Windows 8

Keyboard Shortcuts For Microsoft Windows 8

Written by Ahsanul Karim

Lots of people started using Windows 8  developers Preview version. Still Windows 8 is not officially launched.  I am also using this latest version Windows 8.  It’s theme more appealing than previous versions.  I love its start page. It seems all programs in 1 page. 

I already started writing on Windows 8 features & I am getting good support from my readers. As Windows 8 users are increasing, I think it’s appropriate time to write on  Keyboard Shortcuts For Microsoft Windows 8.

 

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Here are all important Keyboard Shortcuts For Microsoft Windows 8:

  • Windows logo key+ space bar – Switch input language and keyboard layout
  • Windows logo key + C – Opens Charms bar
  • Windows logo key + D – Show Desktop
  • Windows logo key + E – Open Windows Explorer
  • Windows logo key + F – Go To Files in Search
  • Windows logo key + G – Cycle Through Desktop Gadgets
  • Windows logo key + H – Share Charm
  • Windows logo key + I – Opens Settings charm
  • Windows logo key + J – Switch Focus Between snapped & Large apps
  • Windows logo key + K – Opens Connect charm
  • Windows logo key + L – Switch User
  • Windows logo key + M – Minimize All Windows
  • Windows logo key + O – Lock Screen orientation
  • Windows logo key + P – Projection Options
  • Windows logo key + Q – Opens Search Charm
  • Windows logo key + R – Run
  • Windows logo key + T – Set Focus on Taskbar & cycle Through Running Desktop Apps
  • Windows logo key + U – Ease Of Access Center
  • Windows logo key + V – Cycle Through Notifications
  • Windows logo key + W – Opens Settings Search app
  • Windows logo key + Y – Temporarily peeks at the desktop
  • Windows logo key + Z – Opens App Bar
  • Windows logo key + 1-9 – Go To The App at the given position on the taskbar
  • Windows logo key + – Zoom In
  • Windows logo key – – Zoom Out
  • Windows logo key + , – Peek at the desktop
  • Windows logo key + . (period) – Snap a metro app to the right
  • Windows logo key + Enter – Narrator
  • Windows logo key + Esc – Exit magnifier
  • Windows logo key + spacebar – Switch input language & keyboard layout

 

Also Read: Firefox Keyboard Shortcut 

 

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  • Windows logo key + Tab – Cycle Through metro app history
  • Space bar – Select or clear active check box
  • Tab – Move forward through options
  • Esc – Cancel
  • NumLock – 5 seconds; Toggle Keys
  • Del – Delete File
  • Home – Minimize non-active desktop windows
  • PgUp – Move Start screen to Left monitor
  • PgDn – Move Start screen to Right monitor
  • Left Arrow – Open previous menu or close submenu
  • F1 – Display help
  • F2 – Rename item
  • F3 – Search For File or Folder
  • F4 – Display items in active list
  • F5 – Refresh
  • Windows logo key + Break – System properties
  • Windows logo key + left Arrow – Snap desktop window to the left
  • Windows logo key + up Arrow – Maximize Desktop Window
  • Windows logo key + Down Arrow – Minimize Desktop Window
  • Windows logo key + F1 – Windows Help & Support
  • Ctrl+ Mouse Wheel  – Zoom in/Out
  • Ctrl + A – Select All
  • Ctrl + C – Copy
  • Ctrl + E – Select Search Box
  • Ctrl + N – New Window
  • Ctrl + R – Refresh
  • Ctrl + V – paste
  • Ctrl + W – Close Current Window
  • Ctrl + X – Cut
  • Ctrl + Y – Redo
  • Ctrl + Z – Undo
  • Ctrl + Tab – Cycle Through Metro App History
  • Ctrl + Esc – Start Screen
  • Ctrl + Ins – Copy
  • Ctrl + Left Arrow Previous Word
  • Ctrl + Right Arrow – Next Word
  • Ctrl + Up Arrow – previous Paragraph
  • Ctrl + Down Arrow – Next paragraph
  • Ctrl + F4 – Close Active Document
  • Alt + D – Select Address Bar
  • Alt + Enter – Properties
  • Alt + Spacebar – Shortcut Menu
  • Alt + Tab – Switch Between Apps
  • Alt + Left Arrow – Previous Folder
  • Alt + Up Arrow – Go Up one Level

Also Read: How To Show Windows 8 Hidden Icon  In Desktop

 

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  • Alt + F4 – Close Active item or app
  • Shift  – 8 Seconds: Filter Keys / 5 seconds: Sticky Keys
  • Shift + Tab – Move Backward Through options
  • Shift + Ins – Paste
  • Ctrl + Shift + N – New Folder
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc – Task Manager
  • Ctrl + Shift – Select A block of text
  • Ctrl + Alt + D – Docked Mode (Magnifier)
  • Ctrl + Alt + I – Invert Color
  • Ctrl + Alt + L – lens mode
  • Ctrl + Alt + Tab – Switch between apps using arrow keys

 

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Ahsanul Karim

Ahsanul Karim is the founder and admin of Tech Desighn . He is a Tech Blogger & writes on blogging, SEO, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter tips & publish articles on latest tech gadgets.You can add him in Facebook, Twitter,
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7 Comments

  • Hi Karim!
    another informative blog by you.i am surprised you have better knowledge about the window 8 and the huge keyword list are awesome.i like it.
    thanks for joining this blog.

  • Wow. Windows never cease to amaze me. Windows 8 is totally different from the previous Windows. It is an all new design and is very creative. You have written a great informative article! Thank you for posting this. I will try this as soon as I get my hands on my first Windows 8 OS.

  • wow really an interesting and useful post , this makes my work even more efficient and easier , so many shortcuts here , but I am not aware of many in this list , thanks you so much for sharing , Bookmarked for my future use and will tweet this to my friends too 🙂

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