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What are the new shortcuts for Windows 8?

Aero Peek is disabled by default in Windows 8, but you can get it back via Taskbar Properties:

Aero Peek checkbox in Windows 8

However, the old shortcut Win+Spacebar no longer works - is there a replacement, or a way to get the old keyboard shortcut working?

  • Can someone integrate my answer into the other answer, as my html skills suck or I would do it. – Moab Sep 4 '12 at 21:02

Try Win+,

New hotkeys for Windows 8:

Key combination:     Windows 8 functionality:
Windows+Space       Switch input language and keyboard layout.
Windows+O           Lock device orientation.
Windows+,           Temporarily peek at the desktop.
Windows+V           Cycle through toasts.
Windows+Shift-V     Cycle through toasts in reverse order.
Windows+Enter       Launch Narrator.
Windows+PgUp        Move the Start Screen or a Metro-style application to the monitor on the left.
Windows+PgDown      Move the Start Screen or a Metro-style application to the monitor on the right.
Windows+Shift-.     Move the gutter to the left (snap an application).
Windows+.           Move the gutter to the right (snap an application).
Windows+C           Open the Charms bar.
Windows+I           Open the Settings charm.
Windows+K           Open the Connect charm.
Windows+H           Open the Share charm.
Windows+Q           Open the Search pane.
Windows+W           Open the Settings Search app.
Windows+F           Open the File Search app.
Windows+Tab         Cycle through apps.
Windows+Shift-Tab   Cycle through apps in reverse order.
Windows+Ctrl-Tab    Cycle through apps and snap them as they cycle.
Windows+Z           Open the App Bar.
Windows+/           Initiate input method editor (IME) reconversion.
Windows+J           Swap foreground between the snapped and filled apps.
Windows+Printscreen It takes and saves the screenshot. It places the saved screenshot into your pictures folder as a PNG.
  • 2
    This works for Windows 10, too – mbomb007 May 1 '18 at 19:21

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