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Windows 8.1 Bible by Rob Tidrow, Jeffrey R. Shapiro, Jim Boyce

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APPENDIX C: Universal Shortcut Keys

IN THIS APPENDIX

General, dialog box, and Explorer shortcut keys

Ease of Access shortcut keys

Text-editing shortcut keys

Internet Explorer shortcut keys

This appendix is a quick reference to shortcut keys that are used throughout Windows 8.1. Many application programs use the same shortcut keys. That's why we've titled this appendix “Universal Shortcut Keys.” Of course, any program can have additional shortcuts to its own unique features. For example, the Word 2013 Options window shows underlined characters, denoting them as hotkeys for activating an option. The first option is Typing Replaces Selected Text. The hotkey for this option is T. For programs still using menus, the key+key combination to the right of each menu command is the shortcut key for using that command from the keyboard without the menu.

Virtually every program also comes with its own Help. Typically, you get to that by pressing Help (F1) while the program is in the active window. Or you choose the ? or Help from that program's menu bar. Use the Help feature of that program to search for the term “shortcut” or “shortcut keys” to see whether you can find a summary of that program's shortcut keys.

Of course, Windows 8.1 has its own Help, too. To open Windows Help and Support, open the Charms Bar, click Settings, and then click Help. Type shortcuts keys as your search text, and press Enter. The search results will include shortcut keys for Windows 8.1 and many programs that ...

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