Windows 8 - Keyboard Shortcuts

Press This      To Do This
Windows 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 Key + C Open the charms
Windows Key + F Open the Search charm to search files
Windows Key + H Open the Share charm
Windows Key + I      Open the Settings charm
Windows Key + J Switch the main application and snapped application
Windows Key + K Open the Devices charm
Windows Key + O Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
Windows Key + Q      Open the Search charm to search applications
Windows Key + W Open the Search charm to search settings
Windows Key + X      Open a menu of administrative tools.  This includes tools such as 
Programs and Features, Power Options, the Device Manager, and
the Control Panel among others.
Windows Key + Z Show the commands available in the application
Windows Key + spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows Key + CTRL + spacebar Change to a previously selected input
Windows Key + Tab Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications)
Windows Key + CTRL + Tab Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications) and snap them
as they are cycled
Windows Key + Shift + Tab Cycle through open applications (except desktop applications) in reverse order
Windows Key + Page Up Move the Start screen and applications to the monitor on the left
(Applications in the desktop won't change monitors)
Windows Key + Page Down Move the Start screen and applications to the monitor on the right
(Applications in the desktop won't change monitors)
Windows Key + Shift + period (.) Snaps an application to the left     
Windows Key + period (.) Snaps an application to the right


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