16 January 2014

Windows8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows8 is the latest offering from microsoft.Microsoft made this version little different from their previous ones.Windows8 has reinvented itself as an operating system for both tablet and PC users. While touchscreen users can take. If you don't have a touch screen, there's no need to mouse around to make key functions appear. If you know the correct keyboard shortcuts.Knowing at least some of the Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts will make your Windows 8 experience much more enjoyable.If you're thinking of using same shortcuts of previous windows versions then you are just damn wrong,cause we've already told you microsoft made it totally different from their previous versions.While experiencing with window8 as an operating system you may have already getting through it.So let's start knowing about these shortcuts and make your experience with windows8 delightlful.

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Shortcuts with Action

  • 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+F        Search Files
  • Windows key+Q        Search Apps
  • Windows Key+P        Second Screen
  • Windows key+h         Share
  • Windows key+x         Admin Menu
  • 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 screenCtrl + 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 + R     Open Run Menu
  • 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 + L          Brings the computer back to the lock screen
  • Windows Key + Z      Brings up app menu
  • 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 +Number Key (1-9)    Switch to desktop mode .
  • Windows Key + .       Docks the current Windows 8-style application to the right and left
  • Windows Key + + Zoom in using Magnifier
  • Windows Key + - Zoom out using Magnifier
  • Windows Key + Escape Exit Magnifier

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So these are the shortcuts for now.We will try to update the lists as per as time allows.if you do know some more shortcuts then just share it with our reader through the below comment sections.
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7 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. This is helpful as I am always using short cut keys. It's faster that way

  2. Do you really use all these shortcut keys? I've never thought there's so many of them.

  3. I am not yet using Windows 8 up to now. Will refer to this article again when I do. How different are these shortcuts from Windows 7?

  4. The number of shortcut keys are a definite surprise, though I'm using the Windows 8.

  5. Nostalgic. I used shortcut keys before and this command is very, very common for me since I am a techie person.

  6. These shortcuts really makes working a lot faster.