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Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

Windows 8 is the next generation that brings more features to Windows users. Blending with Metro UI, Windows 8 has a completely  new look that would please anyone by its smooth interface & smart interaction. This post  will show you a lot of keyboard shortcuts for your Windows 8 box.

 

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Windows Key Switch between Classic & Metro UI
ESC Return back to previous application
Windows Key + spacebar Change the language/keyboard layout
Windows Key + Y Show the Desktop temporary
Windows Key + O Locks device orientation
Windows Key + Enter Launches Narrator
Windows Key + Shift + . Change Metro App to the left
Windows Key + . Change Metro App to the right
Windows Key + S Open App Search (in Metro UI)
Windows Key + F Open File Search (in Metro UI)
Windows Key + C Open Charms Bar
Windows Key + I Open Charm Settings
Windows Key + Q Open Search Pane
Windows Key + W Open Search Settings
CTRL + Right arrow key Change to right page in Metro UI Menu
CTRL + Left arrow key Change to left page in Metro UI Menu
Arrow Key, ALT + Arrow key Move App in Metro UI Menu.
Windows Key + L Lock Screen
Windows Key + E Open Windows Explorer
Windows Key + R Open Run
Windows Key + P Switch to Projector mode
Windows Key + U Open Ease of Access Center
Windows Key + T Open Classic with pointer on previous opened application
Windows Key + X Open Windows Mobility Center
Windows Key + B Open Classic with pointer on Taskbar
Windows Key + M Open Classic with pointer on Desktop
Arrow Key, App Key: Display Unpin options & other options for objects on Metro UI Menu.
Windows Key + A Find application that has character “A” (Metro UI)
Windows Key + G Find application that has character “G” (Metro UI)
Windows Key + J Find application that has character “J” (Metro UI)
Windows Key + K Find application that has character “K” (Metro UI)
Windows Key + Z flip open applications
Windows Key + V switching between notifications
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