Windows 8: Keyboard shortcuts for everyday use.

Windows 8 Keyboard shortcuts

Almost all of us got our hands dirty on Windows 8 since the official release. While playing with the new cutie, we may feel bit like the thing is not really designed for mouse, yup what I said is correct and that is what I really feel. Instead of mouse, MS seems a bit inclined to taps, touch and gestures than our plain old clicks and drags. Did any one else noticed that? Whatever it be, they didn’t forgot the classic keyboard, and it came by to my rescue. Here is what I found in concise. If you want a bit more detailed, please visit the link here

Charms Bar

Win+C: All charms
Win+Q: Search charm
Win+H: Share charm
Win: Start charm
Win+K: Devices charm
Win+I: Settings charm


Win+Q: Search apps
Win+W: Search settings
Win+F: Search files

Metro Apps

Win+Z: Get to app options
Win+.: Snap app to the left
Win+Shift+.: Snap app to the right
Alt+F4: Close an app


Win+D: Open Desktop
Win+,: Peek at desktop
Win+B: Back to desktop


Win+X: Open system utility settings menu
Win+PrntScrn: Take screenshot and save to Pictures, if you have more then one screen open then all are printed
Win+Tab: Open switch list
Win+T: Preview open windows in taskbar
Win+U: Open Ease of Access Center
Win+Spacebar: Switch language and keyboard
Win+Enter: Open Windows Narrator


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