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Thursday, 17 October 2013

Windows 8 Hidden Shortcuts



There are a few useful hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) introduced in Windows 8 which can make your Windows 8 experience better. Some of them are given below:
  • Win key - Toggles between Start Screen and Windows Desktop
  • Win+X - Opens Quick Access Menu as mentioned in point 1
  • Win+PrntScr - Automatically saves screenshot in Pictures folder as mentioned in point 2
  • Win+C - Shows Charms Bar
  • Win+I - Shows Settings panel
  • Win+K - Launches Devices charm
  • Win+H - Launches Share charm
  • Win+Q - Launches Search charm
  • Win+W - Launches Settings search page
  • Win+F - Launches Files search page
  • Win+Tab - Shows Metro apps switcher as mentioned in point 4
  • Win+Z - Shows / hides App bar at Start Screen to show all apps
  • Win+Spacebar - Toggles between input languages and keyboard layout
  • Win+, - From Start Screen peeks at the Desktop
  • Win+Enter - Launches Narrator
  • Ctrl+F1 - Minimizes / maximizes ribbon in Windows Explorer
  • Ctrl+Tab – Launches All Apps list on Start Screen