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Friday, July 4, 2014

windows 8 keyboard shortcuts


While using Windows 8's new interface in a traditional way might require some time to accommodate, the tasks of navigating through the operating system and its new apps can be simplified by using the keyboard shortcuts that Microsoft has made available. The shortcuts shared in this article were chosen by me while thinking what apps or settings you might access or use on a regular basis. They are simple enough to be easily grasped by anyone and they will help you be more productive in your daily tasks.

  1. Win + C– Brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings
  2. Win + D– Brings up the old Windows desktop
  3. Win + E– Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed
  4. Win + F– Brings up the Metro File search screen
  5. Win + H– Opens the Metro Share panel
  1. Win + I– Opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app,     change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness
  2. Win + J– Switches focus between snapped Metro applications
  3. Win + K– Opens the Devices panel (for connecting to a projector or some other device)
  4. Win + L– Lock PC and return to Lock screen
  5. Win + M– Minimize all Windows on the desktop
  6. Win + O– Locks device orientation
  7. Win + P– Choose between available displays
  8. Win + Q– Brings up the Metro App Search screen
  9. Win + R– Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Run box
  10. Win + U– Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center
  11. Win + V– Cycles through toasts
  12. Win + W– Brings up the Metro Settings search screen
  13. Win + X– Launch Start Menu
  14. Win + Y– Temporarily peek at the desktop
  15. Win + Z– Opens the App Bar for the current Metro application
  16. Win + Page Up / Down– Moves tiles to the left / right
  17. Win + Tab– Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications
  18. Win + , (comma)– Aero Peek at the desktop
  19. Win + . (period)– Snaps the current Metro application to one side of the screen (Right side)
  20. Win + Shift + . (period)– Snaps the current Metro application to the other side of the screen (Left side)
  21. Win + Space– Switch input language and keyboard layout
  22. Win + Shift + V– Cycles through toasts in reverse order
  23. Win + Enter– Launches Narrator
  24. Win + Arrow Keys – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and enable Aero Snap

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