Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

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It seems a number of Windows 8 users are having difficulty finding their way to the various charm, applications and start screens

Windows 8 has introduced a new series of keyboard shortcuts

I have not had to search for this, it is all in windows Help and support
Windows logo key + F1


Keyboard shortcuts


The following table contains new keyboard shortcuts that you can use to navigate around Windows.

Windows logo key*
+start typing
Search your PC

Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-)
Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like applications pinned to the Start screen

Ctrl+scroll wheel
Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like applications pinned to the Start screen

Windows logo key*
+C
Open the charms
In an application, open the commands for the application

Windows logo key*
+F
Open the Search charm to search files

Windows logo key*
+H
Open the Share charm

Windows logo key*
+I
Open the Settings charm

Windows logo key*
+J
Switch the main application and snapped application

Windows logo key*
+K
Open the Devices charm

Windows logo key*
+O
Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)

Windows logo key*
+Q
Open the Search charm to search applications

Windows logo key*
+W
Open the Search charm to search settings

Windows logo key*
+Z
Show the commands available in the application

Windows logo key*
+spacebar
Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows logo key*
+Ctrl+spacebar
Change to a previously selected input

Windows logo key*
+Tab
Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications)

Windows logo key*
+Ctrl+Tab
Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications) and snaps them as they are cycled

Windows logo key*
+Shift+Tab
Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications) in reverse order

Windows logo key*
+PgUp
Move the Start screen and applications to the monitor on the left (Applications in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows logo key*
+PgDown
Move the Start screen and applications to the monitor on the right (Applications in the desktop won’t change monitors)

Windows logo key*
+Shift+full stop (.)
Snaps an application to the left

Windows logo key*
+full stop (.)
Snaps an application to the right

Esc
Stop or exit the current task


With many more listed in Help and Support
 
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