Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
Win – Display Start MenuWin + Mouse Scroll Wheel – Zoom in and out on the Start MenuWin + L – Lock your PC and return to logon screenWin + P -Projector OptionsWin + X – Admin tools menuWin + Enter – Starts Windows NarratorWin + (plus sign + ) – Screen zoom inWin + (minus sign - ) – Screen zoom outWin + Print Screen – Saves a screenshot in the picture library screenshot folderPrint Screen – Saves a screenshot to clipboardAlt + Tab – Classic app switcherWin + Tab – Metro app switcherAlt + F4 – Close application (Desktop and Metro)Tab – Select different itemsCtrl + C – CopyCtrl + X – CutCtrl + V – Paste
Metro / Modern ShortcutsWin + C – Displays charmsWin + Z – Displays app barWin + I – Settings side menuWin + K – Devices menuWin + H – Share menuWin + F – File searchWin + Q – Application searchWin + W – Settings searchWin + (period . ) – Snap Metro app to the rightWin + Shift + (period . ) –Snap Metro app to the leftArrow keys + spacebar – Select app tileDesktop ShortcutsWin + D – Show DesktopWin + M – Minimize to DesktopWin + R – RunWin + T – Taskbar previewsWin + U – Ease of Access CenterWin + Pause / Break – System InformationWin + comma – Peek at desktopCtrl + Shift + Escape – Task ManagerWin + Right Arrow – Aero snap rightWin + Left Arrow – Aero snap leftWin + Up Arrow – Aero snap full screenWin + 1 through 9 – Launched applications pinned to the taskbar
File Explorer ShortcutsWin + E – Open File ExplorerCtrl + N – Additonal File Explorer windowAlt + F + P – Open Command prompt at current locationAlt + F + r – Open PowerShell prompt at current locationCtrl + Mouse Scroll Wheel – Change viewCtrl + Shift + N – New FolderAlt + Enter – Selected File/Folder PropertiesF2 – Rename selected itemCtrl + F1 – Show or Hide RibbonAlt + Up arrow – Navigate up a folderAlt + Left Arrow – Navigate to previous folderAlt + Right Arrow – Navigate forwardDesktop Internet Explorer 10Ctrl + B – Favorites ManagerCtrl + D – Add site to FavoritesCtrl + I – Favorites ListCtrl + G – FeedsCtrl + H – HistoryCtrl + J – View DownloadsCtrl + N – New WindowCtrl + P – PrintCtrl + Shift + P – Open InPrivate mode tabCtrl + T – New tabCtrl + K – Duplicate tabCtrl + W – Close tabCtrl + Shift + T – Reopen closed tabCtrl + Tab – Switch between open tabsCtrl + R or F5 – Refresh PageCtrl + U – View SourceCtrl + F or F3 – Find on pageCtrl + E – Move cursor to address bar to search the webAlt + Home – HomepageAlt + Left Arrow – BackAlt + Right Arrow – ForwardF10 – MenubarF11 – Toggle Full Screen ModeF12 – Developer ToolsMetro Internet Explorer 10Ctrl + E – Move cursor to address bar to search the webCtrl + F or F3 – Find on pageCtrl + R or F5 – Refresh PageCtrl + P – PrintCtrl + T – New tabCtrl + K – Duplicate tabCtrl + W – Close tabCtrl + Tab – Switch between open tabsCtrl + Shift + T – Reopen closed tabCtrl + Shift + P – Open InPrivate Mode TabCtrl + L or F4 – Open address barAlt + Left Arrow – BackAlt + Right Arrow Forward
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