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Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts


Complete Microsoft's new edition OS Window 8 keyboard shortcut keys with description of each key.

Shortcut
Description
Win + B
Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and select the tray notification area
Win + C
Brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings
Win + D
Brings up the old Windows desktop
Win + E
Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed
Win + F
Brings up the Metro File search screen
Win + H
Opens the Metro Share panel
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
Win + J
Switches focus between snapped Metro applications
Win + K
Opens the Devices panel (for connecting to a projector or some other device)
Win + L
Lock PC and return to Lock screen
Win + M
Minimize all Windows on the desktop
Win + O
Locks device orientation
Win + P
Choose between available displays
Win + Q
Brings up the Metro App Search screen
Win + R
Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Run box
Win + U
Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center
Win + V
Cycles through toasts
Win + W
Brings up the Metro Settings search screen
Win + X
Launch Start Menu
Win + Y
Temporarily peek at the desktop
Win + Z
Opens the App Bar for the current Metro application
Win + Page Up / Down
Moves tiles to the left / right
Win + Tab
Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications
Win + , (comma)
Aero Peek at the desktop
Win + . (period)
Snaps the current Metro application to one side of the screen (Right side)
Win + Shift + . (period)
Snaps the current Metro application to the other side of the screen (Left side)
Win + Space
Switch input language and keyboard layout
Win + Shift + V
Cycles through toasts in reverse order
Win + Enter
Launches Narrator
Win + Arrow Keys
Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and enable Aero Snap

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