Save your time with Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

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Michał Majchrzycki
Publication date
02.07.2013
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Whenever we switch to a new service, things can seem a little daunting at first. The latest Microsoft release isn’t staggeringly intuitive. Fortunately, they have created a list of useful shortcuts that are both quick and incredibly convenient. Fortunately, they have created a list of useful shortcuts that are both quick and incredibly convenient. Why not make the job easier?

Below is a set of some of the new keyboard functions for managing Modern UI interface. They can make it easier to access tiles, as well as save effort as you look for the applications or access the Control Panel.

Shortcut

Description

(Windows logo key) 

Open Menu Start (tiles)

+C

Open the left bar (Charms)

+D

Show Desktop

+E

Open File Explorator

+F

Open the Search charm

+I

Open the Settings charm

+L

Lock the computer

+P

Open the Second Screen bar

+R

Open the Run dialog box

+W

Open the search Settings

+Z

Show the commands available in the app

++

Zoom in using Magnifier

+H

Open the Share charm

+K

Open the Devices

+Q

Search for installed apps

+Enter

Open Narrator

+1...10

Open programs on the Taskbar

+M

Minimize all windows

+↑

Maximize open window

+↓

Minimize open window

+←

Tile open window on the left part of the screen

+→

Tile open window on the right part of the screen

+F1

Open Windows Help

+spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

+Ctrl+spacebar

Switch to previous input language and keyboard layout

+ Ctrl+Tab

Cycle through open apps

+Shift+Tab

Cycle backward through open apps

+PgUp

Move the Start Screen and apps to the monitor on the left

+PgDown

Move the Start Screen and apps to the monitor on the left

+Shift+.

Snap programs and apps to the left

+.

Snap programs and apps to the right

 +Shift+Tab Cycle backward through open apps
 Esc  Stop or exit the current task

Read on for more Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts that you’d probably find interesting.

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