List of 70 Windows 8 Shortcuts keys

Last Updated: April 17, 2014

Using Windows 8 is certainly different experience from its predecessors, the more you use is more you get used to it. But most of the times people are mingled between the metro UI and the traditional desktop interface. As far as Windows 8 keyboard is concerned, windows 8 is more demanding to touch responses or to cursors.

List of Windows 8 and Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Since the user interface is fluid and the lack of Start menu built right out of the box, people tend to  use more cursor, but here are a few keyboard shortcuts which is combination of certain traditional keyboard shortcuts and new modern UI keyboard shortcuts which will solve all your frustration and making your work amazingly fast on windows 8.

Here’s the List of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts, Try them out!

 1.  Modern UI keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

  • WIN  + Q :  App Search
  • WIN + START TYPING :  Search Anything
  • WIN +  COMMA( ,) :   Peek to desktop
  • WIN + PERIOD( .) :   Snap the app to the right
  • WIN+ SHIFT + PERIOD ( .) :   Snap the app to the left
  • WIN + C :   Show windows charm
  • WIN +Z :   Show the commands in apps
  • WIN + I :   Windows charm settings
  • WIN + W  :    Search settings
  • WIN + F  :   Search files
  • WIN + H :   Share option of windows charm
  • SPACEBAR + ARROWS  :   Select the app tile
  • WIN +K  :   Devices option
  • WIN + V :  Access notifications
  • WIN + SHIFT + V :   Access notifications in reverse order
  • CTRL + WIN + B :  Open program displaying notification

 2.  Traditional Desktop keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

  • WIN + D :  Show Desktop
  • WIN+ M :  Minimize   Desktop
  • WIN+ R :   Run
  • WIN + 1 :  Launch pinned apps from taskbar
  • WIN + BREAK :  Show System Information
  • WIN + COMMA(,) :  Peek at desktop
  • WIN  + T :  Taskbar previews
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ESCAPE :  Task Manager
  • WIN + RIGHT ARROW:   Aero snap right
  • WIN + LEFT ARROW :   Aero snap left
  • WIN + UP ARROW :   Aero snap full screen
  • WIN + DOWN ARROW:   Minimise window
  • WIN + U :   Access Center
  • WIN : Display Start screen
  • WIN + X : Administrative tools menu
  • WIN + SCROLL WHEEL  : Zoom in and out in window
  • WIN + PLUS( + ) :   Zoom in window using magnifying tool
  • WIN + MINUS( – ) :   Zoom out window using magnifying tool
  • WIN + L :  Lock screen
  • WIN + P :  Projector screens options
  • WIN + ENTER :  Starts Windows Narrator
  • WIN + Print Screen :  Saves a screenshot in the picture / screenshot  folder
  • ALT + TAB :  Traditional app switcher
  • WIN + TAB :   App switcher in metro mode
  • CTRL + C :  Copy
  • CTRL + X :  Cut
  • CTRL + V :  Paste
  • ALT + F4 :  Close application

3.  Internet explorer 10 for Windows 8 (Modern UI)  keyboard shortcuts

  • CTRL + E :  Move cursor to address bar to search the web
  • CTRL + L   :   Address bar
  • ALT + LEFT :  Back
  • ALT + RIGHT :  Forward
  • CTRL + R  :  Reload Page
  • CTRL + T :  New tab
  • CTRL + TAB :  Switch between  tabs
  • CTRL+ W :  Close tab
  • CTRL + K :  Duplicate tab
  • CTRL + SHIFT + P :  InPrivate Mode Tab
  • CTRL + F  :  Find on page
  • CTRL + P :  Print
  • CTRL + SHIFT + T :  Reopen closed tab

4.  Some Advanced Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows 7

  • WIN  + E : Open my computer
  • CTRL + N :  New Explorer window
  • CTRL+ SCROLL WHEEL :  Changes  view
  • CTRL + F1 :  Show / Hide top Ribbon
  • ALT + UP :   Navigate up a folder
  • ALT + LEFT :   Navigate to previous folder
  • ALT + RIGHT :  Navigate forward
  • CTRL + SHIFT + N :   New Folder
  • F2 :  Rename
  • ALT + ENTER :   Show Properties
  • ALT + F + P :   Opens Command prompt at current location
  • ALT + F + R :   Opens PowerShell prompt at current location

SEE ALSO:  Top Social Apps for Windows 8

Updated: April, 2014

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