Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows.

Press this

To do this

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+start typing
 

Search your PC

Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)

 

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen

Ctrl+scroll wheel

 

Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+C
 

Open the charms

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+F
 

Open the Search charm to search files

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+H
 

Open the Share charm

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+I
 

Open the Settings charm

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+J
 

Switch the main app and snapped app

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+K
 

Open the Devices charm

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+O
 

Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Q
 

Open the Search charm to search apps

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+W
 

Open the Search charm to search settings

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Z
 

Show the commands available in the app

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+spacebar
 

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Ctrl+spacebar
 

Change to a previously selected input

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Tab
 

Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps)

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab
 

Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Shift+Tab
 

Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+PgUp
 

Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+PgDown
 

Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+Shift+period (.)
 

Snaps an app to the left

Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key+period (.)
 

Snaps an app to the right