Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to work with your PC, saving you time and effort as you work with Windows and other apps.

keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8
Below is a chart of the Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts, that will definitely help improve Windows 8 experience for desktop and laptop users

Windows Key
— Toggles between the Start screen and the foremost running app (Metro) or the Windows Desktop.

Windows Key + B
— Switch to Windows desktop (classic) and select Tray notification area.

Windows Key + C — Display the Charms bar.

Windows Key + D — Switch to Windows desktop (classic) and toggle
Show Desktop.

Windows Key + E — Switch to Windows desktop (classic) and launch
Windows Explorer.

Windows Key + F — Display the File Search app.

Windows Key + H
— Display the Share charm.

Windows Key + I — Display the Settings charm.

Windows Key + J
— Swap foreground between the snapped and filled
apps.

Windows Key + K — Display the Connect charm.

Windows Key + O — Lock device orientation.

Windows Key + P — Display the new Project (“Projection”) pane for choosing between available displays.

Windows Key + Q — Display the Search pane.

Windows Key + V
— Cycle through toasts.

Windows Key + Shift Key + V — Cycle through toasts in reverse order.

Windows Key + W — Display the Settings Search app.

Windows Key + X — Access the advanced context menu on the Start preview tip.

Windows Key + Z — Display the App Bar.

Windows Key + Space — Switch input language and keyboard layout.

Windows Key + Enter — Launch Narrator.

Windows Key + PgUp — Move the Start Screen or a Metro Key + style
application to the monitor on the left.

Windows Key + PgDown — Move the Start Screen or a Metro Key + style application to the monitor on the right.

Windows Key + . — Move the gutter to the right (snap an application).

Windows Key + Shift Key + . — Move the gutter to the left (snap an
application).

Windows Key + , — Temporarily peek at the desktop.

Windows Key + Tab — Cycle through apps.

Windows Key + Shift Key + Tab — Cycle through apps in reverse order.

Windows Key + Ctrl Key + Tab — Cycle through apps and snap them as
they cycle.
Windows Key + / — Initiate input method editor (IME) reconversion.
Windows Key + 1, Windows Key + 2, etc. — Switch to Windows desktop (classic) and launch the nth shortcut in the Windows taskbar.

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