Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

The following table contains common keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

Press this key  To do this

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 apps (except desktop apps)

Alt+F4   Close the active item, or exit the active

Windows logo key +L   Lock your PC or switch people

Windows logo key +D   Display and hide the desktop

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