Windows 8 - Essential Shortcuts

Knowing the below shortcuts will not only make your life easy but also will save a lot of time while working .

  • Windows key ----- switches between the Start screen and  Desktop.
  • Windows key + D ----- opens the Windows Desktop.
  • Windows key + .  ----- unpins Windows apps on the side of the screen.
  • Windows key + X ----- opens the power user menu (Try It).
  • Windows key + C ----- opens the Charms bar .
  • Windows key + I ----- opens the Settings
  • Windows key + Tab ----- shows open apps.
  • Windows key + Print screen ----- Takes a screen shot and saves it as png file in Documents folder .