Shortcut keys for Windows 8

31 Mar 2015    12:59 pm
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 to9  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