl+T

To do this

Press the Inv S.D. button in Statistics mode

Press this key

D

To do this

Press the CAD button in Statistics mode

Calendar keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Calendar app.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+1 or Ctrl+D

To do this

Show the day view

Press this key

Ctrl+2 or Ctrl+O

To do this

Show the work week view

Press this key

Ctrl+3 or Ctrl+W

To do this

Show the week view

Press this key

Ctrl+4 or Ctrl+M

To do this

Show the month view

Press this key

Ctrl+T or Home

To do this

Go to today

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Create a new event

Press this key

Page up

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+H

To do this

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

Press this key

Page down

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+J

To do this

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

Press this key

Right arrow

To do this

In a view, go to the next day

Press this key

Left arrow

To do this

In a view, go to the previous day

Press this key

Down arrow

To do this

In a view, go to the next hour

Press this key

Up arrow

To do this

In a view, go to the previous hour

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Go back

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save or send the event

Press this key

Ctrl+P, use up and down arrows to select

To do this

Respond to an event

Press this key

Ctrl+D

To do this

Delete an event

Mail keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Mail app.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Reply

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+R

To do this

Reply all

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Forward

Press this key

Ctrl+M

To do this

Move item to a different folder

Press this key

Ctrl+J

To do this

Toggle between marking a message as junk or not junk

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+U

To do this

Show only unread messages

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+A

To do this

Show all messages

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+E

To do this

Show Folder options

Press this key

Ctrl+U

To do this

Mark as unread

Press this key

Ctrl+Q

To do this

Mark as read

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select all messages

Press this key

Insert

To do this

Toggle between Flag and Remove flag for messages

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

New message

Press this key

F5

To do this

Sync

Press this key

Alt+B

To do this

Put focus on the bcc button

Press this key

Alt+C

To do this

Put focus on the cc button

Accept

Press this key

Alt+D

To do this

Decline

Press this key

Alt+T

To do this

Put focus on the To button

Tentative

Press this key

Alt+V

To do this

Open the invitation in Calendar

Press this key

Alt+S

To do this

Send mail

Press this key

Alt+i

To do this

Insert attachment

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+F

To do this

Select a font

Press this key

Ctrl+Spacebar

To do this

Clear formatting

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo

Press this key

F4

To do this

Redo

Press this key

Ctrl+[

To do this

Increase font size one point

Press this key

Ctrl+]

To do this

Decrease font size one point

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+,

To do this

Decrease font size

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+.

To do this

Increase font size

Press this key

Ctrl+K

To do this

Add a link

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Center

Press this key

Ctrl+L

To do this

Left

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Right

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+L

To do this

Bullets

Press this key

Ctrl+M

To do this

Indent when text is selected

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+M

To do this

Outdent

Press this key

Tab or Shift+Tab

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+'

To do this

Acute accent

Press this key

Ctrl+,

To do this

Cedilla accent

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+6

To do this

Circumflex accent

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+;

To do this

Diaeresis accent

Press this key

Ctrl+`

To do this

Grave accent

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+7

To do this

Ligature accent

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+2

To do this

Ring accent

Press this key

Ctrl+/

To do this

Forward slash accent

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+`

To do this

Tilde accent

Press this key

Alt+Ctrl+Shift+1

To do this

Inverted exclamation mark

Press this key

Alt+Ctrl+Shift+/

To do this

Inverted question mark

People keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for the People app.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Add a contact

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save changes

Press this key

Delete

To do this

Delete a contact

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Make a contact a favorite

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+1

To do this

Pin a contact to Start

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Go back

Press this key

Home

To do this

Go to beginning of contact list

Press this key

Page down

To do this

Go forward in the contact list

Press this key

Page up

To do this

Go backwards in the contact list

Press this key

End

To do this

Go to end of the contact list

Messaging keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Messaging app.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Start a new conversation

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Select people

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Select an emoticon

Press this key

Ctrl+>

To do this

Next conversation

Press this key

Ctrl+<

To do this

Previous conversation

Paint keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Paint.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F1

To do this

Open Paint Help

Press this key

F11

To do this

View a picture in full-screen mode

Press this key

F12

To do this

Save the picture as a new file

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select the entire picture

Press this key

Ctrl+B

To do this

Bold selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+C

To do this

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Open the Properties dialog box

Press this key

Ctrl+G

To do this

Show or hide gridlines

Press this key

Ctrl+I

To do this

Italicize selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Create a new picture

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open an existing picture

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a picture

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Show or hide the ruler

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save changes to a picture

Press this key

Ctrl+U

To do this

Underline selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+V

To do this

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+W

To do this

Open the Resize and Skew dialog box

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut a selection

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+plus (+)

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+minus (-)

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+Page Up

To do this

Zoom in

Press this key

Ctrl+Page Down

To do this

Zoom out

Press this key

Alt (or F10)

