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Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

 Windows key – Brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Win7 start menu.

Windows + B – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and select the tray  notification area.

Windows C – Brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change

Windows D – Brings up the old Windows desktop.

Windows + E – Launch Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed.

Windows + F – Brings up the Metro File search screen.

Windows + H – Opens the Metro Share panel.

Windows + I – Opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness.

Windows + J – Switches focus between snapped Metro applications.

Windows + K – Opens the Devices panel (for connecting
 to a projector or some other device)

Windows + L – Lock PC and return to Lock screen.

Windows + M – Minimize all Windows on the desktop

Windows + O – Locks device orientation.

Windows + P – Choose between available displays.

Windows + Q – Brings up the Metro App Search screen.

Windows + R – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and display the Run box.

Windows + U – Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop and launch the Ease of Access Center.

Windows + X -- Shows advanced start menu options.

Windows + Tab – Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications.

Windows + , (comma) – Aero Peek at the desktop.

Windows + Enter – Launches Narrator.


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