Collection Of Shortcut Keys For Windows 8.

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Hello everyone, As now many of us are using windows 8, today i will provide you collection of windows 8 shortcut keys, which will make windows 8 more easy and userfriendly to you.
Check them out.

1) Windows key : Access the Start screen
2) Windows+D : Access the Desktop.
3) Windows+C : Show the Charms.
4) Windows+Q (or just start typing when you are on the Start menu) : Search
5) Windows+H : Share
6) Windows+K : Start Windows Devices
7) Windows+I : Settings


Tip: When you’re ready to shut down your computer, use Windows+I and then click or tap the Power button, found on the bottom right.


8) Windows+Z : Show the App Bar while in any app.
9) Windows+Tab or Alt+Tab : Cycle through open apps.
10) Zoom in and out : Ctrl+- to zoom out and Ctrl++ to zoom in
11) Windows+period : Snap an app to one side of the screen : .

Tip: You’ll find that many of the traditional shortcuts you’ve always used still exist, such as Windows+L to lock and Windows+P to project to another display.

12) Start Screen : Windows Key
13) Right Shift key : If you press it for eight seconds, it turns on Filter Keys. If you press it five times in a row, it turns on Sticky Keys.
14) Ctrl+mouse wheel : When used on the desktop, it changes the size of your desktop icons. When used on the Start screen, it zooms in and out.
15) Ctrl+A : Select all.
16) Win+C : Open the charms.
17) Ctrl+C : Copy.
18) Win+D : Show the desktop.
19) Alt +D : Select the address bar in Internet Explorer.
20) Ctrl+Alt +D : Enable the Docked mode in the Magnifier tool.
21) Win+E : Open File Explorer.
22) Ctrl+E : Select the search box in File Explorer.
23) Win+F : Show Files in the Search charm.
24) Win+Ctrl+F : Open the Find Computers window, which can find computers on a network (used mostly in business networks).
25) Win+G : Cycle through desktop gadgets.
26) Win+H : Open the Share charm.
27) Win+I : Open the Settings charm.
28) Ctrl+Alt +I : Invert colors in the Magnifier tool.
29) Win+J : Switch the focus between snapped apps and larger apps.
30) Win+K : Open the Devices charm.
31) Win+L : Lock the computer and display the Lock screen.
32) Ctrl+Alt +L : Enable Lens mode in the Magnifier tool.
33) Win+M : Minimize all the windows on the desktop.
34) Ctrl+N : Open a new File Explorer window.
35) Ctrl+Shift +N : Create a new folder in File Explorer.
36) Win+O : Change the Lock screen orientation.
37) Win+P : Open the project options for a second screen.
38) Win+Q : Open the Search charm.
39) Win+R : Open the Run window.
40) Ctrl+R : Refresh.
41) Win+T : Set the focus on the taskbar and cycle through the running desktop apps.
42) Win+U : Launch the Ease of Access Center.
43) Win+V : Cycle through notifications.
44) Win+Shift +V : Cycle through notifications in backward order.
45) Ctrl+V : Paste.
46) Win+W : Open Settings in the search charm.
47) Ctrl+W : Close the current window. It works only in desktop apps.
48) Win+X : Open the hidden system menu.
49) Ctrl+X : Cut.
50) Ctrl+Y : Redo.
51) Win+Z : Opens the app bar. It works only in Windows 8 apps.
52) Ctrl+Z : Undo.
53) Win+keys from 1 to 9 : Display the app at the given position on the taskbar.
54) Win++ (plus sign) : Zoom in while using the Magnifier tool.
55) Win+- (minus sign) : Zoom out while using the Magnifier tool.
56) Win +, (comma) : Peek at the desktop.
57) Win+. (period) : Snap a Windows 8 app to the right.
58) Win+Shift +. (period) : Snap a Windows 8 app to the left.
59) Win+Enter : Launch Narrator.
60) Win+Alt +Enter : Launch Windows Media Center if installed.
61) Alt + Enter : Open the Properties window for the item selected in File Explorer.
62) Space : Select or clear an active check box.
63) Win+Space : Switch the input language and keyboard layout.
64) Alt +Space : Open a shortcut menu in desktop applications.
65) Tab : Move forward through options.
66) Win+Tab : Cycle through Windows 8 app history.
67) Win+Ctrl+Tab+Arrow keys : Cycle through Windows 8 app history in the direction you specify by using the arrow keys.
68) Ctrl+Tab : Cycle through Windows 8 app history (identical to Win+Tab).
69) Alt +Tab : Switch between opened apps (including desktop apps).
70) Shift +Tab : Move backward through options.
71) Ctrl+Alt +Tab+Arrow keys : Switch between opened apps (including desktop apps) in the direction you specify by using the arrow keys.
72) Esc : Cancel.
73) Win+Esc : Exit the Magnifier tool.
74) Ctrl+Esc : Show the Start screen.
75) Ctrl+Shift +Esc : Launch Task Manager.
76) PrtScn : Copy an image of your screen to the Clipboard.
77) Left Alt +Left Shift +PrtScn : Turn on High Contrast.
78) NumLock : Press for five seconds to turn on Toggle Keys.
79) Ctrl+Insert : Copy (alternative to Ctrl+C).
80) Shift +Insert : Paste (alternative to Ctrl+V).
81) Win+Home : Minimize inactive desktop windows.
82) Win+PageUp : Move the Start screen to the left monitor.
83) Win+PageDown : Move the Start screen to the right monitor.
84) Win+Break : Open the System Properties window.
85) Left arrow : Open the previous menu or close the current submenu.
86) Win+Left arrow : Snap the active desktop window to the left.
87) Win+Shift +Left arrow : Snap the active desktop window to the left monitor.
88) Ctrl+Left arrow : Show the previous word or element.
89) Alt +Left arrow : Show the previous folder in File Explorer.
90) Ctrl+Shift +Left arrow : Select a block of text from the current cursor position to the left.
91) Right arrow : Open the next menu or submenu.
92) Win+Right arrow : Snap the active desktop window to the right.
93) Win+Shift +Right arrow : Snap the active desktop window to the right monitor.
94) Ctrl+Right arrow : Show the next word or element.
95) Ctrl+Shift +Right arrow : Select a block of text from the current cursor position to the right.
96) Win+Up arrow : Maximize the active desktop window.
97) Win+Shift +Up arrow : Maximize the active desktop window and keep the current width.
98) Ctrl+Up arrow : Show the previous paragraph.
99) Alt +Up arrow : Advance up one level in File Explorer.
100) Ctrl+Shift +Up arrow : Select a block of text.
101) Win+Down arrow : Minimize the active desktop window.
102) Win+Shift +Down arrow : Minimize the active desktop window and keep the current width.
103) Ctrl+Down arrow : Advance to the next paragraph.
104) Ctrl+Shift +Down arrow : Select a block of text.
105) F1 : Display Help if available.
106) Win+F1 : Launch Windows Help and Support.
107) F2 : Rename the selected item.
108) F3 : Search for a file or folder.
109) F4 : Display items in the active list (works only for desktop apps).
110) Ctrl+F4 : Close the active document.
111) Alt +F4 : Close the active item or app.
112) F5 : Refresh.


So today we just saw very usefull 112 shortcut keys which i believe will help you very much.
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