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Friday, 26 October 2012

Windows 8 shortcut keys with description

  • Friday, 26 October 2012
  • Harmeet Saini
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  • Windows 8 shortcut keys with description.

    Shortcut
    Description
    Win + B
    Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and select the tray notification area
    Win + C
    Brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings
    Win + D
    Brings up the old Windows desktop
    Win + E
    Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed
    Win + F
    Brings up the Metro File search screen
    Win + H
    Opens the Metro Share panel
    Win + I
    Opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness
    Win + J
    Switches focus between snapped Metro applications
    Win + K
    Opens the Devices panel (for connecting to a projector or some other device)
    Win + L
    Lock PC and return to Lock screen
    Win + M
    Minimize all Windows on the desktop
    Win + O
    Locks device orientation
    Win + P
    Choose between available displays
    Win + Q
    Brings up the Metro App Search screen
    Win + R
    Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Run box
    Win + U
    Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center
    Win + V
    Cycles through toasts
    Win + W
    Brings up the Metro Settings search screen
    Win + X
    Launch Start Menu
    Win + Y
    Temporarily peek at the desktop
    Win + Z
    Opens the App Bar for the current Metro application
    Win + Page Up / Down
    Moves tiles to the left / right
    Win + Tab
    Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications
    Win + , (comma)
    Aero Peek at the desktop
    Win + . (period)
    Snaps the current Metro application to one side of the screen (Right side)
    Win + Shift + . (period)
    Snaps the current Metro application to the other side of the screen (Left side)
    Win + Space
    Switch input language and keyboard layout
    Win + Shift + V
    Cycles through toasts in reverse order
    Win + Enter
    Launches Narrator
    Win + Arrow Keys
    Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and enable Aero Snap

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