Windows 8 Hotkeys

Windows 8 comes with many integrated hotkeys. Here is a list of the hotkeys currently available in Windows 8 using the Windows key.



Win + C: All charms.
Win + Q: Search charm.
Win + H: Share charm.
Win + K: Devices charm.
Win + I: Settings charm.


Win + Q: Search apps.
Win + W: Search settings.
Win + F: Search files.

Metro Apps

Win + Z: Get to app options.
Win + Shift: Snap app to the right.


Win + D: Open desktop.
Win + B: Back to desktop.


Win + X: Open system utility settings menu.
Win + PrintScreen: Take screenshot and save to the folder Pictures.
Win + Tab: Open switch list.
Win + T: Preview open windows in taskbar.

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