Microsoft publishes a list of keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

The new operating system by windows has been appreciated well around the world and with the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview,  launched a few weeks ago at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​it seems that the windows also had a hard time convincing people to change their system. And the main reason is because of the big change in interface.


An to stick to this change or make it easier windows has officially posted the list of most used keyboard shortcuts for the new operating system which helps us in saving time for the daily user of this wonderful new operating system. Here is a list of  keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8:

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

Thanks to Microsoft for the publishing keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 for helping the users and make the friendly with the new operating system.

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