Some Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows RT

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With Windows 8 and Windows RT, you can use the keyboard shortcuts you’re already using, and you’ll find new ones too. For example, the easiest way to search on the Start screen is to simply start typing. Not on the Start screen? Press the Windows logo key‌ Windows logo key and you can quickly switch between Start and the app you’re in.

Here are some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Press this                                                    To do this
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+start typing
                                 Search your PC
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+C
                     Open the charms
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+F
                     Open the Search charm to search files
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+H
                     Open the Share charm
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+I
                     Open the Settings charm
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+J
                      Switch the main app and snapped app
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+K
                      Open the Devices charm
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+O
                Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+Q
                      Open the Search charm to search apps
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+W
                      Open the Search charm to search settings
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+Z
                      Show the commands available in the app
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+spacebar
                      Switch input language and keyboard layout
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+Ctrl+spacebar
                      Change to a previously selected input
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+Tab
   Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps)
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+Ctrl+Tab
  Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+Shift+Tab
  Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+PgUp
  Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the left (Apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+PgDown
  Move the Start screen and apps to the monitor on the right (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+Shift+period (.)
             Snaps an app to the left
Windows logo key‌Windows logo key+period (.)
             Snaps an app to the right

For complete list of shortcuts follow the Microsoft’s official shortcuts webpage by Clicking Here

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