Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by Mitchell_A, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Some of these are new, others are the same keyboard shortcuts we've known for years. Note that "charms" refer to an element of the Metro interface

    Win + Spacebar : Switch the input language and keyboard layout
    Win + C : Open the Charms
    Win + D : Show the desktop
    Win + E : open Windows Explorer
    Win + F : Open the Search panel
    Win + H : Open the Share charm
    Win + I : Open the Settings charm
    Win + K : Open the Connect charm
    Win + L : Lock the computer
    Win + O : Lock the screen rotation
    Win + Q : Open the search pane
    Win + R : Open run
    Win + V : Cycle through toasts
    Win + W : Opens the Settings search panel
    Win + Y : Peek at the desktop
    Win + Z : open the app bar
    Win + Shift + V : Reverse cycle through toasts
    Win + Enter : Launch the narrator
    Win + PgUp : Move tiles to the left
    Win + PgDn : Move tiles to the right
    Win + Shift + . : Move the split to the left
    Win + . : Move the split to the right

    Anyone else found more? Post them here.
     
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  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Thanks Mitchell, especially for the "Charms" shortcut. It was a pain getting my mouse gesture to open that little bugger.
    Regards
    Randy
     
  3. iroken22

    iroken22 Extraordinary Member
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    Awesome list here of the shortcuts glad you posted it!!!
     
  4. NaiyaShamiso

    NaiyaShamiso New Member

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    Trouble, this is a Windows 8 thing. It will get better....I hope....but it is Microsoft....yea you better remember those shortcuts LMAO
     

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