Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know



Windows 8 is the latest offering from Microsoft and has reinvented itself as an operating system for both tablet and PC users. While touchscreen users can take advantage of the many navigational rewrites e.g. the Charms Menu, Metro UI with tiles, and swipes, Microsoft has also done their part to
ensure that users who prefer getting around with the keyboard would not be left out.

50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts You should Familiarize Your Self With Include:- 

                  Shortcut
                                          Description

          Windows Key + D

                                     Show Desktop
          Windows Key + C

                                  Open Charms Menu

          Windows Key + F

                                  Charms Menu – Search

         Windows Key + H

                                  Charms Menu – Share


         Windows Key + K

                                 Charms Menu – Devices
         Windows Key + I
                                
                                 Charms Menu – Settings

         Windows Key + Q
                             
                                    Search For Installed Apps

        Windows Key + W
                                
                                   Search Settings

        Windows Key + Tab
                      
                     Cycle through open Modern UI Apps

   Windows Key + Shift + Tab


                  Cycle through open Modern UI Apps in reverse order


             Windows Key +  .
                    Snaps app to the right (split screen multitasking)

      Windows Key + Shift + .
                    
                    Snaps app to the left (split screen multitasking)

         Windows Key + ,

                           Temporarily view desktop

                Alt + F4
                             
                            Quit Modern UI Apps

       Windows Key + E

               Launch Windows Explorer Window

      Windows Key + L
                  
                 Lock PC and go to lock screen

      Windows Key + T     

         Cycle through icons on taskbar (press Enter to launch app)

      Windows Key + X
           
              Show Advanced Windows Settings Menu

      Windows Key + E
             Launch Windows Explorer Window
   Windows Key + Page Down

      Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the right

      Windows Key + M

                        Minimize all Windows

    Windows Key + Shift + M
        
                   Restore all minimized Windows


        Windows Key + R

                        Open Run dialog box

   Windows Key + Up Arrow

                    Maximize current window
   Windows Key + Down Arrow

                     Minimize current window

    Windows Key + Left Arrow  
           Maximize current window to left side of the screen

   Windows Key + Right Arrow

           Maximize current window to right side of the screen

        Ctrl + Shift + Escape

                             Open Task Manager

    Windows Key + Print Screen

           Takes a Print Screen and saves it to your Pictures folder

     Windows Key + Page Up

        Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the left

    Windows Key + Pause Break

                         Display System Properties

           Shift + Delete

         Permanently delete files without sending it to Recycle Bin

       Windows Key + F1

                   Open Windows Help and Support

        Windows Key + V

                        Cycle through notifications

   Windows Key + Shift + V

             Cycle through notifications in reverse order

      Windows Key + 0 to 9

       Launch/show app pinned to taskbar at indicated number

 Windows Key + Shift + 0 to 9

       Launch new instance of app pinned to taskbar at indicated number

        Alt + Enter

            Display Properties of selected item in File Explorer
  
    Alt + Up Arrow

       View upper level folder of current folder in File Explorer

    Alt + Right Arrow

                View next folder in File Explorer

     Alt + Left Arrow

                View previous folder in File Explorer

     Windows Key + P

                Choose secondary display modes

      Windows Key + U

                 Open Ease of Access Center

     Alt + Print Screen

             Print Screen focused Window only

    Windows Key + Spacebar

              Switch input language and keyboard layout

     Windows Key + Shift +       Spacebar
             Switch to previous input language and keyboard layout

        Windows Key +  Enter

                                Open Narrator

        Windows Key +   +

                          Zoom in using Magnifier

        Windows Key +   -

                          Zoom out using Magnifier

       Windows Key + Escape

                                  Exit Magnifier






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