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Windows 8 OS Shortcut Keys..!


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Windows 8 has a new user experience that is primarily touch-based. But it still has many shortcut keys to make our lives easier. These Shortcut keys are very similar to those of Windows 7.



Start Screen


Win+PgUpMove tiles to the left
Win+PgDnMove tiles to the right
Win+[Arrows]Change which tile is selected
Win+EnterOpen the selected tile
Win+COpen simplified Start menu
Win+OLock device orientation (landscape/portrait); for devices with a gyroscope
Win+SpaceSwitch input language and keyboard layout

Window and Charm Management


Win+.Move the application split to the left
Win+Shift.Move the application split to the right
Win+ZOpen the App bar
Win+Shift+COpen the Charms bar
Win+KOpen the Connect charm
Win+HOpen the Share charm
Win+IOpen the Settings charm
Win+QApplication search
Win+WSettings search
Win+FFile search
Win+YPeek at the desktop
Win+VCycle through toasts
Win+ShiftVCycle in reverse through toasts
Win+EnterOpen Narrator

Taskbar Modifiers (Classic Desktop Mode)


Shift+ClickOpen a new instance of the program
Ctrl+ClickCycle between windows in a group
Middle ClickOpen a new instance of the program
Ctrl+Shift+ClickOpen a new instance of the program as Administrator
Shift+Right-ClickShow window menu

Managing Windows (Classic Desktop Mode)


Alt+F4Close the active window
Alt+TabSwitch to previous active window
Alt+EscCycle through all open windows
Win+TabFlip 3D
Ctrl+Win+TabPersistent Flip 3D
Win+TCycle through applications on taskbar (showing its live preview)
Win+MMinimize all open windows
Win+Shift+MUndo all window minimization
Win+DToggle showing the desktop
Win+Maximize the current window
Win+If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
Win+Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
*If it is already docked left, it is moved to the right half of the screen
*If it is already docked right, it is restored to its original size
Win+Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
*If it is already docked right, it is moved to the left half of the screen
*If it is already docked left, it is restored to its original size
Win+Shift+Move current window to the left monitor (with dual monitors)
Win+Shift+Move current window to the right monitor (with dual monitors)
Win+HomeMinimize all but the current window
Win+YPeek at the desktop
Win+[Plus sign]Zoom in
Win+[Minus sign]Zoom out

Starting Programs (Classic Desktop Mode)


Win+POpen the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Win+1Open the first program on your Quick Launch bar
Win+2Open the second program on your Quick Launch bar
Win+nOpen the nth program on your Quick Launch bar
Win+UOpen the ease of access center
Win+FOpen the search window
Win+XOpen the Mobility Center
Win+EOpen Explorer
Win+ROpen the Run window
Win+BMove focus to notification tray (the right-most portion of the taskbar)
Win+POpen the projection menu (generally used for laptops connected to projectors)
Win+PauseOpen the System Properties portion from the Control Panel
Ctrl+Shift+EscOpen Windows Task Manager

Viewing Folders With Explorer (Classic Desktop Mode)


Alt+PShow/hide the preview pane
Alt+Go back
Alt+Go forward
Alt+Go up a directory
Alt+DMove focus to address bar
Alt+D, TabMove focus to search bar
Alt+EnterOpen the Properties window of the current selection
Ctrl+MousewheelChange the view type (extra large, small, list view, detail, etc.)
Alt+PShow/hide the preview pane




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