I loved the keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7 (i.e. Win + ← moves a window to the left side of the screen), but I'm not sure on what some of the new ones might be for Windows 8. What are all of the NEW keyboard shortcuts that I can use while working in Windows 8?
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How-To Geek has compiled a list of the new shortcut keys in Windows 8:
- – brings up the Modern UI start screen. You can start typing to search for an app, just like the Win7 start menu.
- + D – brings up the old Windows desktop.
- + C – brings up the Charms menu, where you can search, share, and change settings.
- + I – opens the Settings panel, where you can change settings for the current app, change volume, wireless networks, shut down, or adjust the brightness.
- + Z – opens the App Bar for the current Metro application.
- + H – opens the Modern UI Share panel.
- + Q – brings up the Modern UI App Search screen.
- + W – brings up the Modern UI Settings search screen.
- + F – brings up the Modern UI File search screen.
- + K – opens the Devices panel (for connecting to a projector or some other device)
- + , (comma) – Aero Peek at the desktop.
- + . (period) – Snaps the current Metro application to one side of the screen. (Right side)
- + Shift + . (period) – Snaps the current Metro application to the other side of the screen. (Left side)
- + J – switches focus between snapped Metro applications.
- + Page Up / Page Down – moves the current app to the other monitor.
- + Tab – opens the Modern UI application switcher menu, switches between applications.
- + X – opens the Advanced User menu.
A more comprehensive list - including the shortcuts unchanged from Windows 7 - can be found at PCWorld.
May be there are more and you know it but at this time I got this one in Windows explorer. Just select the file by clicking on it and then press Alt+V now the under the "View" menu you will see the options and with these options you will see their shortcuts respectively. If you want to hide this file/folder then after pressing the Alt+V you have to press the HS and it will be hidden. For showing hidden item just press the H key.
The same for the Alt+S where you can share, burn to disc, even zip the file with the shortcuts.
after pressing Alt+H will let you
CO= copy Ctrl+C
C= cut similar to Ctrl+X
CP= copy path
V= paste similar to Ctrl+V
PS= paste shortcut
SA= select all while Ctrl+A still works
and more are listed with options.
: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
+ C: Access the charms bar
+ Tab: Access the Modern Desktop Taskbar
+ I: Access the Settings charm
+ H: Access the Share charm
+ K: Access the Devices charm
+ Q: Access the Apps Search screen
+ F: Access the Files Search screen
+ W: Access the Settings Search screen
+ P: Access the Second Screen bar
+ Z: Brings up the App Bar when you have a Modern Desktop App running
+ X: Access the Windows Tools Menu
+ O: Lock screen orientation
+ . : Move the screen split to the right
+ Shift + . : Move the screen split to the left
+ V: View all active Toasts/Notifications
+ Shift + V: View all active Toasts/Notifications in reverse order
+ PrtScn: Takes a screenshot of the screen and automatically saves it in the Pictures folder as Screenshot
+ Enter: Launch Narrator
+ E: Open Computer
+ R: Open the Run dialog box
+ U: Open Ease of Access Center
+ Ctrl + F: Open Find Computers dialog box
+ Pause/Break: Open the System page
+ 1..10: Launch a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
+ Shift + 1..10: Launch a new instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
+ Ctrl + 1..10: Access the last active instance of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
+ Alt + 1..10: Access the Jump List of a program pinned on the Taskbar in the position indicated by the number
+ B: Select the first item in the Notification Area and then use the arrow keys to cycle through the items Press Enter to open the selected item
+ Ctrl + B: Access the program that is displaying a message in the Notification Area
+ T: Cycle through the items on the Taskbar
+ M: Minimize all windows
+ Shift + M: Restore all minimized windows
+ D: Show/Hide Desktop (minimize/restore all windows)
+ L: Lock computer
+ Up Arrow: Maximize current window
+ Down Arrow: Minimize/restore current window
+ Home: Minimize all but the current window
+ Left Arrow: Tile window on the left side of the screen
+ Right Arrow: Tile window on the right side of the screen
