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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts


Here’s a list of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts that I got from a MSFT Help Desk Engineer.  Just thought I would share.  Enjoy!


Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts  –    
  Shortcut Action
  Ctrl+Shift+Esc Starts Task Manager.
  Windows (tap) Toggles between the Start screen and the foremost running app   (Metro-style) or the Windows Desktop.
  Windows+, Peeks at the Windows desktop.
  Windows+. Snaps application to the left.
  Windows+/ Initiate input method editor (IME) reconversion.
  Windows+1, Windows+2, etc. Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the nth   shortcut in the Windows taskbar. So WINKEY + 1 would launch whichever   application is first in the list, from left to right.
  Windows+Arrow Keys Aero Snap.
  Windows+B Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and select the tray   notification area.
  Windows+C Display Charms and time/date/notification overlay.
  Windows+Ctrl+Tab Cycle through apps, snapping them as you go.
  Windows+D Toggle Show Desktop (hides/shows any applications and other   windows).
  Windows+E Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed.
  Windows+Enter Launch Narrator.
  Windows+F Search Files using the new Windows Search pane.
  Windows+H Open the Share charm.
  Windows+I Display Settings charm.
  Windows+J Swap foreground between the snapped and filled apps.
  Windows+K Display Connect charm.
  Windows+L Lock PC and return to Lock screen.
  Windows+M Minimize the selected Explorer window.
  Windows+O Toggle orientation switching on slate and tablet PCs.
  Windows+P Display the new Project (for “projection”) pane for   choosing between available displays.
  Windows+PgDown Move the Start Screen or a Metro-style application to the   monitor on the right.
  Windows+PgUp Move the Start Screen or a Metro-style application to the   monitor on the left.
  Windows+Q Open the Search pane.
  Windows+R Display Run box.
  Windows+Shift-. Move the gutter to the left (snap an application).
  Windows+Shift+. Snaps application to the right.
  Windows+Shift+Tab Cycle through apps in reverse order.
  Windows+Shift+V Cycles through Notification toasts in reverse order.
  Windows+Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout.
  Windows+Tab Cycle through apps.
  Windows+U Launch Ease of Access Center.
  Windows+V Cycles through Notification toasts.
  Windows+W Display Settings Search pane
  Windows+X Access the advanced context menu on the Start preview tip.
  Windows+Z Open the App Bar.

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