Make your Windows 8 work better for you, using these keyboard shortcuts. We have seen some of the explorer shortcuts for Windows 8 explorer. Now here is a complete list of global keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8.
Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
Win+Y : Temporarily peek at the desktop
Win+X : Launch Start Menu
Win+J : Swap foreground or switch focus between the snapped and filled apps
Win+O : Locks device orientation
Win+M : Minimize all Windows on the desktop
Win+V : Cycles through toasts
Win+Shift+V : Cycles through toasts in reverse order
Win+Enter : Launches Narrator
Win+PgUp : Moves tiles to the left
Win+PgDn : Moves tiles to the right
Win+Shift+. : Moves the split to the left
Win+B : Switch to the (classic) Windows desktop
Win+P : Choose between available display
Win+D : Show Desktop
Win+U : Open Ease of Access Center
Win+. : Moves the split to the right
Win+, : Peek at the desktop
Win+/ : Initiate input method editor reconversion
Win+F : Opens Metro File Search
Win+C : Opens Charms Bar
Win+E : Opens Windows Explorer Computer folder
Win+R : Opens Run
Win+I : Opens Settings charm
Win+K : Opens Connect charm
Win+H : Opens Share charm
Win+Q : Opens Search pane
Win+W : Opens Settings Search app
Win+L : Lock computer
Win+Z : Opens App Bar
Win Key : Bring up Start Screen
Win+Enter : Launches Narrator
Win+Arrow Keys :– Enable Aero Sna
Win+spacebar : Switch input language and keyboard layout
Win+Tab : Cycle through apps
Win+Shift+Tab : Cycle through apps in reverse order
Win+Ctrl+Tab : Cycle through apps and snap them as they cycle
Ctrl+Tab : Launches All Apps list on Start Screen.
Complete list of Windows 8 shortcuts
You can check out the COMPLETE LIST of Windows 8 shortcuts here at Microsoft. The list includes Start Screen shortcuts, General keyboard shortcuts, Dialog box keyboard shortcuts, Windows logo keyboard shortcuts, Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts, Taskbar keyboard shortcuts, Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts, Magnifier keyboard shortcuts, Narrator keyboard shortcuts, Narrator touch keyboard shortcuts, Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts, Paint keyboard shortcuts, WordPad keyboard shortcuts, Calculator keyboard shortcuts, Windows Journal keyboard shortcuts and Windows Help viewer keyboard shortcuts.
Windows 8.1 users may want to see this post too: New keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8.1.
Ken Walters of Microsoft has also uploaded the complete list of Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts. You can download both the PDF and XPS formats here. If you are unable to download it from there, you may download the XPS file from our server.
Keyboard junkies may want to have a look at these posts too:
- New Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
- Internet Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts
- CTRL commands in Windows
- List of WinKey Shortcuts.
You might want to also check out these:
- Ultimate Guide to Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts and their Mouse & Touch equivalents
- Win+X Menu keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8, you may not have heard of
- Infographic – Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts
- Apps to help you learn Windows 8 & its Keyboard Shortcuts.