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Complete list of Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

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.
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Frequently Used list of Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Key Use of Shortcut Key
Windows start key Windows Key Toggle between desktop, start screen or apps
Escape Close Start Screen and go to desktop
Windows start key Windows Key + D Exit every app and will take to desktop
Windows start key Windows Key + E Open Computer
Windows start key Windows Key + type any app name Search and execute apps
Windows start key Windows Key + F Access the file search screen
Windows start key Windows Key + K Access the Device Charm
Windows start key Windows Key + Z Make app full screen.All other apps are hidden
Windows start key Windows Key + CTRL + Spacebar Change to previously selected input
Windows start key Windows Key + Arrow Up Maximize the Window across screen
Windows start key Windows Key + Arrow Down Minimize Window (if Restored) or set Window to Restored (if Maximized)
Windows start key Windows Key + Tab To switch between the open apps
Windows start key 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.

Sher Singh

I am a blogger writing on various topics including new technology, websites and how to use them.There are number of services provided by each technology and websites but users are not aware of them.This blog shows use of such services so that users can fully utilize any technique, software or websites.

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