To do this

Display keytips

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close a picture and its Paint window

Press this key

Right arrow

To do this

Move the selection or active shape right by one pixel

Press this key

Left arrow

To do this

Move the selection or active shape left by one pixel

Press this key

Down arrow

To do this

Move the selection or active shape down by one pixel

Press this key

Up arrow

To do this

Move the selection or active shape up by one pixel

Press this key

Shift+F10

To do this

Show the current shortcut menu

Reader keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with the Reader app.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F8

To do this

Use two-page layout

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Rotate the file 90 degrees clockwise

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Search for text in a file

Press this key

F7

To do this

Use keyboard selection mode

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a file

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open a file

Press this key

Ctrl+W

To do this

Close a file

Press this key

Ctrl+M

To do this

Reader app home

Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Remote Desktop Connection.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Home

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Up arrow

To do this

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

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+Down arrow

To do this

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

OneDrive keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with OneDrive.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select all

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+1

To do this

Change view (details/thumbnails)

Press this key

Ctrl+U

To do this

Upload

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+N

To do this

New folder

Press this key

Esc

To do this

Clear selection

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open with

Press this key

Ctrl+Alt+O

To do this

View folder

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+V

To do this

Copy

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+Y

To do this

Move

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Download

Press this key

Alt+Up arrow

To do this

Go up

Press this key

F2

To do this

Rename

Press this key

F5

To do this

Refresh

Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with Windows Journal.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F1

To do this

Open Journal Help

Press this key

F5

To do this

Refresh the note list

Press this key

F6

To do this

Toggle between a note list and a note

Press this key

F11

To do this

View a note in full-screen mode

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select all items on a page

Press this key

Ctrl+C

To do this

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Search for text in a file

Press this key

Ctrl+G

To do this

Go to a page

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Start a new note

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open a recently used note

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a note

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save changes to a note

Press this key

Ctrl+V

To do this

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut a selection

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo a change

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close a note and its Journal window

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+C

To do this

Display a shortcut menu for column headings in a note list

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+V

To do this

Move a note to a specific folder



WordPad keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains keyboard shortcuts for working with WordPad.

Press this key To do this
Press this key

F1

To do this

Open WordPad Help

Press this key

F3

To do this

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

Press this key

F10

To do this

Display keytips

Press this key

F12

To do this

Save the document as a new file

Press this key

Ctrl+1

To do this

Set single line spacing

Press this key

Ctrl+2

To do this

Set double line spacing

Press this key

Ctrl+5

To do this

Set line spacing to 1.5

Press this key

Ctrl+A

To do this

Select the entire document

Press this key

Ctrl+B

To do this

Make selected text bold

Press this key

Ctrl+C

To do this

Copy a selection to the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+D

To do this

Insert a Microsoft Paint drawing

Press this key

Ctrl+E

To do this

Align text center

Press this key

Ctrl+F

To do this

Search for text in a document

Press this key

Ctrl+H

To do this

Replace text in a document

Press this key

Ctrl+I

To do this

Italicize selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+J

To do this

Justify text

Press this key

Ctrl+L

To do this

Align text left

Press this key

Ctrl+N

To do this

Create a new document

Press this key

Ctrl+O

To do this

Open an existing document

Press this key

Ctrl+P

To do this

Print a document

Press this key

Ctrl+R

To do this

Align text right

Press this key

Ctrl+S

To do this

Save changes to a document

Press this key

Ctrl+U

To do this

Underline selected text

Press this key

Ctrl+V

To do this

Paste a selection from the Clipboard

Press this key

Ctrl+X

To do this

Cut a selection

Press this key

Ctrl+Y

To do this

Redo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+Z

To do this

Undo a change

Press this key

Ctrl+=

To do this

Make selected text subscript

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+=

To do this

Make selected text superscript

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+>

To do this

Increase the font size

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+<

To do this

Decrease the font size

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+A

To do this

Change characters to all capitals

Press this key

Ctrl+Shift+L

To do this

Change the bullet style

Press this key

Ctrl+Left arrow

To do this

Move the cursor one word to the left

Press this key

Ctrl+Right arrow

To do this

Move the cursor one word to the right

Press this key

Ctrl+Up arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the previous line

Press this key

Ctrl+Down arrow

To do this

Move the cursor to the next line

Press this key

Ctrl+Home

To do this

Move to the beginning of the document

Press this key

Ctrl+End

To do this

Move to the end of the document

Press this key

Ctrl+Page Up

To do this

Move up one page

Press this key

Ctrl+Page Down

To do this

Move down one page

Press this key

Ctrl+Delete

To do this

Delete the next word

Press this key

Alt+F4

To do this

Close WordPad

Press this key

Shift+F10

To do this

Show the current shortcut menu


Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts

You can see shortcuts for Internet Explorer at Internet Explorer shortcuts.

For more info about using keyboard shortcuts in Windows, see the Getting around your PC tutorial.