Forum Thread: Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8!!

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Step 1: Windows Key Shortcuts : Part 1

  1. Windows Key

Open/Close Start Menu

  1. Windows Key + L

Lock your computer

  1. Windows Key + M

Minimize the window/program you are currently using

  1. Windows Key + C

Open/Close Sidebar

  1. Windows Key + X

Open Menu in Bottom Left Corner

  • Programs and Features
  • Mobility Centre
  • Power Options
  • Event Viewer
  • System
  • Device Manager
  • Network Connections
  • Disk Management
  • Computer Management
  • Command Prompt
  • Command Prompt (Admin)
  • Task Manager
  • Control Panel
  • File Explorer
  • Search
  • Run
  • Shut down or sign out

Sign out
Sleep
Shut down
Restart

  • Desktop

Step 2: Windows Key Shortcuts : Part 2

  1. Windows Key + K

Open Devices

  • Play
  • Print
  • Project
  1. Windows Key + H

Open Share

  1. Windows Key + F

Open Search Files

  1. Windows Key + D

Minimize the program you are using

  • If you press Windows Key + D again the program will go back to fullscreen
  1. Windows Key + S

Open Search Everywhere

  1. Windows Key + P

Opens Project

  • PC screen only
  • Duplicate
  • Extend
  • Second screen only
  1. Windows Key + I

Open Settings

  • Control Panel
  • Personalization
  • PC Info
  • Help
  • Internet Connection
  • Volume
  • Brightness
  • Notifications
  • Power
  • Keyboard
  • Change PC settings

Step 3: Windows Key Shortcuts : Part 3

  1. Windows Key + U

Open Ease of Access Center

  1. Windows Key + R

Open Run

15.Windows Key + E

Open This PC

  1. Windows Key + W

Open Search Settings

  1. Windows Key + Q

Open Search Everywhere

  1. Windows Key + Down Arrow

Minimize the program/window you are currently in

  • If you press windows key + down arrow again it will minimize the program or window you are currently in to the taskbar
  1. Windows Key + Up Arrow

Make the program/windows you are currently in full size again

  1. Windows Key + Right Arrow

Change page position

  • If you press windows key + right arrow once the program/window you are currently in will move to the right
  • If you press windows key + right arrow again the program/window will move to the left
  • If you press windows key + right arrow one more time the program/windows will move to the center
  1. Windows Key + Left Arrow

Change page position

  • If you press windows key + left arrow once the program/window you are currently in will move to the left
  • If you press windows key + left arrow again the program/window will move to the right
  • If you press windows key + left arrow one more time the program/windows will move to the center
  1. Windows Key + Enter

Open Narrator Settings

  • General
  • Navigation
  • Voice
  • Commands
  • Minimize
  • Exit

Step 4: Windows Key Shortcuts : Part 4

  1. Windows Key + 1

Open/Minimize This PC

  1. Windows Key + 2

Open/Minimize WildTangent Games

  1. Windows Key + 3

Open/Minimize Movie Studio Platinum 12.0

  1. Windows Key + 4

Open/Minimize AVG Internet Security

  1. Windows Key + 5

Open/Minimize Chrome

  1. Windows Key + 6

Open/Minimize Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. Windows Key + 7

Open/Minimize Windows Media Player

  1. Windows Key + 8

Open/Mimimize Jacquie Lawson Circus

  1. Windows Key + 9

Open/Minimize the program you are currently using

  • Windows Key + 1 - 9 will vary depending of what programs and applications you have on your computer
  1. Windows Key + +

Open Magnifier and Zoom In

  1. Windows Key + -

Zoom Out

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