Windows 8 is the most recent version of Microsoft Windows that is optimized for both laptops/desktops and touch screen tablets.There are a lot new things like very famous Start button of Windows operating system is replaced by start screen.Most of the features of Windows 8 are designed for touch screen but many of us will be using keyboard and mouse to get around.For such users knowledge of Windows 8 Shortcut Keys is must.
So I have collected complete list of Windows 8 shortcut keys and divided them into two section.One is complete list of Windows 8 shortcut key which is in PDF form and you can download it here from Microsoft’s Official Site. Other is short list that we are going to use often.
Frequently Used list of Windows 8 Shortcut Keys
|Shortcut Key||Use of Shortcut Key|
|Windows Key||Toggle between desktop, start screen or apps|
|Escape||Close Start Screen and go to desktop|
|Windows Key + D||Exit every app and will take to desktop|
|Windows Key + E||Open Computer|
|Windows Key + type any app name||Search and execute apps|
|Windows Key + F||Access the file search screen|
|Windows Key + K||Access the Device Charm|
|Windows Key + Z||Make app full screen.All other apps are hidden|
|Windows Key + CTRL + Spacebar||Change to previously selected input|
|Windows Key + Arrow Up||Maximize the Window across screen|
|Windows Key + Arrow Down||Minimize Window (if Restored) or set Window to Restored (if Maximized)|
|Windows Key + Tab||To switch between the open apps|
|Windows Key + L||Lock the Computer|
|ALT + F4||Shutdown the computer|
|F11||Toggle full screen mode|
|Arrows Key||Navigate between and select single icon on desktop|
|ALT + Q||Close Window|
You can also check our guide on how to run Windows XP on Windows 8.