Earlier today I shared the fact that the Windows 8.1 Mail app has over 60 keyboard shortcuts in that one app alone.
That prompted me to do a little research about how extensive the keyboard shortcuts list is for the entire OS and its built in apps.
There is a complete listing of all of the Windows 8.1 related keyboard shortcuts on the Windows Support site broken down by OS function and apps.
Here is a quick breakdown of the number of keyboard shortcuts you have available on Windows 8.1 and its built in applications:
|New for Windows 8/8.1||21|
|Windows Logo Key||54|
|Ease of Access||6|
|Narrator Touch Keyboard||8|
|Windows Help Viewer||12|
I was aware that Windows 8.1 had not abandoned the mouse and keyboard because I use the OS daily in that non-touch configuration but I am quite amazed at the extensive list of keyboard shortcuts on the OS.
In particular the number of shortcuts available to a simple app like Calculator with 76 is simply unreal.
For an operating system that had apparently left the mouse and keyboard behind having nearly 600 keyboard shortcuts sends a very different message doesn’t it?
Are you a keyboard user? Any favorite shortcuts you want to share with everyone?