Shortcut keys for Windows 8


List of shortcut keys for working with the user interface in Windows 8.
  • Windows key + L: Locks the computer
  • Windows key + E: Launches Windows Explorer with Computer view displayed
  • Windows key + C: Brings up Charms
  • Windows key + I: Launches the Settings charm
  • Windows key + W: Opens the Search charm
  • Windows key + K: Opens the Devices charm
  • Windows key + H: Opens the Share charm
  • Windows key + Q: Displays the Apps menu
  • Windows key + B: Switches to the classic Windows desktop
  • Windows key + M: Minimize all Windows on the desktop
  • Windows key + Z: Opens the App Bar for the current Metro application
  • Windows key + Tab: Opens the Metro application switcher menu, switches between applications
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