Saturday, September 17, 2011

Shortcut Key of Windows 8

Windows 8 Developer Preview is out, and as usual there are those out there that are very efficient with keyboard shortcuts. Here is a list of known shortcuts for the preview. There may be more, which will be added as they become known.

Key Function
Windows logo key+spacebar----------- Switch input language and keyboard
layout
Windows logo key+Y--------- Temporarily peek at the desktop
Windows logo key+O------- Locks device orientation
Windows logo key+V------- Cycles through toasts
Windows logo key+shift+V----- Cycles through toasts in reverse order
Windows logo key+Enter----- Launches Narrator
Windows logo key+PgUp------ Moves tiles to the left
Windows logo key+PgDown------ Moves tiles to the right
Windows logo key+Shift+-------. Moves the split to the left
Windows logo key+.-------- Moves the split to the right
Windows logo key+F------- Opens File Search App
Windows logo key+C-------- Opens Charms Bar
Windows logo key+I-------- Opens Settings charm
Windows logo key+K--------- Opens Connect charm
Windows logo key+H---------- Opens Share charm
Windows logo key+Q---------- Opens Search pane
Windows logo key+W---------- Opens Settings Search app
Windows logo key+Z------- Opens App Bar

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