Tips & Tricks

Windows 8 Shortcut Keys

Windows logo key‌ +start typing Search your PC
Ctrl+plus (+) or Ctrl+minus (-) Zoom in or out of numerous items, such as apps that are pinned to the Start screen
Ctrl+scroll wheel Zoom in or out of numerous items, such as apps that are pinned to the Start screen
Windows logo key‌ +C Open the charms
Windows logo key‌ +F Open the Search charm to search files
Windows logo key‌ +H Open the Share charm
Windows logo key‌ +I Open the Settings charm
Windows logo key‌ +J Switch the main app and snapped app
Windows logo key‌+K Open the Devices charm
Windows logo key‌ +O Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
Windows logo key‌ +W Open the Search charm to search apps
Windows logo key‌ +Z s Open the Search charm to search settings
Windows logo key‌ +spacebar Show the commands available in the app
Windows logo key‌ +Ctrl+spacebar Switch between selected languages and keyboard layout
Windows logo key‌ +Tab Change back to a previously selected input
Windows logo key‌ +Ctrl+Tab Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) and snap them as they are cycled
Windows logo key‌ +PgUp Cycle through open apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order
Windows logo key‌ +PgDown Move the Start screen and apps to the left of the monitor (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
Windows logo key+Shift+period (.) Move the Start screen and apps to the right of the monitor (apps in the desktop won’t change monitors)
Windows logo key+period (.) Snaps an app to the right


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