Windows 8 shortcut keys

By Apr 20, 2016

Description:

Windows 8 shortcut keys

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A charm is a window object providing quick access to windows features.
These objects allow to change the parameters of the system,
find a file, launch an application etc.

 

Shortcuts

Action

 

Windows + c

Opens Charms Bar (time/date and start menu)

 

Windows + h

Opens Share charm

Charms

Windows + i

Opens Settings charm

 

Windows + k

Opens Connect charm

 

Windows + p

Chooses between available display

 

esc

Closes a charm

 

 

Shortcuts

Action

Windows + f

Opens Metro File Search

 Search

Windows + q

Opens Search charm

 

Windows + w

Opens Settings Search charm

 

 

Shortcuts

Action

 

Windows + b

Shows the Windows desktop bar

 

Windows + d

Switchs to the Windows desktop

Desktop

windows+, (hold the keys pressed)

Peeks at the desktop

 

Windows + m

Minimizes all windows on the desktop

 

Windows + shift + m

Restores all minimized windows

 

Windows + t

Cycles through the items on the Taskbar

 

Windows + home

Minimizes/Maximizes Non-active desktop windows

 

 

Shortcuts

Action

 

Windows + e

Opens Windows Explorer

 

Windows + r

Opens the Run dialog box 

Desktop applications

Windows + u

Opens Ease of Access Center 

 

Windows + x

Access the Windows Tools Menu 

 

Windows + enter

Launches Narrator 




 

Shortcuts

Action

 

Windows

Opens the Start Screen

 

Windows + tab

Invokes the app switcher and changes between Metro-style applications

Windows + .

Moves the screen split to the right 

 Navigation

Windows + shift + .

Moves the screen split to the left

Windows 

Windows + left arrow

Tile window on the left side of the screen 

 

Windows + right arrow

Tile window on the right side of the screen 

 

Windows + up arrow

Maximizes the current window

 

Windows + down arrow

Minimizes or restores the current window

 

Windows key + shift + up arrow

Extends the current window from the top to the bottom of the screen

 

 

Shortcuts

Action

 

Windows + +

Zooms in 

Magnifier

Windows + -

Zomms out

 

Windows + esc

Exits magnifier 

 

 

Shortcuts

Action

Help

Windows + F1

Launches Windows Help and Support 

 

F1

 Displays Help

 


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