Enterprise and Point of Sale on Windows 8, some shortcuts to know.

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Windows 8 is proving to be a bit challenging. The navigation is really centered on touch screen functionality. On a regular monitor, it can seem like an endless array of mouse clicks.

Most users don’t realize that the Windows 8 systems are also very keyboard shortcut oriented.

Here are some of the more common shortcuts, just to make life easier.

 

Shortcut

Description

Windows Key + D

Show Desktop

Windows Key + C

Open Charms Menu

Windows Key + F

Charms Menu – Search

Windows Key + H

Charms Menu – Share

Windows Key + K

Charms Menu – Devices

Windows Key + I

Charms Menu – Settings

Windows Key + Q

Search For Installed Apps

Windows Key + W

Search Settings

Windows Key + Tab

Cycle through open Modern UI Apps

Windows Key + Shift + Tab

Cycle through open Modern UI Apps in reverse order

Windows Key + .

Snaps app to the right (split screen multitasking)

Windows Key + Shift + .

Snaps app to the left (split screen multitasking)

Windows Key + ,

Temporarily view desktop

Alt + F4

Quit Modern UI Apps

Windows Key + E

Launch Windows Explorer Window

Windows Key + L

Lock PC and go to lock screen

Windows Key + T

Cycle through icons on taskbar (press Enter to launch app)

Windows Key + X

Show Advanced Windows Settings Menu

Windows Key + E

Launch Windows Explorer Window

Windows Key + Page Down

Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the right

Windows Key + M

Minimize all Windows

Windows Key + Shift + M

Restore all minimized Windows

Windows Key + R

Open Run dialog box

Windows Key + Up Arrow

Maximize current window

Windows Key + Down Arrow

Minimize current window

Windows Key + Left Arrow

Maximize current window to left side of the screen

Windows Key + Right Arrow

Maximize current window to right side of the screen

Ctrl + Shift + Escape

Open Task Manager

Windows Key + Print Screen

Takes a Print Screen and saves it to your Pictures folder

Windows Key + Page Up

Moves Start screen and apps to secondary monitor on the left

Windows Key + Pause Break

Display System Properties

Shift + Delete

Permanently delete files without sending it to Recycle Bin

Windows Key + F1

Open Windows Help and Support

Windows Key + V

Cycle through notifications

Windows Key + Shift + V

Cycle through notifications in reverse order

Windows Key + 0 to 9

Launch/show app pinned to taskbar at indicated number

Windows Key + Shift + 0 to 9

Launch new instance of app pinned to taskbar at indicated number

Alt + Enter

Display Properties of selected item in File Explorer

Alt + Up Arrow

View upper level folder of current folder in File Explorer

Alt + Right Arrow

View next folder in File Explorer

Alt + Left Arrow

View previous folder in File Explorer

Windows Key + P

Choose secondary display modes

Windows Key + U

Open Ease of Access Center

Alt + Print Screen

Print Screen focused Window only

Windows Key + Spacebar

Switch input language and keyboard layout

Windows Key + Shift + Spacebar

Switch to previous input language and keyboard layout

Windows Key + Enter

Open Narrator

Windows Key + +

Zoom in using Magnifier

Windows Key + –

Zoom out using Magnifier

Windows Key + Escape

Exit Magnifier

 

Hope these help.