Hotkeys have always helped us to access an Operating System in a faster and easier way. Since Microsoft’s Windows 8 Metro UI has new style, new look, just everything new, hence it has ben updated with new Windows
These Windows 8 hotkeys are extremely useful while examining the Windows 8 Metro UI version. I have got a complete list of Windows 8 hotkeys that includes almost all the possible Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts. Lets Begin —
Windows Key – Takes you to the metro start screen
Windows + B – Switches you to the traditional Windows desktop.
Windows + C – Brings you the Charms Menu
Windows + D – Takes you to the Desktop Scree.
Windows + E – Launches the Windows Explorer
Windows + F – Opens up the Search Panel
Windows + H – Brings you the Share Panel
Windows + I – Brings up the Settings Panel
Windows + J – Toggles focus between snapped Windows 8 applications
Windows + K – Opens up the Connect Charm
Windows + L – Locks the PC
Windows + M – Minimizes all the opened windows
Windows + O – Locks the rotating screen
Windows + P – Select a display between the available ones
Windows + Q – Opens up the App Search Screen
Windows + R – Displays the Run window
Windows + U – Launches the access center
Windows + V – Cycles through toasts
Windows + W – Launches the Metro Search Panel
Windows + X – Brings up the Start Menu
Windows + Y – Peeks at the desktop screen, temporarily
Windows + Z – Opens up the App Bar
Win + Shift + V – Reverse Cycle through toasts
Win + Enter – Displays the narrator
Win + PageUp – Moves the Windows 8 tiles left
Win + PageDown – Moves the Windows 8 tiles right
Win + Tab – Opens up the Applications switcher menu to toggle between the applications
Win + , (Comma) – Aero peek the desktop screen
Win + Spacebar – Switch the language and layout of the keyboard
One beneficial function that I came across while accessing Windows 8 Metro UI was that as you start typing over the start screen, it will display you the search panel to easily look for whatever you are searching.
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Go ahead and become the master while getting trained for accessing Windows 8 efficiently.