Windows 8 Useful Hotkeys (Keyboard Shortcuts)

12 May

There are a few useful hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) introduced in Windows 8 which can make your Windows 8 experience better. Some of them are given below:

  • Win key – Toggles between Start Screen and Windows Desktop.
  • Win+D – Switch to desktop.
  • Win+X – Opens Quick Access Menu.
  • Win+PrntScr – Automatically saves screenshot in Pictures folder.
  • Win+C – Shows Charms Bar.
  • Win+I – Shows Settings panel.
  • Win+K – Launches Devices charm.
  • Win+H – Launches Share charm.
  • Win+Q – Launches Search charm.
  • Win+W – Launches Settings search page.
  • Win+F – Launches Files search page.
  • Win+Tab – Shows Metro apps switcher.
  • Win+Z – Shows / hides App bar at Start Screen to show all apps.
  • Win+Spacebar – Toggles between input languages and keyboard layout.
  • Win+, – From Start Screen peeks at the Desktop.
  • Win+Enter – Launches Narrator.
  • Ctrl+F1 – Minimizes / maximizes ribbon in Windows Explorer.
  • Ctrl+Tab – Launches All Apps list on Start Screen.
  • Win+PgUp – Moves full screen window (i.e., the new Metro UI) to the monitor on the left in multi-mon situations.
  • Win+PgDn –  Moves full screen to the right.
  • Win+Shift + . – Snaps application and/or moves the snapped app to left.
  • Win+. – Snaps application and/or moves the snapped app to right.
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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Windows



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