50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts to Improve Your Experience

Microsoft has introduced it’s best product of all time, the Windows 8. The OS is designed to be used on both PC and Tablet. Whether you are using it on tablet or on laptops, it will impress you with it’s majestic look and fabulous functionality.  As it’s been designed to navigate through tiles and charm menu, but keyboard users will not be disappointed too.

50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts to Improve Your Experience

With it’s completely new options and functionality, the OS has also introduced new Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts to get most out of the program. Here is a list of 50 Best Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts.

Windows Key + D Show Desktop
Windows Key + M Opens desktop mode and minimizes all windows
Windows Key + C Open Charms Menu
Windows Key + Tab Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps)
Windows Key + Spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + Ctrl+Spacebar Change to a previously selected input
Windows Key + Q Search For Installed Apps
Windows Key + I Charms Menu – Settings
Windows Key + K Charms Menu – Devices
Windows Key + H share Charms Menu
Windows Key + F Search Charms Menu
Windows Key + E Launch Windows Explorer Window
Windows Key + X Show Advanced Windows Settings Menu
Windows Key + L Lock PC and go to lock screen
Windows Key + R Open Run dialog box
Windows Key + Up Arrow Maximize current window
Windows Key + Down Arrow Minimize current window
Windows Key + Left Arrow Maximize current window to left side of the screen
Windows Key + Right Arrow Maximize current window to right side of the screen
Windows Key + Print Screen Takes a Print Screen and saves it to your Pictures folder
Windows Key + Enter Open Narrator
Windows Key + P Choose secondary display modes
Windows Key + U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows Key + + Zoom in using Magnifier
Windows Key + - Zoom out using Magnifier
Windows Key + V Cycle through notifications
Windows Key + F1 Open Windows Help and Support
Alt + F4 Quit Modern UI Apps
Windows Key + Pause Break Display System Properties
Shift + Delete Permanently delete files without sending it to Recycle Bin
Esc Stop or exit the current task
Control + Y Redo an action
Control + Z Undo an action
F2 Rename the selected item
F3 Search for a file or folder
F4 Display the address bar list in the File Explorer
F5 Refresh the active window
F10 Activate the menu bar in the active app
Alt + Enter Display properties for the selected item
Windows Key + Ctrl + spacebar Change to previously selected input
Windows Key  + Shift + M Restore all minimized Windows
Ctrl + Shift + Escape Open Task Manager
Windows Key + Shift + V Cycle through notifications in reverse order
Windows Key + Shift +Spacebar Switch to previous input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + 0 to 9 Launch/show app pinned to taskbar at indicated number
Windows Key + Shift + 0 to9 Launch new instance of app pinned to taskbar atindicated number
Control + C Copy the selected item
Control + X Cut the selected item
Control + V Paste the selected item