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Must Know Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Must Know Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Few months back, Microsoft has launched its latest operating system, Windows 8. Windows 8 comes with improved stability and safety. Users are also upgrading to it and leaving older Widows version. Windows 8 is designed to work in both touch devices and desktop. Touch users can do their work easily with swipe and touch on the device. But desktop users can take time in moving mouse to click. To make the work faster, Microsoft has also added the keyboard shortcuts in this version of Windows like previous versions. Most of the keyboard shortcuts are identical to the keyboard shortcuts present in the previous versions and also added few new.

If you have already upgraded to Windows 8, I recommend you to learn some important keyboard shortcuts of Windows 8 to make your work faster.

These are some must Know Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts.

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 + C
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

 

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