Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts

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Since Windows 8 is somewhat different from the previous Windows versions, here is a list of useful keyboard shortcuts:

  • Windows + X opens up the admin menu.
  • Windows + C opens the Charms bar in the right-hand side of the screen.
  • Windows + I opens the Settings menu.
  • Windows + H opens the Sharing menu.
  • Windows + Q lets you search in Apps, Windows +W in Settings and Windows + F in Files.
  • Windows + Tab shows you thumbnails of running apps.
  • Windows + D brings you to the (more or less) traditional desktop,.
  • Windows + E opens the Explorer.
  • Windows + L locks your computer.
  • Alt + F4 closes the active window.


feel free to add more shortcuts to this article :-)



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