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Keyboard Shortcut to Switch to the Desktop Background
What are the new shortcuts for Windows 8?

The Windows key is a shortcut to Metro. Is there an equivalent type shortcut to show your desktop?

If not, is there some way I can set this up?

  • Although closed, are you able to mark an answer? – Canadian Luke Oct 26 '12 at 5:03
  • @Luke Ah sorry, when I originally had tried to accept it enough time hadn't passed yet and then I just forgot. – Vian Esterhuizen Oct 26 '12 at 13:59

Windows+D will show your desktop

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    Oh man ... something tells me this is probably a shortcut that's been around a while. I've just never needed it as much as I do with getting out of Metro. – Vian Esterhuizen Oct 25 '12 at 23:54

Unless I'm misunderstanding the question, the Windows key will toggle between the Start Screen and your desktop as well.

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  • I was looking for straight to Desktop. The Windows key just toggles Metro on and off (to the last thing you had open). – Vian Esterhuizen Oct 26 '12 at 0:02
  • Got it :) Thanks for clarifying for me. Just in case it's helpful, here's a link to almost any shortcut you might ever need... link – Launa Oct 26 '12 at 0:11

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