+ Shift + Up Arrow: Extend current window from the top to the bottom of the screen
+ Shift + Left/Right Arrow: Move the current window from one monitor to the next
+ F1: Launch Windows Help and Support
PageUp: Scroll forward on the Modern Desktop Start screen
PageDown: Scroll backward on the Modern Desktop Start screen
Esc: Close a charm
Ctrl + Esc: Switch between Modern Desktop Start screen and the last accessed application
Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel: Activate the Semantic Zoom on the Modern Desktop screen
Alt: Display a hidden Menu Bar
Alt + D: Select the Address Bar
Alt + P: Display the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer
Alt + Tab: Cycle forward through open windows
Alt + Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through open windows
Alt + F: Close the current window Open the Shut Down Windows dialog box from the Desktop
Alt + Spacebar: Access the Shortcut menu for current window
Alt + Esc: Cycle between open programs in the order that they were opened
Alt + Enter: Open the Properties dialog box of the selected item
Alt + PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the active Window and place it in the clipboard
Alt + Up Arrow: Move up one folder level in Windows Explorer (Like the Up Arrow in XP)
Alt + Left Arrow: Display the previous folder
Alt + Right Arrow: Display the next folder
Shift + Insert: CD/DVD Load CD/DVD without triggering Autoplay or Autorun
Shift + Delete: Permanently delete the item (rather than sending it to the Recycle Bin)
Shift + F6: Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
Shift + F10: Access the context menu for the selected item
Shift + Tab: Cycle backward through elements in a window or dialog box
Shift + Click: Select a consecutive group of items
Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of a program
Shift + Right-click on a Taskbar button: Access the context menu for the selected item
Ctrl + A: Select all items
Ctrl + C: Copy the selected item
Ctrl + X: Cut the selected item
Ctrl + V: Paste the selected item
Ctrl + D: Delete selected item
Ctrl + Z: Undo an action
Ctrl + Y: Redo an action
Ctrl + N: Open a new window in Windows Explorer
Ctrl + W: Close current window in Windows Explorer
Ctrl + E: Select the Search box in the upper right corner of a window
Ctrl + Shift + N: Create new folder
Ctrl + Shift + Esc: Open the Windows Task Manager
Ctrl + Alt + Tab: Use arrow keys to cycle through open windows
Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Access the Windows Security screen
Ctrl + Click: Select multiple individual items
Ctrl + Click and drag an item: Copies that item in the same folder
Ctrl + Shift + Click and drag an item: Creates a shortcut for that item in the same folder
Ctrl + Tab: Move forward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Tab: Move backward through tabs
Ctrl + Shift + Click on a Taskbar button: Launch a new instance of a program as an Administrator
Ctrl + Click on a grouped Taskbar button: Cycle through the instances of a program in the group
F1: Display Help
F2: Rename a file
F3: Open Search
F4: Display the Address Bar list
F5: Refresh display
F6: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
F7: Display command history in a Command Prompt
F10: Display hidden Menu Bar
F11: Toggle full screen display
Tab: Cycle forward through elements in a window or dialog box
PrtScn: Take a screen shot of the entire screen and place it in the clipboard
Home: Move to the top of the active window
End: Move to the bottom of the active window
Delete: Delete the selected item
Backspace: Display the previous folder in Windows Explorer Move up one folder level in Open or Save dialog box
Esc: Close a dialog box
Num Lock Enabled + +: Display the contents of the selected folder
Num Lock Enabled + -: Collapse the selected folder
Num Lock Enabled + *: Expand all subfolders under the selected folder
Press Shift 5 times Turn StickyKeys on or off
Hold down right Shift for 8 seconds Turn FilterKeys on or off
Hold down Num Lock for 5 seconds Turn ToggleKeys on or off
From MSDN Blog
Microsoft KB for more shortcuts while they have listed normal.
If you are a developer, this is one of the commands you’ll love the most:
Win + X
Starts a command prompt with administrator privileges.
With Windows 8 and Windows RT, you can use the keyboard shortcuts you're already using as well as:
For a bigger list of keyboard shortcuts relating to Windows 8 and Windows RT see here.