Windows 8 All Shortcut Keys for Desktop Keyboard Complete List

As windows 8 is new and different from earlier versions of Windows, obviously shortcuts to operate it would be also variant. Besides it Windows 8 will require more and new keyboard functions to work with than Windows 7, XP and Vista. This is why I have decided to present all shortcut keys and key combinations to run windows 8. So cast an eye below:

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Windows 8 All Shortcut Keys for Desktop Keyboard Complete List

Important Windows Key Combination shortcuts

Windows  key –Toggle among desktop mode and the previous opened application
Windows key + B – Choose the first entry in the Notification Area and then use the arrow keys to round
Windows key + Ctrl + B –Access the program that is showing a significance in the Notification Area
Windows  key + C –Start Metro Charms bar
Windows key + D –Show/Hide Desktop Screen or minimize/restore all windows
Windows key + E –Start Computer Explorer window
Windows key + F –Start File Search Window
Windows key + Ctrl + F – Search Computer’s widow
Windows key + I –Start Settings Charms bar
Windows key + H –Start Share button in Charms bar
Windows key + K –Start Devices Charms bar
Windows key + L –Lock Computer
Windows key + M –Minimize all active windows at a time
Windows key + Shift + M –Bring back all minimized windows
Windows key + O –Lock Screen Settings
Windows key + P –Start Second Screen panel
Windows key + Q –Start Apps Search window
Windows key + R –Start RUN Command Dialog box
Windows key + T –Round through the items on the Taskbar
Windows key + W –Start Settings Search Window
Windows key + U –Open Ease of Access Center
Windows key + VDisplays all active notice
Windows key + X –Start Windows Tools menu Panel
Windows key + Z –Displays App bar when you are accessing Modern Desktop App
Windows  key + Tab –Start Desktop mode Taskbar directly
Windows key + Shift + V –Display active Toasts/Notifications in reverse order
Windows key + Pause/Break  button –Start System Properties Window


Special Windows key shortcut

Windows key +. –        Shift the screen come apart to the right
Windows key + Shift+.Shift the screen comes apart to the left
Windows key + Print Screen SYsRQ button –  Capture a screenshot of the active screen and automatically Stores it in the Pictures folder like Screenshot.
Windows key + EnterLaunch Narrator tools
Windows key + Up Arrow keyMaximize current window
Windows key + Down Arrow KeyMinimize/restore current window
Windows key + HomeMinimize current window
Windows key + Right ArrowTile window on the right side of the screen
Windows key + Left ArrowTile window on the left side of the screen
Windows key + Shift + Up ArrowEnlarge current window from the top to the underneath of the screen
Windows key + Shift + Left/Right ArrowMove the current window from one monitor to the next
Windows key + F1Launch Windows Help and Support
Windows key + 1..10Start a program pinned on the Taskbar in the point identify by the number
Windows key + Shift + 1..10Start a new example of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the point identified by the number
Windows key + Ctrl + 1..10Right to use the last active example of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the point identified by the number
Windows key + Alt + 1..10Right to use the Jump on List of a programs pinned on the Taskbar in the position classified by the number through the things Press Enter to open the preferred thing.


Alt Keys Combination Shortcuts

AltShow a hidden Menu Bar
Alt + DChoose the Address Bar
Alt + FExit from the current window , Launch the Shutdown dialog box from the Desktop screen directly
Alt + PShow the Preview Panel  in Windows Explorer
Alt + TabRound forward through open windows
Alt + Shift + TabRound backward through open windows
Alt + Right ArrowShow the next folder
Alt + Left ArrowShow the previous folder
Alt + Up ArrowLift one folder stage in Windows Explorer
Alt + EnterLaunch  the Properties dialog box of the selected item
Alt + Print Screen SYsRQ button Capture a  screen shot of the active Window and put it in the clipboard
Alt + SpacebarRight of entry the Shortcut menu for current window
Alt + EscRound among launch programs in the order that they were launched


Shift Key Combination Shortcut

Shift + InsertStart CD/DVD Auto play or Auto run
Shift + Delete Permanently remove the item (Before transfer it to the Recycle Bin)
Shift + F6Round backward through elements in a window or dialog box
Shift + F10Access the context menu for the preferred item
Shift + Clickchoose a uninterrupted group of items
Shift + Tabround backward through elements in a window or dialog box
Shift + Right-click on a Taskbar buttonAccess the context menu for the preferred item
Shift + Click on a Taskbar buttonStart a new example of a program


Ctrl key Combination Shortcut

Ctrl + Achoose all items at a time
Ctrl + CCopy the preferred item
Ctrl + VPaste the preferred item
Ctrl + DRemove the preferred item
Ctrl + XCut the preferred item
Ctrl + ZUndo an action
Ctrl + YRedo an action
Ctrl + NOpen a new window in Windows Explorer
Ctrl + Echoose the Search box in the upper right area of a window
Ctrl + Wclose up current window in Windows Explorer
Ctrl + Shift + NGenerate new folder
Ctrl + Shift + EscLaunch the Windows Task Manager
Ctrl + Alt + DeleteAccess the Windows Security screen
Ctrl + Alt + TabUse arrow keys to round through open windows
Ctrl + TabMove forward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift + TabMove backward through tabs

Function Keys

F1Display windows related help page
F2Rename a file or Folder
F3Open Search window
F4Display the Address bar list
F5To access Refresh action
F6Round ahead through elements in a window or dialog box
F7Show command history in a Command Prompt
F10Show hidden menu bar
F11Toggle full screen display

Other Some important Keyboard keys For Windows 8

  • Print Screen SYsRQ  Key

Capture a screen shot of the whole active screen and put it in the clipboard or Target Folder.

  • Tab Key

Round forward through elements in a window or dialog box

  • Home Key

Shift to the top of the active window

  • End Key

Shift to the bottom of the active window

  • Delete Key

Delete the chosen file or folder

  • Backspace Key

Show the previous folder in Windows Explorer. Lift one folder stage in Open or save dialog box

  • Esc Key

Close Metro Charms bar.

  • Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel

Enable  Zoom in or Out  on the Desktop Window.

  • Page Up Key

Scroll forward on the Metro screen

  • Page Down key

Scroll backward on the Metro Start screen

  • Ctrl + Esc Key 

Toggle among Desktop screen and the last Opened application.

Hope these Windows 8 key combinations will be milestone for you to run PC.


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