Using Windows 8 with keyboard and mouse, when you are on the desktop and you move the mouse to the lower left corner, the time is displayed in a popup window.

Is there a keyboard shortcut to do the same without using the mouse?

Update: thanks to Kate for the answer. A recent post on the Windows Team Blog now has a comprehensive list of system keyboard shortcuts for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

  • It may not exist in the developer preview. – Ryan Clarke Oct 15 '11 at 3:45

Windows-C (for charms) brings up the same things as swiping from the side, including the clock. It's not just the clock, but it does include the clock.

edit - I got to my slate and confirmed this. From both the classic desktop and the start screen, win C gets you charms and clock.


It's not very helpful, but I have been through the Winkey +alphabet (Checking other people's posts) and did not see one that brought up the clock in Win 7 or Win 8.

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