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Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple by Joli Ballew and Nancy Muir

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Appendix A. Windows 8.1 keyboard shortcuts

Rather than using menus, toolbars, or ribbon buttons to get things done in Windows 8.1, you can use keyboard shortcuts. A keyboard shortcut is either a function key, such as F1, or a combination of keys, such as Ctrl+C (hold down the first key and, without letting go, press the second key), that performs an action such as opening help or copying selected text. Mastering keyboard shortcuts can make you a more efficient computer user.

Some shortcuts work in the Windows Start screen or desktop or in File Explorer, while others work in software programs such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. The tables in this chapter list keyboard shortcuts that work with the Windows user interface displayed, and general ...

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