Nov
12
2012

Handy Keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

Windows 8 is proving out to be a great & responsive operating system. It’s an operating system that interacts with the user to provide the best user environment. Windows 8 has some great keyboard shortcuts for the power users.Below is the list of some of the keyboard shortcut combinations in Windows 8 to make your work or play even more faster :

  • Win key‌ + C – Opens the Charm menu
  • Win key‌ + F – Opens the Search charm
  • Win key‌ + H – Opens the Share charm
  • Win key‌ + I – Opens the Settings charm
  • Win key‌ + K – Opens the Devices charm
  • Win key‌ + J – Switch the main app and snapped app
  • Win key‌ +O – Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
  • Win key‌ + Q – Opens the Search charm to search apps
  • Win key‌ + W – Open the Search charm to search settings
  • Win key + X – Open Admin / Command menu ( bottom left of the screen ( POWER USER )
  • Win key‌ + Z – Shows the available commands in the application
  • Win key‌ + Tab – Cycle through open applications
  • Win key‌ + Shift + Tab – Cycle through open applications in reverse order
  • Win key‌ + shift + . (DOT) -  Snap app to left
  • Win key‌ + . ( DOT) – Snap app to right

 

About the Author:

Shantanu is a Windows Enthusiast, a troubleshooter & a writer. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro from 2007. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com

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