List of Windows 8 Shortcuts

Windows 8 ShortcutsHere some of the most useful Windows 8 shortcuts. I hope you find this useful.

  • Windows key + Prt Scr : Save screenshot in your My Pictures folder
  • 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
  • Windows key + O : Lock the screen orientation
  • Windows key + E : Open Windows Explorer
  • Windows key + F : Start searching for a file
  • Windows key + P : Open Projector options
  • Windows key + D : Show desktop
  • Windows key + Q : Start searching
  • Windows key + R : Start Run
  • Windows key : Open Metro Screen in windows 8
  • Windows key + H : Access the share charm
  • Windows key + C : Access the charms bar
  • Windows key + Tab : Access the modern desktop task bar
  • Windows key + I : Go to settings
  • Windows key + K : Go to devices
  • Windows key + T : Cycle through the items on task bar
  • Windows key + X : Access the Windows tool menu
  • Windows key + Enter : Launch Narrator
  • Windows key + W : Access the setting search screen
  • Windows key + V : Access the toasts/notifications
  • Windows key + Shift + V : Access all toasts/notifications in reverse order
  • Windows key + PrtSC : Takes screen shot and saves it automatically in the Pictures folder
  • Windows key + U : Open Ease of Access Center
  • Windows key + 1-9 : Go to apps in the task bar indicated by number
  • Windows key + + : Zoom in magnifier
  • Windows key + L : Lock user
  • Windows key + M : Minimize all windows
  • Windows key + Space : Switch input language and keyboard input
  • Windows key + F1 : Open Windows Help and Support Center
  • Windows key + PageUp : Move start screen to left monitor
  • Windows key + PageDown : Move start screen to right monitor
  • Windows key + Pause/Break : System Properties
  • Windows key + Left Arrow : Snap windows to the left screen
  • Windows key + Right Arrow : Snap windows to the right screen
  • Windows key + Up Arrow : Maximize desktop window
  • Windows key + – : Zoom out magnifier
  • Windows key + Down Arrow : Minimize/Restore desktop window
  • Windows key + Shift + Up Arrow : Maximize desktop window vertically
  • Windows key + Shift + Down Arrow : Minimize/Restore desktop window vertically
  • Windows key + Ctrl + F : Open find computers dialog box
  • Windows key + Shift + M : Restore all minimized windows
  • Ctrl + A : Select all
  • Ctrl + C : Copy
  • Ctrl + V : Paste
  • Ctrl + E : Select search box
  • Ctrl + N : New window
  • Ctrl + Esc : Start Screen
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc : Open Task Manager

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