Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts summary
Few days ago i was reading a nice post from Scott Hanselman’s blog about Windows 8 enhanced keyboard shortcuts.
Here is a summary of the keys:
- Win+E – Explorer
- Win+R – Run
- Win+Break – System Info
- Win+D – Desktop (I use this constantly if I get trapped outside the Desktop world)
- Win+Plus or Win+Minus (no shift) – Magnifier/Zoom In and Out
- Alt-Tab – Switch between Apps
- Win-Tab – Switch between Full Screen Apps
- Win+W – Search Control Panel and Settings stuff
- Win+F – Search Files
- Esc – Yes, escape. No joke. If you hit the Windows Key, you can hit Escape to go back.
- Win+C – Charms (right side menu) then arrows to move and enter to launch.
- Win+K – Devices
- Win+I – Settings in any app plus brightness, network and other useful system features
- Win+Arrows – Snap desktop apps to the sides
- Win+(period) – Alternate sides to “snap” Metro Apps. Add shift to reverse it.
- Win-X – Admin Stuff. It’s REALLY useful.
- Win+PageUp or Win+PageDn – Move full screen apps to other monitors. Super useful for News apps and Readers. The Start Screen can be moved as well.