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List Of Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are some of the most important keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

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The Shortcuts:

  • Windows key: Start Screen / Metro App switcher
  • Win + C : Charms bar
  • Win + D : Go straight to desktop
  • Win + E : Open the Windows Explorer
  • Win + F : Open File Search
  • Win + H : Open Share pane
  • Win + I : Open Settings
  • Win + K : Open Device panel
  • Win + L : Lock down
  • Win + M : Minimize
  • Win + O : Toggles device orientation lock on and off
  • Win + P : Switch to a second display or projector
  • Win + Q : Search Apps
  • Win + R : Run dialog
  • Win + U : Ease of Access Center
  • Win + V : Notifications
  • Win + W : Search your system settings
  • Win + X : Useful tools and applets
  • Win + Z : Show context menu
  • Win + + : Launch Magnifier and zoom in
  • Win + – : Zoom out
  • Win + , : Aero peek at the desktop
  • Win + Enter : Launch Narrator
  • Win + PgUp : Move the current screen to the monitor on your left
  • Win + PgDn : Move the current screen to the monitor on your right
  • Win + PrtSc : Take screenshot
  • Win + Tab : Switch between apps
  • F1: Help
  • CTRL+ESC: Open Start menu
  • ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs via Switch List
  • ALT+F4: Quit program
  • SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently
  • Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)
  • Press SHIFT five times: Toggles StickyKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the right SHIFT key for eight seconds: Toggles FilterKeys on and off
  • Press down and hold the NUM LOCK key for five seconds: Toggles ToggleKeys on and off
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK: Toggles MouseKeys on and off
  • Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN: Toggles high contrast on and off

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Published: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 Last Modified: October 31, 2012

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