Windows 8 Shortcut Keys: Updated

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Windows is the most loved and broadly used operating system in the world. The reason behind its success is its user friendly and easy to use nature. Windows 8 is the latest version of Windows operating system and is under development. Yesterday, Microsoft released Consumer Preview version of Windows 8. You can download this Consumer Preview version from Windows website.

Microsoft always desires to make Windows 8 highly usable not just by beginners with touchscreen-based devices, but also by more experienced users on traditional PCs. To make you work fast enough on Windows systems, Windows 8 also has some shortcut keys. Here are the official and updated list of Windows 8 shortcut keys.

Windows Logo Key + C – Opens Charms Bar

Windows Logo Key + D – Switch to Windows desktop and toggle Show Desktop

Windows Logo Key + E – Switch to Windows desktop and launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed.

Windows Logo Key + F – Opens File Search App

Windows Logo Key + H – Display Share charm

Windows Logo Key + I – Opens Settings charm

Windows Logo Key + J – Swaps foreground between the snapped and filled apps

Windows Logo Key + K – Opens Connect charm

Windows Logo Key + L – Lock PC and return to Lock screen

Windows Logo Key + M – Minimize the selected Explorer window

Windows Logo Key + O – Locks device orientation

Windows Logo Key + Q – Opens Search pane

Windows Logo Key + V – Cycles through toasts

Windows Logo Key + Shift + V – Cycles through toasts in reverse order

Windows Logo Key + W – Opens Settings Search app

Windows Logo Key + X – Access the advanced context menu on the Start preview tip

Windows Logo Key + Y – Temporarily look at the desktop

Windows Logo Key + Z – Flip open apps

Windows Logo Key + Enter – Launches Narrator

Windows Logo Key + Spacebar – Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows Logo Key + PgUp – Moves tiles to the left

Windows Logo Key + PgDown – Moves tiles to the right

Windows Logo Key + . – Moves the split to the right

Windows Logo Key + Shift + . – Moves the split to the left

Windows Logo Key + Tab – Cycle through apps

 

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