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20 Essential Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

To perform everyday tasks more efficiently on your PC , you must know the keyboard shortcuts. Windows 8 is different from Windows 7.  If you know the keyboard shortcuts, you can work faster. 12-1   Here’s the 20 essential Windows 8 keyboard Shortcuts :

  1. Windows + C : Displays Charms Bar.
  2. Windows + I : Displays Settings menu for Current app.
  3. Windows + X : Shows Advanced System Options.
  4. Windows + D : Activates Desktop mode.
  5. Windows + R : Opens Run.
  6. Windows + F : Universal Search Menu.
  7. Windows + M : Minimizes all windows and opens desktop mode.
  8. Windows + Tab : Task Switcher for Windows 8 styled apps.
  9. Windows + L : Locks the PC.
  10. Windows + E : Opens File Explorer.
  11. Windows + .(period key) : Docks the current windows 8 styled app to right.
  12. Windows + Shift + .(period key) : Docks the current windows 8 styled app to left.
  13. Windows + Left Arrow key : Docks the current window to left half of the desktop.
  14. Windows + Right Arrow key : Docks the current window to right half of the desktop.
  15. Windows + Down Arrow key : Minimizes the current window.
  16. Windows + Up Arrow key : Maximizes the current window.
  17. Windows + prtsc (print screen) : Takes the Snapshot.
  18. Ctrl + Shift + Esc : Opens Task Manager.
  19. Alt + Tab : Switch between open windows in desktop mode.
  20. Ctrl + Shift + N : Create’s a New Folder.

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