Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

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Haven’t seen this posted anywhere just yet so I thought I’d park it here. 


Windows logo key+spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key+O Locks device orientation
Windows logo key+Y Temporarily peeks at the desktop
Windows logo key+V Cycles through toasts
Windows logo key+Shift+V Cycles through toasts in reverse order
Windows logo key+Enter Launches Narrator
Windows logo key+PgUp Moves Metro style apps to the monitor on the left
Windows logo key+PgDown Moves Metro style apps to the monitor on the right
Windows logo key+Shift+. Moves the gutter to the left (snaps an application)
Windows logo key+. Moves the gutter to the right (snaps an application)
Windows logo key+C Opens Charms bar
Windows logo key+I Opens Settings charm
Windows logo key+K Opens Connect charm
Windows logo key+H Opens Share charm
Windows logo key+Q Opens Search pane
Windows logo key+W Opens Settings Search app
Windows logo key+F Opens File Search app
Windows logo key+Tab Cycles through Metro style apps
Windows logo key+Shift+Tab Cycles through Metro style apps in reverse order
Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab Cycles through Metro style apps and snaps them as they are cycled
Windows logo key+Z Opens App Bar

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  • Is there any way to create our own shortcut keys ?

    Is there any shortcut for "cascading windows, etc" ?

  • win + m  minimize all windows.

    shortcut key for maximize the all minimized windows ?


                  Thenk You

  • WinKey + X for administrative Tools. Pretty handy.

  • THANKS! ...and I agree with the comments below.

  • I Want many more short cut key

    Thank you

  • To maximize all the minimized windows, Win + Shift + M

  • ALT + F4 closes a program

    Way better than dragging and closing.

    Very handy :)

  • Thanks John but it looks like there are other keyboard shortcut missing from this list. I think this cheatsheet is more complete:

  • Thanks King!  This looks more useful.  Didn't realize how popular this topic was...

  • intelligence is measured at the speed we think ....... similarly the speed of operating has been improved and made easy by using these brilliant combination.....  

  • how to switch from one tab to another tab in chrome ?

  • thank you for this and everyone must use it

  • Hi...

    I got helpful info here too :

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