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List of 70 shortcuts for Windows 8

diciembre 2, 2019

Using Windows 8 is certainly a different experience from its predecessors, the more you get used to it. But most of the time people mix between the metro user interface and the traditional desktop interface. As for the Windows 8 keyboard, Windows 8 is more demanding for touch responses or sliders.

Since the fluid user interface and the lack of the Start menu are ready, people tend to use more sliders, but here are some keyboard shortcuts that are a combination of some traditional keyboard shortcuts and new modern keyboard shortcuts that will solve all your frustration and make your work incredibly fast on Windows 8.

Here is the list of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts, try them!

1. Modern keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

  • WIN + Q: Search app
  • WIN + START TYPING: Search for anything
  • WIN + COMMA (,): look at the desktop
  • WIN + PERIOD (.): Click the app to the right
  • WIN + SHIFT + PERIOD (.): Take the app to the left
  • WIN + C: shows the charm of Windows
  • WIN + Z: shows the commands in the apps
  • WIN + I: charm settings of Windows
  • WIN + W: search settings
  • WIN + F: search for files
  • WIN + H: Share the Windows Charm option
  • SPACEBAR + ARROWS: select the app box
  • WIN + K: Devices option
  • WIN + V: access to notifications
  • WIN + SHIFT + V: access notifications in reverse order
  • CTRL + WIN + B: opens the program display notification

2. Traditional keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8

  • WIN + D: Show desktop
  • WIN + M: minimizes desktop
  • WIN + R: run
  • WIN + 1: launch apps locked from the taskbar
  • WIN + BREAK: shows system information
  • WIN + COMMA (,): peek at the desktop
  • WIN + T: Taskbar previews
  • CTRL + SHIFT + ESCAPE: Task Manager
  • WIN + RIGHT ARROW: Aero snaps to the right
  • WIN + LEFT ARROW: Aero locks to the left
  • WIN + UP ARROWS: Aero full screen snap
  • WIN + GI arrow: minimizes window
  • WIN + U: Access Center
  • VINCE: Display initial screen
  • WIN + X: administrative tools menu
  • WIN + SCROLL WHEEL: Zoom in and out of the window
  • WIN + PLUS (+): enlarges the window using the magnification tool
  • WIN + MINUS (-): Reduce the window using the magnification tool
  • WIN + L: lock screen
  • WIN + P: Projector screen options
  • WIN + ENTER: Start Windows Narrator
  • WIN + Print Screen: save a screenshot in the picture / screenshot folder
  • ALT + TAB: traditional app switcher
  • WIN + TAB: app switch in metro mode
  • CTRL + C: Copy
  • CTRL + X: Cut
  • CTRL + V: paste
  • ALT + F4: close the application

3. Internet Explorer 10 shortcuts for Windows 8 (Modern UI)

  • CTRL + E: move the cursor to the address bar to search the web
  • CTRL + L: address bar
  • ALT + LEFT: Back
  • ALT + RIGHT: Forward
  • CTRL + R: Reload page
  • CTRL + T: new tab
  • CTRL + TAB: lets you switch from one tab to another
  • CTRL + W: Close tab
  • CTRL + K: duplicate card
  • CTRL + SHIFT + P: InPrivate Mode tab
  • CTRL + F: Find on the page
  • CTRL + P: Print
  • CTRL + SHIFT + T: reopens the closed tab

4. Some advanced keyboard shortcuts of Windows Explorer for Windows 8 and Windows 7

  • WIN + E: open my computer
  • CTRL + N: new Explorer window
  • CTRL + SCROLL WHEEL: change view
  • CTRL + F1: Show / hide the upper tape
  • ALT + UP: move within a folder
  • ALT + LEFT: go to the previous folder
  • ALT + RIGHT: go ahead
  • CTRL + SHIFT + N: New folder
  • F2: Rename
  • ALT + ENTER: Show properties
  • ALT + F + P: opens the command prompt at the current position
  • ALT + F + R: opens the PowerShell prompt at the current location

Updated: April 2014


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