Sunny Nagi

Solutions Architect who likes .NET Framework and Cloud Computing, Amateur Photographer loves his Gadgets and Cars

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

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I have been using Windows 8 since its very first customer preview. Initially I also suffered due to missing start button in desktop mode but soon realised that keyboard is my dearest friend :)

Here are some handy keyboard short cuts that I believe are life savers.

Windows Key : Display the Start Menu

Windows Key + C: View Charms

Windows Key + Q: Search

Windows Key + F: Search for files

Windows Key + I: Open Settings

Windows Key + Z: View app commands

Windows Key + X: Open quick links for power users

Windows Key + D: Show Desktop

Windows Key + L: Lock Computer

Windows Key + R: Run an app

Windows Key + Period: Snap an app to the right

Windows Key + Shift + Period: Snap an app to the left

Windows + Tab: Switch applications