Microsoft Windows 8.1 – The shortcuts which you would need

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The new Microsoft operating system Windows 8.1 got many shortcuts, which is needed to perform as a pro with the system. Of course you can use your mouse to do all of this shortcuts, but in the most of the time this takes much more time and is much more work. So have a look at our interesting list of shortcuts for Microsoft Windows 8 and get faster in working with the new operating system from Microsoft. Some of the shortcuts are working with older versions of Windows. Have a try and see if it works.

Microsoft Windows shortcuts

The Microsoft Windows 8 shortcuts list

  • Windows key Opens the Start screen
  • Win + type keyword Instantly starting the application search
  • Win + D The standard Windows desktop shortcut. It minimize/restore all open desktop windows and brings you to the desktop
  • Win + Q Shows list with installed apps
  • Win + W Reach directly the settings search
  • Win + F Reach directly the file search
  • Win + I Open the settings sidebar (control panel, volume, brightness, network, notifications and more)
  • Win + P Regular Windows-shortcut to open the multi-monitor options
  • Win + X Open the power user shortcut menu (Device Manager, Control Panel, Command Prompt, Power Options, and more)
  • Win + Z Opens the App Bar in the Modern UI applications, so you can make changes or settings
  • Win + . (period) Snaps the current Modern UI app to the right side of the screen. Press the shortcut twice and the app will snap to the right
  • Win + . (period) + Shift Snaps the current Modern UI app to the left side of the screen
  • Win + J Switches focus between snapped Modern UI apps
  • Win + Page Up / Down Moves full-screen Modern UI app to a second monitor
  • Win + Left / Right arrow Moves and snaps desktop applications in that direction, or to a second monitor
  • Win + Tab Switches between open applications. Similar to using the left-upper corner with a mouse
  • Win + L Lock-up Windows

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