My favourite Windows 8 Shortcut keys


In other words… the ones I know about and keep using …and need to jot down somewhere (here!) lest I forget 🙂

Charms and App Bar
Windows-C Open the Charms bar.
Windows-I Open the Settings charm.
Windows-K Open the Connect charm.
Windows-H Open the Share charm.
Windows-Q Open the Search pane.
Windows-W Open the Settings Search app.
Windows-F Open the File Search app.
Windows-Z Open the App Bar.
Multiple Monitors/orientation
Windows-PgUp Move the Start Screen or a Metro-style application to the monitor on the left.
Windows-PgDown Move the Start Screen or a Metro-style application to the monitor on the right.
Windows-O Lock device orientation.
Moving Windows/Apps
Windows-Shift-. Move the gutter to the left (snap an application).
Windows-. Move the gutter to the right (snap an application).
Windows-Tab Cycle through apps.
Windows-Shift-Tab Cycle through apps in reverse order.
Windows-Ctrl-Tab Cycle through apps and snap them as they cycle.
Windows-, Temporarily peek at the desktop.
Windows-V Cycle through toasts.
Windows-Shift-V Cycle through toasts in reverse order.
Miscellaneous
Windows-Space Switch input language and keyboard layout. (This is to remind myself how to fix this when I accidentally change it 🙂
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