Windows-8 shortcuts list

21 Windows 8 shortcuts you should know!!

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Windows 8 is a great touch experience but now as I have been using it since quite a time on my desktop, I have come to see that it is also a fast and fluid keyboard and mouse experience once you know a few shortcuts. Most of the current Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts that you use every day still work. Windows logo key+L still locks, Windows logo key+E still brings up the Explorer, and Windows logo key+R still launches the run command.

That said, here are some additional Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts that make Windows 8 that much easier to use on your PC:

Key(s) Windows 8 Functionality
Windows logo key+spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key+O Locks device orientation
Windows logo key+Y Temporarily peeks at the desktop
Windows logo key+V Cycles through toasts
Windows logo key+Shift+V Cycles through toasts in reverse order
Windows logo key+Enter Launches Narrator
Windows logo key+PgUp Moves Metro style apps to the monitor on the left
Windows logo key+PgDown Moves Metro style apps to the monitor on the right
Windows logo key+Shift+. Moves the gutter to the left (snaps an application)
Windows logo key+. Moves the gutter to the right (snaps an application)
Windows logo key+C Opens Charms bar
Windows logo key+I Opens Settings charm
Windows logo key+K Opens Connect charm
Windows logo key+H Opens Share charm
Windows logo key+Q Opens Search pane
Windows logo key+W Opens Settings Search app
Windows logo key+F Opens File Search app
Windows logo key+Tab Cycles through Metro style apps
Windows logo key+Shift+Tab Cycles through Metro style apps in reverse order
Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab Cycles through Metro style apps and snaps them as they are cycled
Windows logo key+Z Opens App Bar