Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts While using Windows 8's new interface in a traditional way might require some time to accommodate, the tasks of navigating through the o...
2018-07-31T07:44:57Z

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

While using Windows 8's new interface in a traditional way might require some time to accommodate, the tasks of navigating through the operating system and its new apps can be simplified by using the keyboard shortcuts that Microsoft has made available.

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

The shortcuts shared in this article were chosen by me while thinking what apps or settings you might access or use on a regular basis. They are simple enough to be easily grasped by anyone and they will help you be more productive in your daily tasks.

Win + C -> Brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings
Win + D -> Brings up the old Windows desktop
Win + E -> Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed
Win + F -> Brings up the Metro File search screen
Win + H -> Opens the Metro Share panel
Win + I -> Opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness
Win + J -> Switches focus between snapped Metro applications
Win + K -> Opens the Devices panel (for connecting to a projector or some other device)
Win + L -> Lock PC and return to Lock screen
Win + M -> Minimize all Windows on the desktop
Win + O -> Locks device orientation
Win + P -> Choose between available displays
Win + Q -> Brings up the Metro App Search screen
Win + R -> Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Run box
Win + U -> Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center
Win + V -> Cycles through toasts
Win + W -> Brings up the Metro Settings search screen
Win + X -> Launch Start Menu
Win + Y -> Temporarily peek at the desktop
Win + Z -> Opens the App Bar for the current Metro application
Win + Page Up / Down -> Moves tiles to the left / right
Win + Tab -> Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications
Win + , (comma) -> Aero Peek at the desktop
Win + . (period) -> Snaps the current Metro application to one side of the screen (Right side)
Win + Shift + . (period) -> Snaps the current Metro application to the other side of the screen (Left side)
Win + Space -> Switch input language and keyboard layout
Win + Shift + V -> Cycles through toasts in reverse order
Win + Enter -> Launches Narrator
Win + Arrow Keys -> Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and enable Aero Snap

I hope the Shortcuts given above helped you.
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