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Most useful Windows 8 Keyboard shortcuts

Whenever you make the switch in either software or hardware things can seem a little daunting at first, as they tend to function in a slightly different manner to which you are used to. While the changes in Windows 8 aren’t very different from previous versions of Windows, you might still feel as though you’ve been dropped into unknown area because of the new interface. That’s why Microsoft has prepared a list of your everyday Windows 8  keyboard shortcuts from where we’ve picked the shortcuts which we believe are most important for our customers’ day-to-day small business needs as best save you time and efforts.

When are keyboard shortcuts especially useful?

When you’re using Windows 8 on a tablet, it’s easy enough to navigate the new OS. But if you don’t have a touch screen, there’s no need to mouse around to make key functions appear. If you know the correct keyboard shortcuts, you can work faster and more efficiently on a laptop or a PC.

Your top Windows 8 Keyboard shortcuts: Try them – love them for saving your time!

What keyboard keys will we be using?

Windows key 3                    

= Windows Key  +  Letter Keys



Note: In case you’re new to keyboard shortcuts, all of these involve holding down the Windows key (look at the image above), then tapping the appropriate letter key.


Windows Key + C

Displays Charms menu, for quick access to things like Search,
Share, and Settings.


Windows Key + D

Switches you to Desktop mode. Once you’re in that mode, pressing
Windows-D again toggles between minimize/restore all windows.


Windows Key + I

Brings up the Settings charm, where you’ll find, among other things,
the Power icon for shutting down the PC.


Windows Key + PrtSc

This handy new feature instantly captures a screenshot and saves it
(in PNG format) to a Screenshots subfolder in your Pictures folder.


Windows Key + L

Locks Computer

Now, when you know top Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts why don’t you read our blog post about general keyboard shortcuts which can be used in any Windows version!

Contact us if you would like to learn more keyboard shortcuts or you have any other question:

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