Top 20 Windows Shortcut Keys
No one wants to go slower. The new touch interfaces in Windows 8 are easy to navigate, but don’t forget about the Windows Key (Winkey). Just like right-click is still often the fastest way to select actions in Windows, these Windows shortcut keys get you there faster:
(Press the Winkey and the listed character at the same time for the desired action.)
Winkey – Toggle between Start screen and the foremost running app or the Windows Desktop.
Winkey 1,2,3 etc. – Number of the application on the Quick Launch bar from left to right.
Winkey B – Notification area.
Winkey C – Charms.
Winkey D – Desktop.
Winkey E – Windows Explorer.
Winkey F – Find dialog.
Winkey I – Start screen settings.
Winkey L – Locks Windows Desktop.
Winkey M – Minimized all windows.
Winkey N – OneNote (if installed)
Winkey O – Orientation toggle.
Winkey P – Projection pane for picking a display.
Winkey Q – Lync (if installed)
Winkey R – Run box.
Winkey T – Taskbar.
Winkey Z – Apps bar (displays all apps).
Winkey Arrow – Moves selected Window.
Winkey (+ or -) – Zooms in or out.
Winkey F1 – Help and Support.
Special thanks to Jeremy Anthamatten for reminding us how to move around quickly.