Windows 8 Windows Key Shortcuts

Here is a useful list of shortcuts using the windows key you can use for Windows 8, leave a comment below if you know of any others:

  • Win + Enter : launch the Narrator
  • Win + PgUp : change your screen to the left-hand monitor
  • Win + PgDn : change your screen to the right-hand monitor
  • Win + PrtSc : capture your screen and save it to your Pictures folder
  • Win + Tab : switch between your running apps
  • Win + W : search your system settings
  • Win + X : shows a text menu of Windows tools/applets
  • Win + Z : displays the right-click context menu when in a full-screen app
  • Win + + : launches the Magnifier and zoom in
  • Win + – : zoom out
  • Win + , : Aero peek at the desktop
  • Win + O : toggles device orientation lock on and off
  • Win + P : switches your display to a second display
  • Win + Q : opens up the App Search pane
  • Win + R : opens Run box
  • Win + U : open Ease of Access Centre
  • Win + V : cycle through toasts
  • Win + H : opens Share pane
  • Win + I : opens Settings
  • Win + K : opens Devices pane
  • Win + L : locks your PC
  • Win + M : minimises your current Internet Explorer or explorer window
  • Win : switch between the Start screen and your last-running Windows 8 app
  • Win + C : displays Charms
  • Win + D : launches the desktop
  • Win + E : launches Explorer
  • Win + F : opens the File Search pane

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