The 20 Most Useful Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

When switching from old Windows version to the latest Windows 8 operating system, many computer users might feel a little lost at first.  I also realize that many of you are having a difficult time adjusting to the Metro UI interface. The best way to learn how to get around the new Metro UI is to use the new Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts. It allows you to navigate around the new operating system quickly and efficiently.

This guide will show you the 20 most useful new keyboard shortcuts to improve your Windows 8 experience.

Windows key + C: All charms
Windows key + Q: Search charm
Windows key + H: Share charm
Windows key: Start charm
Windows key + K: Devices charm
Windows key + I: Settings charm

Windows key + W: Search settings
Windows key + F: Search files

Apps (Metro)
Windows key + Z: Get to app options
Windows key + .: Snap app to the left
Windows key + Shift+.: Snap app to the right

Windows key + D: Open desktop
Windows key + ,: Peek at desktop
Windows key + B: Back to desktop

Windows key + X: Open system utility settings menu
Windows key + PrtSc: Take screenshot and save to Pictures
Windows key + Tab: Open switch list
Windows key + T: Preview open windows in taskbar
Windows key + U: Open Ease of Access Center
Windows key + Enter: Open Windows Narrator

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